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Facebook demands LAPD end social media surveillance and use of fake accounts
Company’s letter to LA police chief comes after the Guardian revealed that the department partnered with a tech firm that enables undercover spying

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin

18, Nov, 2021 @10:43 PM

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Canada’s Trudeau deploys air force to help flooding effort– as it happened
British Columbia premier declares a state of emergency amid the flooding which has killed one person with more deaths expected

Samantha Lock (now) Mark Oliver Sam Levin, Gloria Oladipo, Fran Lawther and Martin Belam (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @6:22 AM

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Exclusive: LAPD partnered with tech firm that enables secretive online spying
Records show LA police trialed social media surveillance tech from Voyager Labs, which claims its software can predict crimes and help monitor private messages

Sam Levin and Johana Bhuiyan

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: the software that studies your Facebook friends to predict who may commit a crime
Voyager, which pitches its tech to police, has suggested indicators such as Instagram usernames that show Arab pride can signal inclination towards extremism

Johana Bhuiyan and Sam Levin with graphics by Alvin Chang

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Britney Spears’s conservatorship terminated after nearly 14 years
Musician regains independence after legal arrangement denied her right to make key life decisions

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

12, Nov, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Hearing could restore Britney Spears’s independence after nearly 14 years
Judge’s decision could cancel arrangement that has controlled singer’s career, finances and personal life

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

12, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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House Capitol attack committee subpoenas six more Trump associates – as it happened
Michael Flynn and ex-campaign manager Bill Stepien among recipients – get the latest

Sam Levin (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

09, Nov, 2021 @1:00 AM

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Revealed: how LAPD targeted Nipsey Hussle’s street corner and store
Police sent patrols to stop people around The Marathon Clothing store, records show, as Hussle’s brother tells the Guardian: ‘Everybody would get harassed’

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

07, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Killed in seconds: why did the FBI shoot Jonathan Cortez in an Oakland corner store?
Six weeks after the killing, the family of the aspiring food truck owner demands answers: ‘What are they hiding?’

Sam Levin

30, Oct, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Long Beach school safety officer who shot teenager charged with murder
Eddie Gonzalez, a former school officer, shot into a vehicle near a high school, striking the 18-year-old who died a week later

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Oct, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Biden’s clean electricity program could be dropped from spending bill – report
Major part of the Biden administration’s climate agenda will ‘likely’ be cut from the massive budget bill pending in Congress, New York Times reports

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 AM

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Biden’s clean electricity program could be dropped from spending bill, report says – as it happened
The New York Times reports that Senator Joe Manchin strongly opposes the heart of the president’s climate agenda – follow all the latest politics news

Sam Levin (now) and Adam Gabbatt (earlier)

16, Oct, 2021 @12:17 AM

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