A new video from human rights organization Amnesty International maps the locations of more than 15,000 cameras used by the New York Police Department, both for routine surveillance and in facial-recognition searches.

A 3D model shows the 200-meter range of a camera, part of a sweeping dragnet capturing the unwitting movements of nearly half of the city’s residents, putting them at risk for misidentification. The group says it is the first to map the locations of that many cameras in the city.

Amnesty International and a team of volunteer researchers mapped cameras that can feed NYPD’s much criticized facial-recognition systems in three of the city’s five boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx—finding 15,280 in total. Brooklyn is the most surveilled, with over 8,000 cameras.

Sidney Fussell

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06.03.2021 12:01 AM The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations. A survey by Amnesty International and volunteers found more than […]

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