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Police experiment with real-time universal surveillance
Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | JOHN HAYWARD

Posted on 04/14/2014 1:23:17 PM PDT by kingattax

The Surveillance State goes big in an article from Gizmodo, which describes early testing of a "God's-eye" system that collates information from multiple sources on the ground, giving the authorities what inventor Ross McNutt describes as "a live version of Google Earth, only with TiVo capabilities."

What McNutt's system does grows more amazing, and perhaps more chilling, as you read more about how it works:

It's sort of similar to what your average satellite can do—except, in this case, you can rewind the video, zoom in, and follow specific people and cars as they move around the grid.

It's not specific enough to ID people by face, but, when used in unison with stoplight cameras and other on-the-ground video sources, it can identify suspects as they leave the scene of a crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4th; nsa; spying

1 posted on 04/14/2014 1:23:17 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

We have reached the point where we need specific laws limiting the use of technology to spy on citizens.

I could support a very limited deployment of a system like this to clean up high crime areas like Detroit.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 1:32:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
People in Detroit have a 4th Amendment right, too.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/14/2014 1:33:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DannyTN
We have reached the point where we need specific laws limiting the use of technology to spy on citizens.

That won't happen, but I'd settle for parity... we get to use the same technology to keep track of government employees, bureaucrats and elected officials.

4 posted on 04/14/2014 1:35:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: kingattax

Sounds like a totalitarian version of The Machine on TV’s “Person of Interest.”


5 posted on 04/14/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kingattax

I’ve seen this movie.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 1:42:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: kingattax
On the off chance that I'm not already on the Zyklon list:


             

7 posted on 04/14/2014 1:44:26 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: Bernard Marx
a totalitarian version of The Machine

I seem to recall that one element of the story is some individuals trying to get a copy of The Machine for nefarious/totalitarian purposes ...

8 posted on 04/14/2014 1:44:42 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: JRandomFreeper
"People in Detroit have a 4th Amendment right, too."

Really? You only say that because you're hoping they will finish killing each other off. /s

A high enough crime rate makes any search "reasonable".

But seriously, didn't we have laws on how long government agencies could keep records and when and how they could share them. We need to update those for the electronic age.

9 posted on 04/14/2014 1:45:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: kingattax

Why should it just be for the police? Something like that should be on an open public feed. Anything else would allow an asymmetric balance of power between the people and their government hirelings.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 1:46:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I definitely like the idea of parity.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I definitely like the idea of parity.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: kingattax
Found it.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 1:51:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: kingattax
Smartphones already have cameras on both sides, several locator systems, an accelerometer and a mic.

If you put all the data together from every smartphone out there, you can have real-time image and sound of everything. Even extrapolate it into a 3D space where anything can be observed from every angle.

14 posted on 04/14/2014 2:06:05 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I suspect this is why they’re working to outlaw civilian drone capability. The watchers don’t want to be watched...


15 posted on 04/14/2014 2:08:20 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: kingattax
Police experiment with real-time universal surveillance

Something tells me this isn't like "Person of Interest". I don't think they're interested in saving or helping you.

16 posted on 04/14/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: kingattax

Tint your windows, obscure plates. Wear beards and sunglasses. Avoid roads you know have cameras.

Big Brother doesn’t just need to be spanked, he needs a funeral.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 2:12:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax
I am sure our elected and unelected officials will only use these powers for good.
18 posted on 04/14/2014 2:14:53 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: kingattax

Paintball time.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: kingattax

What a PERFECT way to make EVERYONE a criminal and arrest anyone big brother sees fit. Have all this data on gigantic servers, pass a few laws here and there, then voila, rewind the tapes on your political enemies and find them doing something that is now illegal and round them up.

Of course the federal government won’t use law enforcement or surveillance tools to punish political enemies. Just ask Lois Lerner.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 2:18:57 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kingattax

The feds can spy on every single American citizen monitor worldwide digital communication in live time BUT we can’t enforce our own border security.

Priorities.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 2:20:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Black Agnes

Good point.


22 posted on 04/14/2014 2:22:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: NorthMountain

Yep — reality aces fiction. That’s why I gave up reading most science-fiction years ago.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 2:30:26 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kingattax

All I have to say is this guy certainly has an appropriate name for the business he’s in. McNutt sure do fit.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 2:33:17 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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bfl


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