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NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras...
NY DAILY NEWS ^ | Rocco Parascandola And Tina Moore

Posted on 08/09/2012 1:39:59 PM PDT by neverdem

NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras, license plate readers and crime reports

Domain Awareness System is a joint venture between city and Microsoft. Commissioner Ray Kelly says system is able to access information through live video feeds and allow cops to get reading on radioactive substances


New York Daily News; Photos by Bryan Smith

The NYPD is starting to look like a flashy, forensic crime TV show thanks to a new super computer system unveiled Wednesday near Wall St.

The Domain Awareness System designed by the NYPD and Microsoft Corp. uses data from a network of cameras, radiation detectors, license plate readers and crime reports, officials said.

“We’re not your mom and pop police department anymore,” Mayor Bloomberg crowed. “We are in the next century. We are leading the pack.”

The system, which cost somewhere between $30 and $40 million to develop, could also help pay for itself with the city expecting to earn 30% of the profits on Microsoft sales to other city’s and countries, Bloomberg said.

The joint venture began when the NYPD approached Microsoft about the effort, officials said.

Cops were involved with the programmers throughout the process, earning the city its cut of the proceeds.

Officials declined to predict how much the city’s share of the system could be worth.

“For years, we’ve been stovepiped as far as databases are concerned,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. “Now, everything that we have about an incident, an event, an individual comes together on that workbench, so it’s one-stop shopping for investigators.”

Bryan Smith for New York Daily News

NYPD's new super computer system is a joint venture between the city and Microsoft. The system uses data from a network of cameras and allows cops to access information from living video feeds.

Using the new system, investigators will be able to access information through live video feeds and could potentially see who left a suspicious package behind just moments later, Kelly said.

The system will also allow cops to get a reading on radioactive substances, and determine if it is naturally occurring, some kind of weapon or a harmless isotope used in medical treatments.

“We can track where a car associated with a murder suspect is currently located and where it’s been over the past several days, weeks or months,” Kelly said. “This is a system developed by police officers for police officers.”

The system will also check license plate numbers to a watch list and alert investigators if a match is detected and quickly pull up crime reports, arrests and warrants on a suspect.

The system has some civil liberties advocates warning of Big Brother type surveillance.

“We fully support the police using technology to combat crime and terrorism, but law-abiding New Yorkers should not end up in a police database every time they walk their dog, go to the doctor, or drive around Manhattan,” said New York Civil Liberties Union Associate Legal Director Chris Dunn.

tmoore@nydailynews.com


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Technical
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; leo; nypd

1 posted on 08/09/2012 1:40:15 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

hahaha. life is good!


2 posted on 08/09/2012 1:44:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: neverdem

Microsoft??

So, it won’t even begin to work right until SP-2 comes out in a year or so....


3 posted on 08/09/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: neverdem
“We’re not your mom and pop police department anymore,” Mayor Bloomberg crowed. “We are in the next century. We are leading the pack.”

I realize this will help with bombs and terrorism but I can't help thinking its going to be abused to harass average citizens for any little offense or to invade people's privacy.

4 posted on 08/09/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: neverdem

maybe they need that computer from the program called person of interest.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

EEK they’ll beusing it to see if people are eating food with salt, having big soda’s, getting a bath with bath salts and any other crap this commie turd wants .


6 posted on 08/09/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: neverdem

No one will ever have a Big Gulp.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 1:54:41 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: neverdem
This will be hacked and will become a criminal's best friend.

Stalkers will no longer need to leave the house!

Burglars will just look for luggage laden vehicles leaving town for the weekend and trace them back to the residence.

The possibilities are endless!

8 posted on 08/09/2012 1:55:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: neverdem

Needs human chess pieces, electric golf carts, and people riding around on pennyfarthings.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 1:58:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: neverdem

Has anyone seen the TV show ‘Person of Interest?


10 posted on 08/09/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Never miss it...


11 posted on 08/09/2012 2:06:11 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: neverdem

When is Bloomie going to have his number come up and become a person of interest?


12 posted on 08/09/2012 2:10:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus:_The_Forbin_Project

Colossus: The Forbin Project is a 1970 American science fiction thriller film. It is based upon the 1966 novel Colossus, by Dennis Feltham Jones, about a massive American defense computer, named Colossus, becoming sentient and deciding to assume control of the world.[1]


13 posted on 08/09/2012 2:13:41 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: SpaceBar; prisoner6

Ping.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 2:14:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

It goes without saying, this thread needs this quote:

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 2:18:10 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Has anyone seen the TV show ‘Person of Interest?

You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a Machine, that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the Machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything: salt, smoking, Big Gulps, feeding formula to babies. Crimes a rational government once considered irrelevant. They now act, so I decided I would focus on even more irrelevant crimes like cheating at the Times Sunday crossword. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us. But, victim or perpetrator, if your number's up, we'll find you.

(Hopefully Bloomberg doesn't read that or his Stasi will be picking through recycling bins to find whether the crossword puzzle has enough crossouts for your skill level.)

16 posted on 08/09/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

My first thought. Only show I can watch reruns and not get bored.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by WKB
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To: manc
I love that show

18 posted on 08/09/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Mears

bfl


19 posted on 08/09/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: neverdem

Another reason to stay out of cities.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: neverdem

Eric Blair is rolling in his grave muttering, “Tolja!”


21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: SpaceBar
Needs human chess pieces, electric golf carts, and people riding around on pennyfarthings.

Does Bloomie get to ride the spy see-saw?

I was considering getting a personalized plate KAR120C, but I decided that an Accord wasn't nearly cool enough of car to put it on. Then when I checked later someone had grabbed it. Somewhere on Ohio's roads the best plate in the world is being driven.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 2:30:19 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: SpaceBar

You do realize I am one of the few here who understand that?

BCNU


23 posted on 08/09/2012 2:31:33 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6
You do realize I am one of the few here who understand that?

I must be number two then. Wait, I don't want to be replaced by next week.

24 posted on 08/09/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Lucky9teen

my wife and I do too.
We are looking forward to the next series and I forget his name but the guy plays a great part and is a brilliant actor.

I read somewhere that he’s a very devoted Catholic and thinks because of his religious views and being conservative that he has not been offered some of the roles he should have.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: abb
Colossus: The Forbin Project

Great old Sci-Fi movie. Heard there was a part two, but never did find any details on it.

26 posted on 08/09/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Traveler59

Youtube has the complete movie in several parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjebwUrhvc


27 posted on 08/09/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: neverdem

“1984” was supposed to be a novel, NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL!!!


28 posted on 08/09/2012 2:38:28 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: manc

In addition, he was the actor that played Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s, ‘The Passion’.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 2:40:48 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: neverdem

Now they’ll be able to tell what cologne you wear, how much toilet paper you use in public restrooms (Oh, they didn’t tell you about those cams, huh?), and if you sneak cigarettes in restricted zones.

Taking a bite out of crime.. Haaaa..


30 posted on 08/09/2012 2:41:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: neverdem

Dear George(Orwell),your timing was just a bit off!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 08/09/2012 2:46:14 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: SpaceBar

You are number 6!


32 posted on 08/09/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Municipal governments are collections agencies for Democrats. You bet this will be abused.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 3:04:50 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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34 posted on 08/09/2012 3:06:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: neverdem
and how may of them are above 110th street???
35 posted on 08/09/2012 3:44:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: neverdem
SkyNet ... with bugs.

Miles Bennet Dyson in the role of Bill Gates?

36 posted on 08/09/2012 3:49:36 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: neverdem

How about them just sticking to busting doors down at the correct addresses and not shooting every dog they see.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 1010RD
Municipal governments are collections agencies for Democrats. You bet this will be abused.

Anybody who thinks this kind of stuff won't be abused is living in a dream world. Looks like Bush and Poindexter's Total Information Awareness is going to be built from the bottom up instead of the top down.
38 posted on 08/09/2012 4:42:24 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Has anyone seen the TV show ‘Person of Interest?

Great show!

Might I recommend Brad Thor's latest novel..."Black List"...it's downright scary.

39 posted on 08/09/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: neverdem

How else are they going to be able to issue the millions of citations for smokers, big gulp drinkers, people swearing, not wearing seat belts, jay walking, and on and on and on.

For safety of course.


40 posted on 08/09/2012 5:29:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Citizens had better put that old newspaper in the proper trash can.
They get the Government they vote for. Grats NY. WTG!
41 posted on 08/09/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: neverdem
Just one more reason not to visit New York.
42 posted on 08/09/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: neverdem
The system will also allow cops to get a reading on radioactive substances, and determine if it is naturally occurring, some kind of weapon or a harmless isotope used in medical treatments.

? ? ?

Readings on radioactive substances through a "live video feed."

If they expect to get that specific level of data regarding the nature and extent of various radionuclides they are gonna be hanging a lot more than a bunch of video cameras from Fry's or Micro Center on those poles.

A LOT more. .

43 posted on 08/09/2012 9:57:36 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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