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Sasha



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Operation Virtual Shield Reply with quote

Operation Virtual Shield
Discovery News
February 9, 2011 - 'Chicago has a network of 10,000 surveillance cameras, some powerful enough to zoom in and read text in a book. Given Chicago's history of unlawful political surveillance, including the notorious 'Red Squad', concerns about privacy are being raised.'

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Sasha



Joined: 12 Jul 2010
Posts: 316
Location: Caribbean (kar-uh-bee-uhn) of Canada

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More on the creeping tentacles of the police/surveillance state....

Atlanta police to multiply eyes, ears citywide
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 14, 2011 - 'This spring, the department will open a video integration center designed to compile and analyze footage from thousands of public and private security cameras throughout the city. Images from as many as 500 cameras in downtown and Midtown are expected to be flowing into the center by mid-summer.'

'We first heard about the FBI’s Going Dark program in 2009, when the agency’s Congressional budget request included an additional $9 million to fund the program (on top of the $233.9 million it already received). Late last year, the New York Times linked the program to a plan to expand federal surveillance laws like the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). We issued FOIA requests to the FBI in 2009 for information on Going Dark and in 2010 for information on the agency’s plans to update CALEA. These are the first documents we’ve received since we filed our lawsuit against the agency late last year. The documents provide rare insight into the agency’s multi-year strategy to increase its power to surveil our communications.'

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