How Cities Are Fighting Secret Surveillance

Predictive policing tools. License plate readers. Stingrays. As more and more surveillance tools fall into police’s hands, cities are trying to play catch up

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Mar 2, 2018 · 5 min read
A security camera hangs from the roof of the United Nations building, against the backdrop of New York City. Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters

By Tanvi Misra

A local government. A powerful private entity with controversial technology. A secret…

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