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Mayor Bloomberg is welcoming Big Brother with open arms and is telling people in New York City that it’s coming and they’d better get used to it. Envisioning a future where privacy is a thing of the past, Mayor Bloomberg said Friday it will soon be impossible to escape the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras and even drones in the city. He acknowledged privacy concerns, but said “you can’t keep the tides from coming in.” “You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better, they’ll be cameras everyplace . . . whether you like […]

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Under last month’s White House executive order on cybersecurity, the scans will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies — including data from the National Security Agency (NSA) — on new or especially serious espionage threats and other hacking attempts. U.S. spy chiefs said on March 12 that cyber attacks have supplanted terrorism as the top threat to the country. The Department of Homeland Security will gather the secret data and pass it to a small group of telecommunication companies […]

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In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, Albuquerque public schools has decided to embrace all out surveillance on its students. Instead of looking at the reasons behind why people decide to shoot up schools, New Mexico is throwing money at more surveillance cameras to solve the problem of school violence. APS uses surveillance cams to monitor schools The digital cameras are motion activated, grabbing onto people as they move. They’re in hallways, libraries, cafeterias, playgrounds and parking lots. “Someone watching the camera can see if a person comes on campus who doesn’t belong there, […]

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  Over the past few years, facial recognition has been used in conjunction with more and more technology. It’s been used with CCTV, Facebook, and mannequins in stores. Japanese researchers, Isao Echizen, an associate professor at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics, and Seiichi Gohshi, a professor at Kogakuin University, have now invented a visor that can hide its user from any facial recognition technology. After months of research, the duo invented a pair of high-tech glasses that emit a near infrared light to block face recognition cameras. It was their goal to counter what they […]

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