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The crowd and the mob: opportunities and cautions for constant video surveillance

Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute | May 29, 2013

Recent events in Boston highlight both the potential and hazards of ever-present cameras. In the hours following the April 15 bombing, law enforcement agencies called upon commercial businesses and the public to submit relevant footage from surveillance cameras and mobile devices. While the tsunami of crowd-sourced data threatened to overwhelm servers and analysts, it provided … Continue reading »