Dallas Police Surveillance Footage Leaked
Video apparently stolen from American law enforcement agencies in Texas and Georgia has been leaked online by transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets).
The collective shared 1.9TB of data it says consists of 600 hours of aerial surveillance footage taken by police helicopters in and around Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia.
“The extensive footage reveals the capabilities of the ‘military-grade’ technology behind police surveillance,” states DDoSecrets on their website.
“It also highlights the voyeurism inherent in surveillance and how it often focuses on protected first amendment activities and people who have no idea they’re being watched and who’ve done nothing to justify the intrusion of surveillance.”
Emma Best, a co-founder of the collective, said that the video footage had been sent to them by an anonymous hacker. The unnamed source reportedly targets unsecured data stored in the cloud.
“In some of the videos (like gsp 2peachtree 64), they use infrared tech to look at people inside buildings with thinner walls,” she wrote on Twitter. “The video provides no justifying context.”
Best went on to write: “I’d post screenshots, but I’m pretty sure Twitter would jump on the excuse and ban me over it, so.”
Aric Toler, a volunteer at