Friday, October 19, 2007 at 9:47AM
For those of you who were worried about privacy implications of “Google’s Street View,” Chicago is about to do them one better:
“We already know we're under surveillance ... well, pretty much all theI am not sure MORE parking tickets were what folks had in mind when they stood up for more city surveillance.
time. But it looks like the City may be adding some more robot overlords in
the near future: City Hall is looking for companies to provide high-res
cameras to be attached to street sweepers to photograph illegally parked
cars. The cameras would capture a pic of your license plate, and you'd get a
ticket in the mail. Most street sweeping tickets are $50.”
Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 1:55PM
Despite recent advancements in camera and encoding technologies, most organizations still can’t provide law enforcement with a decent picture. Here is another example of that. Even if they catch this guy, it will be an uphill battle to use these images in court.
“Police are searching for the person who stole an 83-year-old man's wallet in
Washington County and then used it to purchase more than $100 worth of goods
from a Target store.”
Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 10:41AM