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Police tech can foster (or foil) public trust

On Mar 3, 2020
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"Police departments find themselves in a conundrum: Many of these technologies enhance their ability to keep civilians safe, but civilians worry about privacy and improper arrests." https://t.co/u7kbv3a0CI
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While some police departments work to squash skepticism around tools like facial recognition, others are adopting new tech to gauge public sentiment.

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On Mar 3, 2020
@smartcitiesdive shared
"Police departments find themselves in a conundrum: Many of these technologies enhance their ability to keep civilians safe, but civilians worry about privacy and improper arrests." https://t.co/u7kbv3a0CI
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Police tech can foster (or foil) public trust

While some police departments work to squash skepticism around tools like facial recognition, others are adopting new tech to gauge public sentiment.

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