November 13, 2014 Surveillance, U.S.
Robert Salonga reports:
In a move inspired partly by uproars over surveillance technology in Bay Area cities, the American Civil Liberties Union is pushing the state’s largest municipalities to enact ordinances that would require public evaluation before police agencies get and use new high-tech equipment.
The ACLU of California released a report Wednesday detailing an array of instances throughout the state and country where equipment such as drones and cellphone interceptors were acquired with the help of federal and other outside funds without any public scrutiny or input.
Read more on San Jose Mercury News. Additional coverage by Vivian Ho on SFGate.
Thanks to Joe Cadillic for these links.
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