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dragnet

any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons.
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Aerial Dragnet seeks to leapfrog these approaches by developing systems adapted to the fundamental physics of small UAS in urban environments that could enable non-line-of-sight (NLOS) tracking and identification of a wide range of slow, low-flying threats.
The dragnet now, apparently, will collect information from everyday appliances and the dolls and trucks played with by our children.
In addition, although the courts ruling was limited to statutory interpretation, such dragnet surveillance also clearly violates the Fourth Amendment rights of all Americans.
During a single flight, the dragnet data collection will scoop up identifying information and the general location of thousands of cellphones.
Jane Gardner creates and performs an exclusive new score for Dragnet Girl and music plays a big part in the festival.
A dragnet is a net dragged along the sea bed which traps small fish and other small sea-life.
Third, the dragnet mentality dovetails with government's infatuation with profiling, the process of statistically or pseudo-statistically categorizing people as perpetrators and potential perpetrators of crime or other antisocial acts.
The new findings, in the reward circuit of mouse and human brains, have spurred a high tech dragnet for compounds that boost the action of a key gene regulator there, called deltaFosB.
The dragnet -- starting early on Thursday afternoon and continuing into the evening -- stopped traffic around Ben-Gurion Airport, on the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
UNDERCOVER police staged a dragnet to nab pickpockets preying on women.
Mr Morgan said the officer explained how the investigation took the unusual step of organising a dragnet to bring in every person with form for robbery in the area.
If the dragnet caught any terrorists, the authorities failed to inform the news media.