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Homeland Security Money Funds Camera Surveillance Systems

Millions of federal grant dollars allocated for municipalities to use for terrorism prevention and response are being spent to expand camera surveillance systems, buy data-mining programs for small-town police departments and create facial-recognition technology. But privacy advocates say the technology is no deterrent to terrorism and can be used to violate civil liberties.

Counterterror grants fund city cameras, data mining, Washington Times, May 19, 2005.