privacy issues

Security Camera Registration Program Launched in Beaverton (Ore.)

Police in Beaverton (Ore.) have launched a security camera registration initiative here in an effort to fight crime, including acts of terrorism. “Surveillance video is huge,” Beaverton Police Officer Jeremy Shaw told KATU News about the potential for surveillance video to help solve crimes and find suspects. “I mean it puts those people at that […]

Going To San Diego Comic-Con? Put On Your Mask For The Surveillance Camera Network

In the TV series Person of Interest, two government artificial intelligence programs can access virtually every surveillance camera across New York City, including privately operated ones in places like parking garages, hotels, and apartment complexes. The creators of the show try to stay one step ahead of modern technology. So the question is: do cities […]

License Plate Scanners Raise Privacy, Civil Liberties Questions

[Editor’s Note: An article about privacy concerns of the use of LPR technology. The primary point being the universal standard of data retention.] When Washington, D.C., began expanding the use of these license-plate readers a few years ago, there were discussions about the privacy issues connected with the use of license-plate recognition surveillance technology to […]

License Plate Scanners Suspended In Boston Over Privacy Concerns

B4INREMOTE-aHR0cDovLzIuYnAuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tLy1QMkFGLVpoeVFGUS9VcTNySnk0aVJjSS9BQUFBQUFBQVhHNC9QTW9XMlNLNXk5ay9zMjAwL2Rvd25sb2FkKygzKS5qcGc= (Before It’s News) Kevin Samson Activist Post Even as revelations of nearly ubiquitous NSA surveillance have been detailed, and databases of every stripe seem to be on the rise, we cannot ignore our victories. Little by little, we are beginning to see a roll-back of some of the surveillance state. From highways to small towns, the high-tech surveillance grid is being exposed and is provoking outrage among fully informed citizens. Recently, we saw Seattle police deactivate a Wi-Fi surveillance network , after it was exposed that the little white boxes identified across the city were really a mesh network that could surveil any member of the public possessing an Internet-ready device. The same is beginning to happen with license plate readers, where we can offer a couple of notable victories that are setting a precedent for eliminating this intrusive technology across the board. The Big Brother Police State has sought to convince citizens that any time they leave their house, they are entering the public domain; a place where there can be no expectation of privacy. The fact that the government should photo document your every movement and store it for later retrieval is anathema to a free society. Nevertheless, police departments everywhere have expanded these programs with little to no public discussion. This mentality took shape in locations that have fallen under the 100-mile deep perimeter around the U.S. defined as the border – also called the “Constitution-Free Zone.” However, much in the same way that the […]