It’s described as “Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people.”
Curious: Does surveillance technology like this make you feel safer? Creeped out?
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Police in Los Angeles County recently piloted a new technology known as wide-area surveillance to monitor Compton’s streets from the air. Imagine Google Earth with a rewind button for law enforcement.
So why have local residents heard little about this experiment until now?
Our new special with KQED gives you a first-hand look at emerging surveillance technologies that are being used to fight crime – and the privacy concerns they raise.
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Latin American Studies, New York University