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On buses, cameras are watching and listening

Posted By admin On December 3, 2012 @ 10:51 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Mark Berman
Washington Post [1]
December 3, 2012

Around Washington, surveillance cameras are always watching. They peer from rooftops, lurk at intersections and even observe people riding a bus to work.

And on Montgomery County’s Ride On buses, the cameras do more than capture what they see. Many cameras also record what they hear, a little-known function that bothers civil liberties advocates. They see a creeping erosion of privacy in the growing use of audio recording technology on public transit.

The Maryland Transit Administration began audio recording in October on some buses in and around Baltimore and hopes to expand that to about half of the agency’s 700 buses by summer.

In San Francisco, buses and trains have both audio and video recording, with the audio devices always running. And in Atlanta, transit officials are adding video and audio recording to buses and will put them on trains next.

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/on-buses-cameras-are-watching-and-listening/2012/12/02/65f234f2-1a28-11e2-aa6f-3b636fecb829_story.html

[2] Baltimore announces city-wide surveillance roll out that records passenger conversations on city buses: http://www.prisonplanet.com/baltimore-announces-city-wide-surveillance-roll-out-that-records-passenger-conversations-on-city-buses.html

[3] TSA Warns Of Terrorist Interest In Attacking Buses During Busy Holiday Season: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-warns-of-terrorist-interest-in-attacking-buses-during-busy-holiday-season.html

[4] Big Brother is watching you: The town where EVERY car is tracked by police cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-is-watching-you-the-town-where-every-car-is-tracked-by-police-cameras.html

[5] NYC to install 1000s of new subway cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyc-to-install-1000s-of-new-subway-cameras.html

[6] Not Just Buses, Street Lights Are Also Recording Conversations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/not-just-buses-street-lights-are-also-recording-conversations.html

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