The new surveillance state

Are we transitioning into a Surveillance State?  An unprecedented level of digital transformation is occurring across all aspects of society.  Moreover, we are at increased risk of becoming a Predictive State, as evidenced by technology exploitation in China.  Following are ten sets of facts to consider. Chicago has deployed 35,000 government-operated closed-circuit cameras, which approximates 128 cameras per square mile.  In comparison, the city of London has 627,000 cameras, and Beijing is approaching 3 million public surveillance cameras.  By 2022, China is projected to have one public CCTV camera for every two people.  An analysis of 120 cities showed little correlation between the number of public CCTV cameras and crime or safety. Nearly half of all adults in the United States have pre-identified photos in databases used for law-enforcement facial recognition searches, working in tandem with the...(Read Full Post)
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