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Police used ‘geofencing,’ surveillance video to ID suspects in shooting at cops’ home

The Camden County Police Department and several federal law enforcement partners used high-tech tools in their investigation of the gunfire into the home of two sleeping police officers in the city last month.



a man standing in front of a car: Friday, September 18, 2020 - A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.

They netted four suspects using surveillance video, spent shell casings and a new practice called geofencing, where police ask tech companies for information on any cell phones near a crime scene and then work backward to determine possible suspects or build a case against someone.

Julio Nieves, 19, Jeremiah McDonald, 18, Jaqwa Styles, 19, all of Pennsauken, and Kobbie Johnson, 30, of Collingswood, are all charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to

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Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance



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For many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck.

But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a return to the office, some managers are deploying increasing levels of surveillance in an attempt to recreate the oversight of the office at home.

“It has really ramped up,” says Dr Claudia Pagliari, a researcher into digital health and society at the University of Edinburgh. “People are home working, and many organisations are beginning to want to track what they’re doing.”

Such surveillance comes in many forms. “Some of it is as simple as ‘checking in’,” Pagliari says, “stamping your timecard in a digital sense. You might have to do your work

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