Our New Brief on ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter is an Acoustic Gunshot Detection System (AGDS) used by law enforcement to detect and report the location of gun fire. These microphone and acoustic sensors are generally placed on utility poles and buildings, where they register and record a specific “acoustic signature” whenever a short, explosive, and loud sound is detected. ShotSpotter installs 20-25 audio […]


The Sky Did Not Fall

March 15 marks three years since, amid the shrill protests of the intelligence community, Congress allowed key sections of the mass-surveillance-enabling PATRIOT Act to lapse. This week, we’re again hearing shrill cries of the intelligence community and their lackeys on the Hill, declaring that if Congress allows mass-surveillance-enabling Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act […]