ACLU Fooled by Vendor Propaganda

Published Feb 08, 2011 00:00 AM
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The ACLU's surveillance concerns [link no longer available] are based on technology that does not work in the real world. Ironically, the ACLU is indirectly promoting technology that surveillance professionals know is little more than smoke and mirrors. The ACLU would be more accurate and helpful attacking the ineffectiveness of this technology and the wasted money spent on it.

Specifically, the ACLU's report [link no longer available] charges that 3 technologies used in public surveillance are invasive:

  • PTZ Cameras
  • Facial Recognition
  • Automatic Tracking of Objects Across Cameras