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Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
It's just reality JPZ, sorry, but it's true. Your actions and words in public aren't private. Now again, if they were to put these in people's homes, or cars, or on private property, I would be with you, but on public property, well, it's public property, and so there is no inherent right to privacy.
There's every reason in the world for a private citizen to expect privacy in private, (in their homes, on private property, in their cars) but when walking down a sidewalk, one is in public, anyone at any time can observe, and listen to what that person is doing or saying. There's a difference between being in public, and being in private. Your privacy as far as your actions or words ends in public.
Originally posted by Manhater
I wouldn't worry, the vandalism children will just beat them down anyway.
You know they won't put with that.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
I wonder how long until they start printing out fines like in "Demolition Man"?
Thursday, 12 February 2009
A Dutch company called Sound Intelligence carried out a two week long trial in a busy city centre street. They stress that their system, called Sigard, does not record conversations. It listens not to what is being said but how it is being said.
At the company's headquarters in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, Bram Kuipers explained that Sigard was listening for the changes that affect the human voice in an aggressive situation.
Sound Intelligence say Sigard is able to discriminate between the sound of aggression and other, everyday loud noises like passing trucks and car horns. Kuipers demonstrated this by clapping his hands. A display screen noted the sounds but took no action. Then he shouted aggressively. This time an alarm sounded and a CCTV camera spun round to look directly at the source of the shouting.
Such systems are already in everyday use on the streets of several Dutch towns and cities. The company said it also has uses in potential flashpoints like prisons and benefits offices. There are hopes eventually to sell Sigard in other markets...
April 30, 2012
Public swearing is so bad in Middleborough that they’re considering a plan to start enforcing a longstanding but rarely-used law.
Folks in town have had enough of kids and some adults who think it’s OK to drop high-volume obscenities in their otherwise bucolic downtown.
“It’s intimidating to my customers,” says business owner Paulette Lilla, “to the people who are out here downtown, and I think it’s a good thing that they’re doing something to try to curb it.”
Former Middleborough Selectwoman Mimi Duphily says, “I don’t think it will solve the problem but it will make them understand what is acceptable behavior and what is not.”
The town’s police chief has proposed to give $20 tickets to vulgar loudmouths as a deterrent to downtown air pollution.
May 3, 2012
Operating effectively without cable installation, underground trenching or wire maintenance to set-up the control of the outdoor lighting, sound and video, SmartSite is a 24/7 area-wide system that offers architectural luminaire styles, a robust platform, digital wireless solutions, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a myriad of homeland security features. SmartSite also offers multimedia solutions that can upgrade an existing infrastructure to provide information, advertising, security and entertainment for public spaces with streetlights that automatically adjust the lighting to illuminate the area with the specific amount of light needed. The digital display banners, and synchronized sound from integrated speakers on each "Smart" light pole, will provide a seamless audience experience as well as generate a measurable revenue stream.
The researcher adds that his team examined more than 1,000 closed-circuit TV cameras that had Internet capabilities and could also be hacked with just a little bit of the right know-how. Most of the major brands come with remote Internet access enabled by default, reports the website, and unless an administrator takes it upon his or herself to disable this service or make a different password, cracking into the system is as easy as making a few educated guesses.“
We find about 70 percent of the systems have not had the default passwords changed,” he says.
Often those default passwords aren’t very hard to crack either. He says that usually the administrator’s log-in is, predictably, “admin,” or, in some cases, “user.” Passwords are often easy-to-guess numerical codes, such as “1234” or “1111.”
“All the ones we found have remote access enabled by default,” Cacak says. “Not all the customers may be aware [of this]…. Because most people view these [video feeds] via console screens, they may not be aware that they can be remotely accessed.”
However, if Government decides to do this, it is the same right that says they can stop you, search you and ask any question they want. Papers?
That's a giant leap there.
Are these things going to stop you? Are these things going to search you? Are these things going to card you?
Last time I checked, the police CAN ask you any question they want. Whether you answer them or not is up to you. Hell, they can even ask for your identification, doesn't mean you have to give it to them.
Evidence presented in court showed Marji punched the driver in the face and slammed his head on a police cruiser. He also grabbed the driver twice by the testicles and squeezed so hard as to elicit screams of pain.
Marji is 5-foot-11 and weighs about 240 pounds.
The officer denied the assaults or that he grabbed the motorist’s testicles but did not deny that the search was aggressive.
Police suspected the victim of being involved in drug activity because he was carrying two cellphones when he was pulled over on Lawrence Ave. E., just west of Jane St., an area known for violent gang activity.
It was later learned that the victim, a 21-year-old university student, was a cellphone sales representative.
Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Seriously, every action you do in public can be observed, every sound you make, can be heard. What, do you expect that when you walk down the road, people should gouge out their eyes and stab their eardrums cause you have privacy issues?
But they sure can look at you in public, and they sure can listen to your rendition of "I'm a little teapot". And there's not much you can do about it because you are in public.