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Boston still tracks vehicles, lies about it, and leaves sensitive resident data exposed online.
Dig Boston  |  Kenneth Lipp  |  09-10-2015  |  Features

Smarter City or City Under Surveillancenew

Last week the Dig alerted readers to a secret experiment carried out by the City of Boston during the Boston Calling concerts that took place in May and September of last year. Among the revelations therein: Outside contractors helped municipal authorities deploy resources designed to analyze body and facial patterns of “every person who approaches the door” in order to gauge panic levels and crowd sentiment. In this follow-up, again relying in part on privileged documents that were left exposed online, we examine the communications leading up to these surveillance trials in the days, months, and even decade prior to the first Boston Calling.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-15-2014  |  Civil Liberties

City of Boston Testing Facial Recognition Software at Concertsnew

You partied hard at Boston Calling and now there's facial recognition data to prove it.
Dig Boston  |  Chris Faraone, Kenneth Lipp and Jonathan Riley  |  08-08-2014  |  Civil Liberties

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