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Ill. Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping Law

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law, which was one of the harshest in the country.

Before the court intervened, the statute prohibited anyone from recording conversations, even ones held in public, without the consent from the people being recorded, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Illinois Supreme Court found the statute's scope to be too broad.

Chicago's Crime-Predicting Software May Be Racist

Remember "Minority Report" and the police's futuristic ability to predict crime and preemptively apprehend criminals? Well, the future is here and it's possibly racist.

The Chicago Police's crime-predicting computers might be suffering from a social glitch or two -- namely, racial profiling. But other tech advances are now a normal part of police work, The Verge reports.

Here are three forms of technology regularly used by law enforcement: