Richard. mann: Increased “Smart City” Monitoring Sparks Debate on Modernization and Privacy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of Justice (MJ) has recently provided states with what it has termed "Big Data tools for fighting crime". The system receives and cross-checks data from cities across the country to identify potential suspicious behaviors and steer policing actions by state government corporations. Data will be produced from monitoring using a variety of devices, such as cameras scattered across thousands of cities, vehicles and even the electronic ankle monitors of convicted offenders.

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