Washington plans to extend its CCTV network

The city of Washington, DC already monitors 4,500 CCTV twenty four hours a day from the DHS Joint All-Hazards Operation Center. It now wants to add thousands more in an attempt to blanket the city with cameras in every location possible. The feeds already include the District’s department of transportation and school system and will […]

Privacy is Passé, so Broadcast Yourself (to Big Brother)

“You had to live – you did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized,” Winston worries in George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. All Winston yearns for is a place outside of the all-seeing electronic eye of the Telescreen, […]