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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

 

Homeland Security Is Researching A Huge New Public Surveillance System

Michael ‏@_cypherpunks_

Homeland Security Is Researching A Huge New Public Surveillance System (OT):

http://www.businessinsider.com/department-homeland-security-gunshot-detection-surveillance-devices-2013-1


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Secret Service have requested information to support the installation of a gunshot detection system in Washington D.C.

Such a system is already in place in various cities, as outlined last May by The New York Times, and it records a whole lot more than gunshots. A sergeant for the Richmond Police Department told the Times he could hear, “doors slamming, birds chirping, cars on the highway, horns honking."

These systems can also record conversations, which raises questions about the limits of police surveillance. Indeed, one murder case in New Bedford, Mass. is expected to hinge on a recorded argument, according to the Times.

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Lockheed manufactures many unmanned systems that could soon be flying U.S. airspace. The Ferguson Group "lobbies Congress and the federal agencies on behalf of public and private interests across the country. The Ferguson Group is the largest federal representative of local governments in Washington, DC."

(More at the link.)

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Reply Homeland Security Is Researching A Huge New Public Surveillance System (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
antiquie Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #2
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #4
antiquie Jan 2013 #5
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #6

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:31 PM

1. Because

there are no more important uses for funds in this country.
Just fuck them.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:52 PM

2. But but but Americans are TERRORISTS! And we've got to fight them here or we'll have to fight them

 

over there! Or sompin'! I don't even know anymore!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:38 PM

3. K&R. nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:46 PM

4. Is this a microphone set up??? Or is it like earthquake type sensing device????

If it is a microphone set up, I already hate it!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:33 PM

5. Screwed again.

Such a system is already in place in various cities, as outlined last May by The New York Times, and it records a whole lot more than gunshots. A sergeant for the Richmond Police Department told the Times he could hear, “doors slamming, birds chirping, cars on the highway, horns honking."

These systems can also record conversations, which raises questions about the limits of police surveillance. Indeed, one murder case in New Bedford, Mass. is expected to hinge on a recorded argument, according to the Times.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:41 PM

6. Yep...

I hate it.

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