Mar 242015
 
 March 24, 2015  Surveillance

Back in 2012, this blog noted two news stories about gunshot detectors raising potential privacy concerns by recording private conversations.

Now that concern is back in the news as NYC rolled out 300 of these detectors.  Daniel Rivero reports:

As Tyrone Lyles lay dying from a gunshot wound on an East Oakland street in 2007, he let out a few last words that would ultimately help authorities convict his killer.

“Why you done me like that, Ar?” he pleaded. “Ar, why you do me like that, dude?”

The exchange, which was used in court, was recorded by ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system that has been installed in over 90 cities across the country.

Read more on Fusion.

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