By Nadia Kayyali / Electronic Frontier Foundation Deep Links Blog
You may be shocked to hear that EFF doesn’t think technology is a solution to every problem. That includes problems with the police and with public safety. And, as we’ve pointed out when it comes to drones and other types of local surveillance, we think adoption of new technology requires communities to understand and discuss the pros and cons.
That’s why we think President Obama’s announcement last week about federal assistance to local law enforcement was a little lackluster.
The President made it clear that he plans to leave largely untouched the controversial programs that funnel military equipment and surveillance technology to communities like Ferguson, and fund programs like fusion centers. [Read more…]