News roundup: SPD surveillance

The Seattle Police Department’s purchase of software to allow surveillance of social media tops the headlines this morning.

Q13, The Stranger, KUOW, Zero Censorship, and Sky Valley Chronicle all have followed up on a story broken by Ansel Herz at the Stranger that the SPD has illegally purchased software to allow them to do surveillance over social media. Huge congratulations to Ansel Herz at The Stranger for breaking this story.

MyNorthwest, Northwest Cable News, and WBHM discuss the Council’s deliberations on unsanctioned homeless encampments.

Crosscut discusses the rollout of the Mayor’s budget proposal.