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Surveillance Cameras

September 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Atlanta has more surveillance residents per resident than any other U.S. city.
Route Fifty
June 26, 2019, 10am PDT
Facial recognition software has the possibility to change public life completely. Countries and cities should be careful to consider the consequences of adopting the technology.
The Guardian
June 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
More tickets, fewer meter maids.
NorthJersey
February 16, 2018, 2pm PST
The city of New Orleans wants to watch you party.
CityLab
June 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
Are the energy and money savings from modern street lamps worth the proliferation of surveillance technology around the city? San Jose, California is considering just such a quandary.
The Mercury News
January 25, 2017, 7am PST
A string of shootings on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have inspired the mayor to propose a package of new security measures. One of the proposals would cut back the city's all-night revelry.
The Advocate
June 17, 2013, 2pm PDT
Ever wonder just how many prying eyes are watching you as you amble down a city street? A new app seeks to develop a comprehensive catalog of Big Brother's presence by documenting the locations of security cameras covering a city's public spaces.
Fast Company Co.Exist
May 8, 2013, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Eric Jaffe explores how cash-strapped cities will handle terrorism. "The short answer is public surveillance cameras. The long answer is smarter public surveillance cameras."
The Atlantic Cities
November 18, 2011, 9am PST
Planners have debated for decades that surveillance cameras don't deter crime, more "eyes on the street" do. A recent study shows that the cameras are worth their expense, in some cases.
Urban Institute
March 9, 2011, 10am PST
The Chinese megacity of Chongqing has announced plans to install a half a million surveillance cameras by 2012.
Agence France Presse