Showing posts with label Public Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Public Video. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

48 Advocacy Groups Call On the FTC To Ban Amazon Surveillance

48 Advocacy Groups Call On the FTC To Ban Amazon Surveillance | #TpromoCom | On Thursday, a coalition of 48 civil rights and advocacy groups organized by Athena asked the Federal Trade Commission to exercise its rulemaking authority by banning corporate facial surveillance technology, banning continuous corporate surveillance of public spaces, and protecting the public from data abuse.

"The harms caused by this widespread, unregulated corporate surveillance pose a direct threat to the public at large, especially for Black and brown people most often criminalized using surveillance," the coalition wrote in an open letter. "Given these dangers, we're calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use its rulemaking authority to ban corporate use of facial surveillance technology, ban continuous surveillance in places of public accommodation, and stop industry-wide data abuse."

Recently, thanks to Bill Higdon, a member of Surveillance Installers on Facebook, the issue of facial recognition, its use in public camera systems, and the possibility of biased arrests based on racial criterial, the following conversation took place. 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Video Surveillance System Aids NYPD in Identifying Attacker

Man Arrested in Vicious Attack on Asian-American Woman
| #TpromoCom #Police #NYPD #Arrest | Witnesses who did nothing while older NYC woman was beaten have been suspended (newser)

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A video surveillance system belonging to a business along 42nd street in Manhattan enabled the New York Police Department to identify the attacker of a 65-year-old woman who happen to be walking along the street, the details of which you can read for yourself in the news item summarized above. 

" A surveillance video that circulated earlier this week showed the Monday assault on the 65-year-old, who was walking along West 43rd Street in Manhattan when a man knocked her down, kicked her in the stomach, and yelled, "F--- you, you don't belong here" while stomping on her face multiple times before strolling away, per police," said Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff in a story published today, March 31, 2021. 

Without public video systems along the street, the illegal activities of many criminals would go unchallenged and arrests would not be possible. Many of you who have followed my work in SDM, SSI, Locksmith Ledger, Electrical Contractor and other magazines know that I was once oppose to public cameras. Because of the murder of a young nurse in Boston and video captured by a nearby video surveillance system, I changed my stance on the issue altogether. 

There are bad actors walking the street--and now more than ever it appears--and it's absolutely necessary that we have a visual  record of what happened when events such as this take place. --Al Colombo

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