Surveillance & Tracking Technology
Does it provide safety for all, but privacy for none?
- Surveillance technology includes video cameras,drones, UAVs, biometrics, and licsense plate readers.
- The word comes from the French phrase meaning "watch over"
- The nine major companies that the FBI DITU gains information from: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple.
- People will typically not commit a crime, if they know they are being watched.
- Some people will feel safer knowing there is surveillance.
- If a camera was recording during the time of the incident, authorities can look back at the tapes to find suspects.
- Government can watch suspicious people's actions.
- Video surveillance can be used to see if eyewitness is truthful of the situation or if they forgot an important detail
- Tracking technology can be used to find suspects and victims of a crime.
- Many people complain surveillance violates privacy.
- Surveillance is often done without consent by the people it is watching or tracking.
- Constant recording could influence people to only be good while under the watch of cameras.
- There are ways to edit a face onto the body of another person.
- Some people may be uncomfortable or insecure knowing they are being watched
- Video footage can, and has been used in inappropriate ways when placed in a hidden angle.
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