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April 29th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Boston bombing sparks privacy vs. security debate

Prosecutors building their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are relying on a critical piece of evidence: surveillance cameras.

While these eyes in the sky provided key intelligence that led to the suspects being identified - they're also part of a larger debate that's pitting public safety against your privacy.

Bombings pit privacy vs. protection

Our Tom Foreman is OutFront with the story.

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  1. Medic64

    There is no expectation of privacy in a public place. These cameras whether operated by the city or on private property are not illegal. People can use there cell phone and tape you in public. Just look at all the pictures of the injured from the marathon bombing that were plastered all over the internet. To me people using there cell phones to take pictures and video is in some ways more dangerous than than the surveillance cameras.

    April 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Reply

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