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Big Brother Watches the Super Bowl

from the transparent-society-or-one-way-mirror? dept.
MarkGubrud writes "The Washington Post reports that police used video surveillance and face-recognition technology to scan for "known criminals and suspected terrorists" among attendees at the Super Bowl." MarkGubrud writes "The Washington Post reports that police used video surveillance and face-recognition technology to scan for "known criminals and suspected terrorists" among attendees at the Super Bowl and "visitors to the popular entertainment district of Ybor City" during the week before the game. No arrests were made, but 19 individuals were identified. "All had criminal histories but had committed no crimes of a 'serious nature'." The police did try to apprehend one such criminal, "a known ticket scalper."

4 Responses to “Big Brother Watches the Super Bowl”

  1. Practical Transhuman Says:

    "A dingo took my series!"

    So, do you still think "Section One" from USA Network's La Femme Nikita is completely fictional?

  2. brian_dunbar Says:

    Re:"A dingo took my series!"

    So, do you still think "Section One" from USA Network's La Femme Nikita is completely fictional?

    I realize that your post is rhetorical but, what-the-hey it's Monday, I'm sick, and am SO devoid of humour today.

    Yes, I DO think Section One is completely fictional. And the show itself isn't very good. Nyaaah!!

  3. warlock Says:

    Nothing New

    They have been doing that this side of the pond for some time, something about football hooligans. Of course we also have near total video coverage of all towns and highways too. Don't think they linked the computers into everything yet though, something about most of the camera's being too low resolution. Still only a matter of time eh?

  4. Saturngraphix Says:

    Big Brother is misunderstood

    Well, my personal thoughts is that the only ones that are worried about this are people with no good on there mind. Security of public places makes people like me whom dont want to smash things and just want to have a good time feel more secure…now this may be less freedom however, whoever said true freedom (anarchy) is what people desire in the end…I think that security of the people from others is the job of the government…however, I can also see how these powers can be abused…
    No easy answers I am afraid.

    Saturn

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