January 1, 2016 Surveillance, U.S.
Andrea Castillo reports:
The American Civil Liberties Union recently slammed Fresno Police Department for testing social media screening programs, suggesting police could use them to monitor protest groups and accusing the department of keeping the public in the dark about the testing.
But police say they’ve only been testing services for possible use in monitoring violent crime and terrorism – not for spying on critics. They add that the public will get a chance to weigh in when a final recommendation goes before the City Council.
Read more on The Fresno Bee.
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