Jul 282020
 July 28, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Dave Maass and Matthew Guariglia of EFF write:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district’s camera network, according to new records obtained by EFF. The records show that SFPD received real-time live access to hundreds of cameras as well as a “data dump” of camera footage amid the ongoing demonstrations against police violence.

The camera network is operated by the Union Square Business Improvement District (BID), a special taxation district created by the City and County of San Francisco, but operated by a private non-profit organization.

Read more of EFF’s reporting on this and find links to the documents they obtained on EFF.

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