DA Fights To Keep Pittsburgh Webcam Network Under Wraps

Law360, Pittsburgh (March 6, 2020, 4:24 PM EST) -- Allowing a newspaper to publish details about an internet-connected camera network used by the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office in and around Pittsburgh could open the system to sabotage by cyberattacks even if "white hat" hackers help find and fix vulnerabilities, representatives of the DA's office argued in Pennsylvania state court Friday.

In an appeal of an open-records request granted to Harrisburg newspaper The Caucus and reporter Mike Wereschagin, attorneys for the DA said during a hearing that giving the paper information about the make and model of the cameras and the vendor that sold them could remove the "security by obscurity" that's...

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