A History of Public Surveillance in America

To ensure public safety, there may be a requirement for some level of governmental surveillance.  The question is: how can we ensure public safety through surveillance while still maintaining individual privacy?  This is one of the more important issues of the day, and requires a socio-technical level of research that expands the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines.

Meanwhile, here’s an interesting and historic look at public surveillance in the US.

From ProPublica.org: http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/surveillance-timeline

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