NEWS & ANALYSIS

Is Britain Becoming a Surveillance Society?

A new poll and report says "Yes."

McConnell Recants

Stronger surveillance law not used to spy on German jihadists.

CCTV Can Offer Early Warning of Crowd Panic Problems

The New Scientist reports on new research findings that analysis of surveillance camera footage could help people spot and warn of dangerous tensions developing in crowds that are on the verge of panic, which might allow officials to avert the problem.

Cartoon Cops Patrol Chinese Web Users

Chinese Government creates cartoon cops to police Web.

New Details on Surveillance by Government Revealed

 "National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell pulled the curtain back on previously classified details of government surveillance," wrote the AP.

"McConnell confirmed for the first time that the private sector assisted with President Bush's warrantless surveillance program," it said. "Offering never-disclosed figures, McConnell also revealed that fewer than 100 people inside the United States are monitored under FISA warrants. However, he said, thousands of people overseas are monitored," the story further noted.

In Aftermath of Deadly Shootings, Newark Invests in Surveillance

According to Mark Dilonno of Newark's The Star-Ledger, Mayor Corey Booker will announce today that this New Jersey city will invest in an advanced surveillance system to monitor its most troubled neighborhoods after last week's execution style shootings of four young adults, three of which died.

DHS Funds Local Surveillance Systems

Yesterday's Boston Globe reported the Department of Homeland Security has been funding video surveillance systems across the country at the price of $23 billion in grants since 2003.

These hi-tech video camera networks are not just being installed in big cities that carry significant terrorism risks but in mid-size cities and across small-town America as well.

 




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