New program sees big data used for local policing

A new initiative in Oakland — funded by federal dollars — will see the merging of big data into local policing; yet another tentacle of the every expanding surveillance state, running roughshod over Fourth Amendment-protected privacy expectations.According to the New York Times Monday, federal grants of $7 million have been awarded to Oakland to start a new program to "collect and analyze reams of surveillance data from around town — from gunshot-detection sensors in the barrios of East Oakland to license plate readers mounted on police cars patrolling the city’s upscale hills." The city will construct a new surveillance center in time for next summer, in which "it will electronically gather data around the clock from a variety of sensors and databases, analyze that data and display some of the information on a bank of giant monitors."Continue Reading…

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