Thursday, December 8, 2016
Police Spy Tools Evolve Faster Than Lawmakers Can Keep Up
Police Spy Tools Evolve Faster Than Lawmakers Can Keep Up: "The Baltimore surveillance program broke new ground by bringing wide-area persistent surveillance—a technology that the military has been developing for a decade—to municipal law enforcement. The police department kept the program secret from the public, as well as from the city’s mayor and other local officials, until it was detailed in August by Bloomberg Businessweek. Privacy advocates, defense attorneys, and some local legislators called for the program to be suspended immediately, until the technology could be evaluated in public hearings."