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Big Brother is listening as well as watching

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 1, 2016.

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    In a world of ubiquitous security cameras, most people know by now that some form of Big Brother – government or private – is watching them. But they are less likely to know that in some areas, he is also listening.

    While it is not yet widespread, audio surveillance is increasingly being used on parts of urban mass transit systems.

    That is the bad news, in the view of privacy advocates. But the good news is that public awareness can, at least in some cases, curtail it.

    This past week, following revelations that New Jersey Transit didn’t have policies governing storage and who had access to data from audio surveillance on some of its light-rail trains, the agency ended the program.

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