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Philly's Disastrous Surveillance System Investigated

Philadelphia's surveillance system is a huge mess. The last we checked, they were paying $136,000 per operational camera, with most cameras broken. Now, a new audit has been released, with more grim details, followed by more debate amongst city...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Crappy Cameras Trigger City Surveillance Shutdown

An Australian city has shut off its surveillance system after being ordered to determine how to operate its cameras without violating privacy laws. The order was passed down months after a case brought by one of its residents who argued the city...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

3 Top Surveillance Improvements You Can Do

Here are 3 very valuable surveillance improvements you can do simply with existing equipment. While they are less known, we have validated them in ongoing IPVM tests. Using them could realistically cut your bandwidth needs and storage requirements...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Warrantless Video Surveillance

"Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras" blares a leading technology publication. Many other sites pick this up, declaring [link no longer available], "Wave Goodbye to your Civil Liberties!" So has Big Brother arrived? No. The...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Wearable Surveillance Disrupted? (Memoto)

A Swedish manufacturer has taken aim at revolutionizing wearable cameras that could disrupt personal surveillance. They are getting huge tech coverage and skyrocketing sales. And no, it's not Axis. In this note, we review the company, examine the...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

The UK's Gone Mad

Surveillance cameras are putting human rights at risk, blares a UK government official, a UK newspaper and the venerable BBC, creating an uproar of protests online. Unfortunately, the technical claims underlying these assertions are categorically...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

LPR Privacy Problems Reviewed

The Wall Street Journal has released a detailed investigative report that raises significant concerns about privacy threats from the growing use of license plate recognition (LPR, often called ANPR outside of the US). Here are key points...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

NYC May Track Your Car's Activities for the Past 5 Years

Microsoft is empowering New York City to track you car's activities for the past 5 years, allowing near instantanous recall and mapping of everywhere your car's license plate was captured for half a decade. While the hype surrounded the reported...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IP Camera Bandwidth Training

Understanding bandwidth is critical to using IP cameras. In this new training, we show how to measure bandwidth and how significantly bandwidth can change in different scenes and with different settings: For more on bandwidth, we...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Aspect Ratio 16:9 vs 4:3 Shootout

In the past few years, as HD swept into living rooms, people have moved from watching video on 4:3 aspect ratios to the wider 16:9 format. This has carried over into surveillance where the wide screen HD format has become very popular. Indeed, in...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Reducing Bandwidth Through Privacy Masks?

Reducing your surveillance bandwidth means lower storage costs and better remote monitoring. As such, professionals are always looking for techniques to do so, including improved codecs (MPEG-4 to H.264, H.264 Baseline to High Profile), VBR vs CBR...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

LPR Warning Letters: Innovation or Privacy Invasion?

A US city has devised an interesting strategy to combat drug usage: LPR cameras monitor vehicles going into and out of areas with high criminal activity, tracking vehicle usage patterns. Letters are sent to vehicles owners warning them of...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Do Camera Phones Excuse Government Surveillance?

While public surveillance systems increase around the world, concerns remain about their misuse and potential privacy violations. However, US privacy concerns are generally fairly low, especially compared to the UK. To that end, a recent US City...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing Surveillance as a 'Game' (Internet Eyes)

What if you could have live monitors watch your business around the clock for about $100 per month? If they see a threat, they trigger an alarm that goes to your phone? Would you do it? If those monitors were regular people at home watching on...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

SIA Security Privacy: Weak US Guidelines

The largest US security trade association, SIA, has issued very weak security guidelines. Their so-called 12 point "Privacy Framework" is not only vague but it touches only the most basic elements.The SIA privacy framework recommends a few...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

International Video Surveillance Laws / Regulations

In this note, we examine laws and regulations for video surveillance developed by a variety of countries including references to documentation and details on these approaches. US vs Europe/UK In our current review, we found a key element in...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Will Webcam Surveillance Cause Privacy Concerns?

In the future, there will almost certainly be more webcams in laptops and smartphones than their are surveillance cameras. If those cameras are activated or transformed into surveillance devices, they will have a dramatic impact on society. In...

By John Honovich - almost 12 years ago

Rise of Europe's Surveillance State Examined

Open Europe, a European think tank critical of surveillance, criticized the impact on security of the European Union's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty (effective December of 2009) in a paper on the rise of Europe's Surveillance State [link no...

By John Honovich - about 12 years ago

InternetEyes Crowdsourced Remote Video Monitoring

Crowdsourcing - the process of outsourcing tasks to the general public using the Internet to distribute work - is a hot trend. However, will it work and can it compete with traditional remote monitoring providers? A new entrant is proposing this...

By John Honovich - about 12 years ago

Fears about Public Video Surveillance

A web video interviewing Pennsylvania citizens demonstrates the level of fears many have about surveillance. The video is produced by a group in opposition to surveillance so it's clearly not balanced. However, it does demonstrate some of the...

By John Honovich - over 12 years ago

Encrypting People in Video Surveillance Feeds

A magazine article this week covered a new feature from 3VR that encrypts people within video surveillance to protect the innocent. While it should be helpful in obscuring identities of people in surveillance video released to the public, it is...

By John Honovich - over 12 years ago

Does Video Surveillance Threaten Privacy?

The most pervasive criticism of video surveillance is the risk of destroying privacy -- that video surveillance will become Big Brother, enabling the government to spy on anyone, anywhere. These concerns continue in the UK with a recent report by...

By John Honovich - almost 13 years ago

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