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Does Seattle need stricter rules on how police use surveillance?

Oct 5, 2016

Kim Malcolm talks with Shankar Narayan about the use of surveillance technology by the Seattle Police Department.  ​The issue resurfaced recently after a report in The Stranger detailed how the police had purchased software that allows officers to monitor your social media posts.

Nationally, the ACLU has launched an effort to regulate how surveillance technologies are used. Narayan is technology and Liberty Project director with the ACLU of Washington. 

The Seattle Police Department says it's no longer using the software, called Geofeedia.