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Group to no longer fund aerial surveillance over cities

January 28, 2021

A Texas philanthropy says it will no longer fund the technology that helped launch a surveillance plane that monitored Baltimore in an attempt to help lower violent crime. Arnold Ventures, backed by billionaires Laura and John Arnold, said it would not be funding a proposed aerial surveillance program in St. Louis, The Baltimore Sun reported. The surveillance program would be conducted by Persistent Surveillance Systems, the same company that flew planes over Baltimore.

Article Source: Times-News

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