Are we Going to be Spied on in Public?
According to RT News, despite public push back against the NSA over the last few months, certain cities in the US will begin installing security systems in public places, giving officials the chance to spy on anyone in public. The article states that the latest two cities to adopt these surveillance tools are Las Vegas and Seattle.
Privacy advocates are less that pleased about the news, and many have begun pushing back on the web. The new technology would allow the cities to retrieve high-res video footage and photographs, as well as audio, though most likely not email correspondence or phone calls.
Seattle has purchased $2.6 million worth of wireless access devices that create a mesh network and that police officers can connect to in order to access video or photos, according to RT News. On the other hand, Las Vegas has purchased lampposts with Wi-Fi-enabled capabilities, cameras and microphones to capture activity and conversations.
Will this activity jeopardize our privacy? Or is it justified in order to keep the public safe? Let us know your thoughts.
Posted by Jamie Friedlander on Nov 13, 2013