A web of surveillance technology runs throughout downtown Seattle, tracking cellphones of everyone who passes one of 300 Acyclica sensors. Seattle officials say the data helps traffic planners. But privacy advocates worry the raw data could be sold. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
A web of surveillance technology runs throughout downtown Seattle, tracking cellphones of everyone who passes one of 300 Acyclica sensors. Seattle officials say the data helps traffic planners. But privacy advocates worry the raw data could be sold. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle’s surveillance contractor has history of illegal sales, bribery, worrying privacy advocates

A wide network of cellphone sensors helps Seattle ease traffic congestion, but the technology raises questions among privacy advocates about how individual data is retained, especially since the company involved has a history of bribes and illegal sales. New

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