A Surveillance Tech Podcast

RedTail reporter Kate Kaye explores surveillance tech in cities in a new scripted podcast series from Smart Cities Dive.

When does a smart city become an overly-surveilled city? In City Surveillance Watch, a new narrative podcast series from Smart Cities Dive, RedTail reporter Kate Kaye explores the inherent dichotomy of data-hungry technologies that – while promising to make cities safer and more efficient – can also be considered forms of surveillance tech. 

In three in-depth episodes, listeners will travel across the country, digging deep into stories that illuminate how and why cities are using surveillance tech. They’ll hear from people who oppose its use, from law enforcement representatives who support it, from city staff who manage it and from others affected by these technologies every day.

Listen today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Spreaker or wherever you get your podcasts!

About Kate Kaye

Kate Kaye is an award-winning multimedia journalist who has chronicled the evolution of digital media, data use and technology in her reporting for more than 20 years for outlets including Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, OneZero, CityLab, NPR and Advertising Age. One of the first journalists to track how political organizations use voter data and digital advertising (as early as 2002), she is the author of "Campaign '08: A Turning Point for Digital Media," a 2009 book covering the digital targeting efforts of the 2008 presidential campaigns.