LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — Videotaping police encounters. It’s a controversial issue when citizens record the cops. Now one Maryland police department is going to start recording citizens right back.
Monique Griego has more on the new wearable police cameras.
The cameras will be worn on sunglasses and other types of headgear. Many people believe they benefit both the police and the public.
Governments Target Reporters Worldwide
We’ve reported that reporters are an endangered species, are targeted as terrorists, and journalists have been killed all over the world. And see this.
The New York Times notes:
In many parts of the globe, its profession is under murderous assault.
“Targeting journalism has become a trend, and now the people who are harassing and killing journalists include governments as well as the people you would expect,” said [Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian].
Journalists who [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Police in Tampa, Fla., reportedly will use behavior recognition software as part of their video surveillance of the Republican National Convention and the surrounding area on Aug. 27-30.
According to Government Security News, which covers homeland security and IT issues, the behavioral recognition software from BRS Labs will be deployed in video cameras anywhere from a few block to a few miles around the convention sites.
In an exclusive interview with [...]
In a first for Asia, Hong Kong police said Thursday they will trial the use of video cameras attached to their uniforms to film exchanges with the public, despite concerns from human rights groups.
The southern Chinese city’s police force said officers would start to wear the small cameras by the end of the year.
Similar devices have been deployed by police in the United Kingdom and United States, while police in [...]
The Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned that a popular system used by organizations around the world to manage millions of machines and devices over the Internet is vulnerable to attack from hackers.
The software system known as the Niagara Framework enables corporate, military, health-care and other users to remotely control or monitor medical devices, elevators, video cameras, security systems and a wide array of other sensitive operations.
In an alert [...]
Ron Paul LAWSUIT IN COURT NOW – Breaking News – Federal Lawsuit Romney Stealing Oval Office….
Concern to the Pentagon and U.S. Armed Forces are allegations contained in an 11th hour lawsuit that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus conspired and continue to conspire in an organized crime racket to steal the office of United States Presidency and Commander in Chief.
As the Romney Campaign went from [...]
June 16, 2012
Sections of the Ottawa airport are now wired with microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is nearing completion of a $500,000 upgrade of old video cameras used to monitor its new “customs controlled areas,” including the primary inspection area for arriving international passengers.
As part of the work, the agency is introducing audio-monitoring equipment as well.
Microsoft supremo Bill Gates wants to fit school students with mood bracelets to measure how interested they are in their lessons.
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is spending $1.1 million (£700,000) testing galvanic skin response bracelets to see if they can measure whether students find their teachers engaging.
The move is part of the billionaire’s mission to evaluate and improve the quality of teachers, which has already included controversial initiatives such [...]
ARLINGTON, Va. – Mitt Romney this evening, speaking to a group of high-dollar donors at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, poked fun at President Obama’s newly unveiled campaign slogan, “Forward,” remarking, “Forward, what, over the cliff?”
At first, Romney seemed to muddle the president’s campaign slogan, according to an Associated Press report from the event.
“His new slogan is: Progress. No, forward. Forward! That’s it! Progress would be better. I might use that one [...]
By Kathleen Baydala Joyner, Daily Report
Members of a Georgia House Judiciary subcommittee banned the use of still photography and video cameras Monday afternoon in a meeting that, ironically, involved a unanimous vote to approve legislation overhauling the state’s open government laws.
Before discussing and voting on any legislation, the committee voted to ban cameras on a motion from Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, who chairs the full Judiciary Committee.
The ban—which forced [...]
Richard Lee for The New York TimesA board in the surgical intensive care unit at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., reminds people to sanitize their hands.
Beeps and blinking lights are the constant chatter of a hospital intensive care unit, but at the I.C.U.’s in North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., the conversation has some unusual contributors. Two L.E.D. displays adorn the wall across from each nurses’ station. [...]
In his most recent report on the jails, Michael Gennaco, head of LA County’s Office of Independent Review (OIR), details 12 incidents, in relation to which, a total of more than 30 jail employees have been fired or suspended for either abusing inmates or helping to cover up abuse they witnessed. (The report, which WitnessLA has obtained, is to be released publicly [...]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Transportation Security Administration worker is accused of stealing from the luggage of travelers at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport Monday.Broward Sheriff’s Deputies said a Continental Airlines worker saw Nelson Santiago, 30, slip an iPad out of a suitcase and into his pants.That worker reported the theft to his supervisor and Santiago was arrested.Deputies said Santiago is responsible for [...]
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Santiago — a TSA officer since 2009 — was caught [...]
Everyone is afraid of everybody else. We are taught not to trust anyone that we do not know and that we should literally spy on our neighbors because they might be a threat. If you do not participate in all of the extreme paranoia that is going on then supposedly something is wrong with you. In fact, if you are not paranoid like [...]
WEST NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) â€” Police in Rockland County are trying to track down the woman seen in a rather bizarre surveillance video.
Her belligerent, bottle-breaking display left many dismayed.
â€œRexâ€ the ownerâ€™s dog saw it all, and so did a battery of video cameras from multiple angles.
An angry woman went on a bottle-breaking rampage through a West Nyack liquor store. She didnâ€™t steal anything. She just wrecked the place.
â€œIâ€™m angry [...]
by Andy Greenberg, Forbes
A sample streetside scan image from American Sciences & Engineering.
Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to deploy mobile scanning units that can be set up at public events and [...]
By IAN SHERR, WSJ
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs surprised a crowd of fans by taking the stage Wednesday to unveil the next version of his company’s iPad tablet.
Mr. Jobs’s surprise appearance was greeted by a standing ovation by the crowd in San Francisco. The executive, who took a medical leave earlier this year, joked with the audience, saying he “didn’t want to miss today.”
Mr. Jobs, [...]