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Old 09-29-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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The vans are cool technology and I'd like to see EVERY ocean cargo container scanned by these, both in and outbound ones. There's way too much contraband being moved by seavans and cross-border trucks, including bringing in illegal aliens via such cargo boxes.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Homeland Security fitting city buses with surveillance systems | systems, fitting, homeland - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
I never thought of those bus riders as such a threatening lot. Guess I was wrong.
More intrusion into our lives, the terrorists win again.
RP
You got it, same reason you don't see any pay phones,with pay phones they never knew who was doing the calling, now they know EVERYTHING.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I have no problems with cameras in any public place. Such surveillance has already helped solve a myriad of crimes and has helped clean up some areas that were dangerous throughout the country.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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I find it interesting they show all these crime dramas (most of which I like, and watch) on TV where they go to the ends of the Earth with all of this stunning tech to catch the bad guys. And yet when stuff really happens, they don't do any of that stuff most of the time. But it's OK we get cameras all over and they take our DNA and whatever, cause I saw on TV how it's great for society! Realllly...? Maybe they should hire the actors to do the policing. They seem to be doing a more impressive job of it. I'm totally confident in our police & government enforcement machine, and I trust them, because TV said I should. Yep.

But here's one for ya...my kids want (badly) the X-Box Live and PS3 Move apparatus for their game systems. Both of these operate from camera technology (like a webcam), and both (I bet) are always on, both with feeds via the household router connection. I know the intended purpose of these things, and yeah the tech is cool...but it's creepy to me! What is to stop Microsoft or Sony from recording and archiving live feed of my living room at minimum whenever it's on, possibly even 24/7? What is to prevent them from using this surveillance to advertise to me, or selling it, or whatever?? Not that I do super wacky private or illegal things in my living room, but it...just seems invasive. Especially knowing they would be staring at my kids most of the time. CREEPY. Am I paranoid to tell my kids no way am I having these things in my home? They think I'm nuts.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I find it interesting they show all these crime dramas (most of which I like, and watch) on TV where they go to the ends of the Earth with all of this stunning tech to catch the bad guys. And yet when stuff really happens, they don't do any of that stuff most of the time. But it's OK we get cameras all over and they take our DNA and whatever, cause I saw on TV how it's great for society! Realllly...? Maybe they should hire the actors to do the policing. They seem to be doing a more impressive job of it. I'm totally confident in our police & government enforcement machine, and I trust them, because TV said I should. Yep.

But here's one for ya...my kids want (badly) the X-Box Live and PS3 Move apparatus for their game systems. Both of these operate from camera technology (like a webcam), and both (I bet) are always on, both with feeds via the household router connection. I know the intended purpose of these things, and yeah the tech is cool...but it's creepy to me! What is to stop Microsoft or Sony from recording and archiving live feed of my living room at minimum whenever it's on, possibly even 24/7? What is to prevent them from using this surveillance to advertise to me, or selling it, or whatever?? Not that I do super wacky private or illegal things in my living room, but it...just seems invasive. Especially knowing they would be staring at my kids most of the time. CREEPY. Am I paranoid to tell my kids no way am I having these things in my home? They think I'm nuts.
They aren't really cameras, persay. All they do is monitor motion. I doubt anyone on the other end could see anything at all. I have the PS move system, I love it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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They aren't really cameras, persay. All they do is monitor motion. I doubt anyone on the other end could see anything at all. I have the PS move system, I love it.
What about that one game with the virtual monkey pet or whatever? I think it takes video of your room to place the digital "creature" where you are "interacting" with it, yeah? Like I know the Wii is just an infrared sensor, and the PS3 tracks the color of the ball on the wand, which in theory is completely different from the color of anything else you own...I have no idea but I think XBox's thing has a camera...meh, them kids have too much fancy stuff anyways!

Man it's weird, I am young enough I should be hip to the kids' toys, heck I built a gaming computer last year...but I watch my 10 year old doing Little Big Planet 2 and I can't even make sense out of it. I just know the little hackey sack dude makes cute noises when he flies around...
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Why not just embed webcams into our foreheads?
Cameras may spy on us downtown (poll) | downtown, picks, elegant - TOWN HALL - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
East Germany here we come. Stazi.
Land of the free, my azz.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Next wave coming is civillian,corporate & (law enforcement agency) camera mounted drones. Some the size of a walnut that can land on a window ledge. I know this raises all kinds of privacy concerns but quite frankly so does terrorism. Not sure where I stand on all this high tech Big Bro stuff but as the bad guys go sophisitcated in their methods so should those who try to protect us. Of course this raises some questions..who are the bad guys and does our govt. and those in power always have our best interest?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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I don't think there is an issue with cameras on the city buses. When you're in public you don't have the privacy that you would have in your own home. I would object to "government cameras" in private businesses and residences. From a safety standpoint, I would think a better place for the cameras is the city bus stops rather than the busses. From a fiscal standpoint I think its all a waste of money. The government owes trillions and shouldn't be wasting it on monitoring people.
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