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On April 15, 2013 there was a tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. Almost instantly pictures and videos of "suspects" started to appear on the web. Was this a good thing? Do you have concerns?
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The inevitability of grassroots surveillance
Apr 27, 2013 Alva S
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Neighborhood watches in my city are looking closely at the idea of integrated video surveillance by residents, both on the streets and in homes. Use of this data by communities to better secure their own safety seems completely inevitable to me -- and at some point it will become irresponsible not to take part in it -- it will be a deep part of city living (though not of rural life, perhaps). The nearest thing to "protection" against abuses is transparency and auditability of the collection of data.

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