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Debate on surveillance and privacy heats up as US protests rage

Chaotic demonstrations over race and policing that swept through the United States over the past week have fuelled a debate over the growing use of surveillance technology by security forces in protests worldwide and its impact on privacy.

The unrest has drawn a large response from security forces in the United States, raising concerns from privacy groups about the use of new surveillance tools that activists say risk stifling people’s right to protest. While monitoring protests is nothing new, authorities’ ability to potentially identify those in attendance from distance and without detection has increased in recent years.

Full article: Debate on surveillance and privacy heats up as U.S. protests rage – Reuters