from ap.org: The Seattle Police Department has agreed to deactivate a downtown WiFi network that some worried could be used to spy on residents. The ACLU raised concerns last week about the network, which has equipment visible on utility poles. KOMO reports the wireless mesh network was installed with Homeland Security money and was intended to improve communication. Police say they agreed to deactivate the system in deference to privacy concerns. The city council would have to approve before the network could be used for surveillance.