Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Surveillance cameras, drones and street lights in Chicago?


November 6, 2011 In one week's time, Chicago residents have learned of new additions to the city's already robust Surveillance techniques that will surpass George Orwell's classic vision of the future in "Nineteen Eighty-Four." The latest innovative camera networks are evolving into a Orwellian 2.0 state.

The Illinois State Senate approved Chicago Mayor Emanuel's request to expand the city's camera network to include "safety zones," where children are present, a measure meant to deter motorists from speeding near the city's schools and park districts by clocking speed and mailing notices and fines to violators, much like the red-light violations.

Next, Chicagoan's heard that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has been negotiations with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a couple of hi-tech drones to watch over the county of Cook which includes the entire city of Chicago. The latest word is that Chicago is on a company's list for 'Intellistreets' light poles, capable of talking and listening to conversations...[Full Article]

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