Surveillance is about power. Vigilant gives the NYPD power to monitor our whereabouts. By demanding answers to critical questions about NYPD's use of surveillance tools, New Yorkers can begin to take back the power imbalance created by the new era of mass digital surveillance.
Location-based technologies are allowing businesses to create meaningful engagement with consumers. Used properly, there are some revolutionary ways to deepen the relationship that will benefit both groups without compromising privacy.
Did you know that every time you use your cell phone to check email, send a text or make a call, your cell phone relays your location to the cell phone company? And that the company keeps your data for months?