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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?
We need to find a balance
Apr 27, 2013 Jayant G

On one hand, the fact that the suspects can be found and tried is a great boon for safety, especially when many lives are at risk. However, there are other evils involved in constant surveillance--Such as the loss of privacy of everybody, and being able to justify racial profiling. ("It's the algorithm's fault!")

I personally tend to believe that privacy is less important in crime, both large-scale, like the Boston bombing, and more common, like gun violence. It makes sense for everybody to give up a little privacy, if the benefit is that everybody becomes a lot safer.


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