Will Microsoft’s Police Surveillance System Violate Your Privacy?

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August 9, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


The Microsoft-powered police surveillance system being installed in New York City is an impressive bit of innovation: It connects a wide variety of technology already in use by the New York Police Department in a way that gives police a powerful new tool in preventing and solving crime.

The system, dubbed the Domain Awareness System (DAS), sounds like science fiction: Part Minority Report, part 1984. It connects thousands of security cameras in the city owned by the NYPD and private businesses, collecting and archiving up to 30 days worth of their archival footage at a time.

Meaning: If there’s a crime committed, police can use the system to see the crime but also backtrack, easil…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/09/microsoft-police-privacy/

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