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Transit installing audio surveillance on buses

Posted on December 11, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — According to The Daily, government officials are installing audio surveillance systems on public buses across the U.S., including in cities such as San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; and Eugene, Ore., to record conversations of passengers.

Experts told The Daily that with the new systems, transit officials “can effectively send an invisible police officer to transcribe the individual conversations of every passenger riding on a public bus.” However, installing the technology raises questions about legally protected privacy in public spaces. For the full story, click here.

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