A patent to count the number of people in a room watching television.
Too many people? No playback for you!
2 years? 5 years? – try forever. Dont worry its not the content, just ip’s…
Welcome to 24-hour, all weather surveillance units. Some stats in the linked pdf :
HD (needing fiber optic network for the masses of data), 500 feet range , with zoom, a face at 400 feet, ~ two week retention.
$350,000 for 11.units
No court, no judge, the ways US federal agencies get around the Fourth Amendment.
No public stats on the amount used – that may be classified.
Your still safe from thermal-imaging devices for now.
Interesting note about the “weather modification” 1976 act.
A new FBI database system will offer facial recognition searching and deep biographical data.
The system will start with a count of 100 million Americans and link with other data such as fingerprints, iris scans, palm prints.
Expect any face of interest in a “public dataset” to be fair game i.e. independent of arrests, DMV as ‘civil submissions”. Data gathering is automated for crowds.
Social media sites with a person of interest… to friends to friends …. ?
The Attorney-General’s Department is looking into 40 proposals surrounding telco data retention in Australia.
Will the intelligence community get 2 years of logs to sort from every Australian isp?
Don’t worry “core” police functions still get a real sworn officers.
Investigating crimes, “detaining” suspects, working to bring cases, caring for victims and witnesses, securing high-risk individuals, intelligence, PR, aspects of forensics, legal services,cells and computer systems might all be offered under privatisation deals.
Expect your conversations to be used, stored, disclosed and retained.
Welcome to the new world of border integrity.
The $176 million drone was lost in a routine training flight.
Crashes are highly unusual?
Guess they don’t count Predators and Reapers
Be fun when the FAA moves from ~ 100 permitted drone operators to a ~30,000 internal US drone deployment.