The application, FieldWatch, gives every officer in the field with an iPhone the ability to stream video from his or her location back to a central command center.
While the House ultimately renewed intelligence agencies’ warrantless wiretapping authorization, support was much less broad than when the program was introduced in 2008.
The cameras are concentrated in areas the departments consider to have issues with crime rates or high levels of use.
To be most effective, policymakers should adopt a three-part framework to deal with mass surveillance issues.
Decisions about use of government authority to maintain national security should be debated in an open and transparent fashion.
Like other aspects of NSA surveillance, virtually everything about this kind of NSA surveillance is highly secret and we’re left with far from a full picture.