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[Gizmodo] Police Are Testing a "Live Google Earth" To Watch Crime As It Happens

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In Compton last year, police began quietly testing a system that allowed them to do something incredible: Watch every car and person in real time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Every assault, every purse snatched, every car speeding away was on record—all thanks to an Ohio company that monitors cities from the air.

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.


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NEAT! Now we can do what they did on "Enemy of the State" cept local police can do it too! jerry.gif I promise this isn't a troll post but I have my popcorn ready because I know the pitchforks will come out for this one! Think of the implications first! you could find lost children. Or stop alien abductions mid abduction!
 
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Finally a reason to go outside without cloths on. Take that government!
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I have a feeling this technology has been around and used loooong before this.

Just sayin'
 
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?)

In theory a cool idea that could really help with responding to crime, however the scope for abuse is massive. Ultimately I suppose it is only an extension of current security cameras, and in public spaces you have no real expectation of privacy, but I'm willing to bet this system can see in your back yard too...
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Why do I feel like this won't be used to watch crime as it happens but actually for something else? tongue.gif
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It's not specific enough to ID people by face


We will be chipped in time...... Then they will know for sure where you are.


One step at a time...... Don't want to wake the sheeple. smile.gif
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If you do not break the law in public this is good for you. I'm excited when this combines with google glass and gives police omniscience. I do not understand why people are so afraid of their pasts. Own up to your mistakes and quit living life with mask on. Laws are their for a reason and you are not an exception.
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Originally Posted by Feild Scarecrow View Post

Laws are their for a reason and you are not an exception.

Actually many reasons. And very often one can in fact be an exception to them, either legally or in practice, for many other reasons; very often ones which were not considered when such laws were enacted.

Juuuuuusayin.
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How could you monitor every location in real time? Youd need like 1000 people monitoring a single camera 24/7 on every street corner...
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Nice discussion video.

 
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