Vice hit with $300M suit from controversial surveillance company

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A controversial technology surveillance company that has been the focus of critical coverage by Vice is suing the millennial-focused news outlet seeking $300 million in damages.

ShotSpotter, a technology service which uses hidden microphones to detect potential gunshots and alert law enforcement agencies in real time, said in a complaint filed Monday that it is suing Vice over a series of articles casting doubt on the service’s practices and effectiveness, according to a copy obtained by The Daily Beast. The lawsuit was filed in Delaware Superior Court.

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