IBM Uses NYPD Mass Surveillance Footage To Build ID Technology

THE INTERCEPT – September 7, 2018: The article highlights that in the decade after the 9/11 attacks, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) moved to put millions of New Yorkers under constant watch. Warning of terrorism threats, the department created a plan to carpet Manhattan’s downtown streets with thousands of cameras and had, by 2008, centralized its video surveillance operations to a single command center. Two years later, the NYPD announced that the command center, known as the Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center, had integrated cutting-edge video analytics software into select cameras across the city.

The video analytics software captured stills of individuals caught on closed-circuit TV footage and automatically labeled the images with physical tags, such as clothing color, allowing police to quickly search through hours of video for images of individuals matching a description of interest. With access to images of thousands of unknowing New Yorkers offered up by NYPD officials, as early as 2012, IBM was creating new search features that allow other police departments to search camera footage for images of people by hair color, facial hair, and skin tone.

IBM declined to comment on its use of NYPD footage to develop the software.

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(In the “enhanced” Silent Revolution Of Truth Compilation Edition, the free PDF book: Download and read about how in the United States of America, sinister ways would be used to monitor and track people – 24-hour surveillance of the world in an Orwellian big brother way, pages 1262 – 1263. Foretold decades ago by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Note: Use the page number display located at top right to find the correct page. UPDATED, PDF Format – Links: Book Summary | and Download Book)

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