NYPD Teams With Microsoft To Launch Panoptic ‘Domestic Awareness System’

Is the NYPD and Microsoft together too much of a good thing? Russia Today on the forthcoming new model of urban centralized surveillance:

The NYPD is teaming up with Microsoft to track action across the city. Later this week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to come forth with more details about a new surveillance project the head of the NYPD hinted at last week. In conjunction with engineers at Microsoft, the NYPD will unleash an advanced “domestic awareness system” that will combine its already extensive city-wide surveillance system with law enforcement’s established databases in order to track the moves of suspected terrorists.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly first commented on the program over the weekend at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, but those close to the project have failed to extrapolate much further other than on the basics.

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  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Decentralise.

    Deverticlise.

    Why do you live and work on top of one another?

    Practically anything can be accomplished anywhere any time.

    Cities and office buildings are obsolete vestiges as are hierarchy and bureaucracy.

    Spread out humans.

    Distribute yourselves.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Savio/100001826954767 Daniel Savio

      uh, no, I’d much rather have skyscrapers than endless urban sprawl, thank you very much

  • Haystack

    “Let’s think guys…How can we make NY more like a literary dystopia?” 

    • The Baffler

      Ban Libraries?

  • Kay O. Sweaver

    I have no problem with this. So long as politicians and millionaires are also tracked and the information is made available to all residents. I’d like to know what Bloomberg is up to…

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