How far are we going to allow them to go? This is active NOW! Is our only recourse to head for the hills and hope no one can find us?
"Surveillance is in the saddle. Responding to the latest Justice Department terror alert, Washington police opened the Joint Operation Command
(SOCC). In it, 50 officials monitor a wall of 40 video screens showing images of travelers, drivers, residents and
These used to be the Great Unwatched, free people conducting their private
lives; now they are under close surveillance by hundreds of hidden cameras.
A zoom lens enables the watchers to focus on the face of a tourist walking
toward the Washington Monument or Lincoln Memorial.
The monitoring system is already linked to 200 cameras in public schools.
The watchers plan to expand soon into an equal number in the subways and
parks. A private firm profits by photographing cars running red lights;
those images will also join the surveillance network.
Private cameras in banks and the lobbies and elevators of apartment
buildings and hotels will join the system, and residents of nursing homes
and hospitals can look forward to an electronic eye in every room. A
commercial camera atop a department store in Georgetown catches the faces
of shoppers entering malls, to be plugged into omnipresent SOCC. Digital
images of the captured faces can be flashed around the world in an instant
on the Internet. Married to face-recognition technology and tied in to
public and private agencies around the world, an electronic library of
hundreds of millions of faces will be created. Terrorists and criminals -
as well as unhappy spouses, runaway teens, hermits and other law-abiding
people who want to drop out of society for a while - will have no way to
get a fresh start."
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The official SOCC site is at:
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