Walmart’s move is just the latest in the rolling-out of surveillance technology across workplaces in the United States, which merges the use of technology for generating metrics with spying technology that further creeps into the lives of already hard-pressed, cash-strapped workers.
A New Jersey city’s new surveillance technology comes as police increasingly use CCTV and other devices. So, is it effective?
Is it possible to keep a city’s streets safe with fewer police officers and an increased use of surveillance technology?
It’s a question many financially strapped cities and police departments across the U.S. are having to answer as they attempt to keep the city safe, while dealing with mass layoffs and budget cuts.