You Are Being Watched

A government program, "Combat Zones That See" (CTS) would intelligently connect thousands of cameras throughout the nation's cities.
July 22, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"As currently configured, the old-line cameras speckled throughout every major city aren't that much of a privacy concern. Yes, there are lenses everywhere -- several thousand just in Manhattan. But they see so much, it's almost impossible for snoops to sift through all the footage and find what's important. CTS would coordinate the cameras, gathering their views in a single information storehouse. The goal, according to a recent Pentagon presentation to defense contractors, is to 'track everything that moves'... CTS could provide an almost instant ability to track, moment by moment, where you are and what you're doing... CTS could be keeping tabs on a city near you."

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Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 in The Village Voice
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