Maryland’s Transit Agency Scraps Evil Surveillance Proposal

07.22.09 Bucky Turco


The Constitution lives! The Maryland Transit Administration was considering a proposal to bug all its buses and trains in Baltimore and parts of D.C., but they’ve decided to back off due to privacy concerns—although the sheer illegality of it probably played a role too. The original proposal outlined the installation of microphones that could record all conversations by both passengers and employees, thoroughly driving this country into an Orwellian brick wall within earshot of the nation’s capital. |Baltimore Sun|