by Scott Creighton
You have to read this to believe it… billionaire mayor for life Bloomberg is partnering up with MicroSoft to market a total surveillance system which will include almost everything out there including “other existing tools and technology”. It’s a privatized for-profit Big Brother system watching us via street cams, security cameras, webcams on our computers, cameras in our cars, cameras in the schools, Facebook, cell phones, everything.
Leave it to Bloomberg to be developing this. Remember he’s the guy whose currently pushing hard to disarm every US citizen just as fast as he can.
The Domain Awareness System, developed with Microsoft, will centralize information in a massive information network, including live video feed from public and private cameras and sensors, maps, city records, arrest records, license plate readers, 911 calls, “and other existing tools and technology.”
The expansive system will display information in real time, both visually and chronologically, in a centralized information pool, exhibiting events as they happen or are reported. “It is a one-stop shop for law enforcement,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a City Hall press conference unveiling the new technology.
“All the information is presented visually and geographically and in chronological context,” said police commissioner Ray Kelly.
About 3,000 preexisting cameras have been connected to the system, the majority in the financial districts of Manhattan, but new cameras will be expanding to other parts of New York.
As the system is perfected and repackaged, both Microsoft and the City of New York will be looking to profit off of the unprecedented technology. In a deal cut with Microsoft, the city of New York will take a 30% cut of any profits that the computer firm gets from selling the technology.
“Maybe we can make a few bucks,” Bloomberg said. Common Dreams
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