Cleveland launches citywide network to control cameras, streetlights
A $35 million system will remotely control thousands of surveillance cameras and streetlights, preparing for “more advanced, future-ready smart city applications."
Facial recognition technology is here to stay, say analysts
Recent bans of the surveillance technology are popping up around the country, but the consensus is that facial recognition will stick around.
California will audit police use of automated license plate readers
The state auditor will investigate the technology used by police statewide, including detailed examinations of a handful of agencies, including the LAPD.
Map reveals more than 2,700 surveillance cameras in San Francisco
The civil-liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained the locations of cameras used across San Francisco as the city contemplates its use of surveillance technology.
Bill allowing police drones to watch parties almost passes in Illinois
The state assembly narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have permitted unprecedented use of drones over both public and private gatherings.
ACLU criticizes cities and states buying facial-recognition software from Amazon
"Facial recognition in American communities threatens freedom," the organization says of Amazon's Rekognition platform.
People want more police technology, but not more surveillance
New survey data shows a public that is conflicted about how law enforcement adopts new technologies like body-worn cameras and online crime reporting tools.
State police in New Jersey aren't saying why they spent 50,000 on cell phone surveillance tech
Civil liberties groups contend the technology could violate the privacy of anyone with a mobile phone who passes by.
Chinese surveillance fears ground San Francisco drones
City officials have stopped all city-run drone flights from the drone manufacturer DJI after concerns sensitive information would fall into Chinese hands.