New System for Police to “Detect Gunshots” is Also Recording Your Private Conversations


By The Free Thought Project It’s been almost a week since New York Police Department deployed a new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. However, the innovation has raised privacy concerns among New Yorkers while tracking loud bangs, the system records private conversations.
Questions arose after New York Police Department deployed 300 hidden microphone sensors around the city. They are aimed at identifying the sound of gunshots, and then activate nearby cameras and immediately alert law enforcement officials.

The two-year pilot program will cost New York a total of $1.5million annually.
Both the mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner William Bratton say that ShotSpotter should help officers to respond …read more