Better police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar says
The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse ...
Israeli invention wins Wall Street Journal Award
The 2010 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the area of physical security will be awarded this week in the US to the Israel-based BriefCam Company for its invention, which was developed by ...
Chicago's high-tech cameras spark privacy fears
A vast network of high-tech surveillance cameras that allows Chicago police to zoom in on a crime in progress and track suspects across the city is raising privacy concerns.
Bombing probe highlights expansion of surveillance
As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes—and cameras—everywhere.
Asking a machine to spot threats human eyes miss
The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting."
Software: running commentary for smarter surveillance?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cutting-edge surveillance software that automatically detects human motion, behaviour and facial expressions, generates a running commentary of what?s happening and re-enacts events virtually ...
New surveillance camera system provides text feed
New CCTV technology helps prevent terror attacks
Numerous CCTV systems are in use in public places which have the capacity to gather large amounts of image material. For the time being, however, there are no effective ways to analyze the mass of video data automatically ...
Assange says WikiLeaks work hampered
(AP) -- After six months under virtual house arrest, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange acknowledged Thursday that his detention is hampering the work of the secret-spilling site. His supporters accused Britain ...
UK sends hand-held helicopter drones to war zone (Update)
British soldiers in Afghanistan have been issued with surveillance drones so small they can fit in the palm of a man's hand.
Data violations unpunished in EU: rights agency
Data protection in many European countries suffers from a lack of funds, staff, independence and most importantly, a lack of sanctions for violators, the EU's rights agency reported Friday.
Ka-Boom! The sequel
When two camera prototypes were tested in a bombing last month aboard a mass transit bus, not only was the Transportation Security Administration interested, so were the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago, ...
S.Korea kids to carry GPS beepers against sex crime
South Korea, shaken by several brutal sex crimes against minors, will supply children with GPS-embedded beepers to warn police of dangers and activate surveillance cameras, officials said Wednesday.
Hackers stole $45 million in bank card breach (Update)
A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said—and ...