Surveillance

Benedikt Groß and Joseph Lee

The Deeply Private Information Hidden in Plain Sight

A project mapping every pool in Los Angeles raises awkward questions about the tradeoff between privacy and big, public data.

British Airways

This Amazing Billboard Interacts With Planes That Fly Over It

Finally, an awesome use of surveillance technology. 

KIRO 7

Seattle Presses Pause on Its Mass Surveillance Plans

If only temporarily. 

Matti Schneider

These Massive Data Facilities Could Be Targets of Government Spying

The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.

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How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?

Civil liberties advocates argue that it may be too much.

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How Surveillance Cameras and Civil Liberties Can Coexist

Technology will continue to enhance our ability to monitor public spaces. But cities should seize upon more surveillance cautiously.

Andrew Burton/Reuters

The Frightening Effects of the NYPD's 'Mapping Muslims' Program

"Everybody's an informant."

Reuters/Joshua Lott

When Police Abuse Surveillance Cameras

What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

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Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

Kieran Doherty / Reuters

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

Andrew Winning / Reuters

Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country