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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get Ready Chicago For Spying Street Lamps

The city of Chicago plans to implement a 

new system monitoring weather, noise and 

pollution levels, that is raising privacy 

concerns among some civil liberties 

advocates. Devices will be placed on 

streetlamps that will in addition to 

collecting data on atmospheric 

conditions, will also detect the WiFi signals emanating from 

smartphones users who walked underneath the sensors. Although 

designed to a benign system that will protect privacy and collect 

information to be used in urban planning and other areas, some are 

concerned about how it may be used in the future. Ameera David 

discusses the possibilities with RT Producer Tyrel Ventura. 

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