Undercover Police Used Smartphones to Keep Tabs on Protests in Tampa (nationaljournal.com)

September 17, 2012 12:00 am

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Police officers spied on protestors at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, photographing activists for identification with facial recognition software, and recording “evidence-quality” video, voice, and data with enhanced smartphones. The surveillance effort, sponsored by private companies, served as a pilot for the development of a National Public Safety Broadband Network, which will link law enforcement surveillance and communications around the country.


Read the ACLU blog on the Public Safety Broadband Network here

Read the National Journal’s update with comment from the ACLU here

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