August 14th, 2012
10:05 PM ET

Watched around the clock

The website WikiLeaks has posted emails stolen from a private security company that detail a surveillance system originally intended to help counter terrorism.

According to those WikiLeaks emails, 'TrapWire' is a program that was originally intended to provide law enforcement with information about suspicious activity captured by surveillance cameras in U.S. cities in an effort to help connect the dots and prevent a terrorist attack.  But as Suzanne Kelly reports, it turns out that while this system may not be all that widely used, the notion of being watched around the clock isn't such a stretch.

Filed under: 9/11 • Homeland Security • Security Brief • Technology • Terrorism • WikiLeaks
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