Overheard: Word of the Day

Jul 22 2008   4:22PM GMT

Overheard: Municipal wireless and privacy

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

wifi_logo.jpg While some cities have seen their dreams of providing wireless Internet access for all fade, others have forged ahead with wireless networks for an altogether different purpose: surveillance.

Joshua Brockman, Cities Gone Wireless: Safety Or Surveillance?

Today, public safety is the “largest and most successful sector” in the municipal wireless market, according to MuniWireless.com, a Web site devoted to tracking wireless broadband projects and technologies.

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