Most are shocked when I explain, usually in painful detail, just how much data is collected on you on a daily basis. And while some may opt for the normal cop-out of ‘well, I just don’t care’, you have a very serious reason to do, indeed, care. The world is a dangerous place. A hell…Floyd Brown Big Tech Tyrants — American Partisan
From the Archives, 2016.
When Martial Law begins steam-rolling in these larger cities across the CONUS, this is just one of the tools Uncle Sam will unleash to either arrest or plant “protesters” (ie Domestic Terrorist).
Considering how technology like this grows and sharpens itself exponentially, it would behoove the martial citizen to consider how something like this can be abused and in turn, circumvented when the time comes.
The program is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics—or DIVA—and it seeks to locate shooters and terrorists before they strike.
The intelligence community is working on amping up people-recognition power to spot, in live videos, shooters and potential terrorists before they have a chance to attack.
Part of the problem with current video surveillance techniques is the difficulty of recognizing objects and people, simultaneously, in real-time.
But Deep Intermodal Video Analytics, or DIVA, a research project out of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will attempt to automatically detect suspicious activities, with the help of live video pouring in through multiple camera feeds.
ODNI’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is gathering academics and private sector experts for a July 12 “Proposers’ Day,” in anticipation of releasing a work solicitation.
“The DIVA program will produce a common framework and software prototype for activity detection, person/object detection and recognition across a multicamera network,”IARPA officials said in a synopsis of the project published June 3. “The impact will be the development of tools for forensic analysis, as well as real-time alerting for user-defined threat scenarios.”
In other words, the tech would scour incoming video surveillance and body-camera imagery from areas of interest for people and objects who could present a threat, or individuals and items that might have been involved in a past crime.
This is the type of video-recognition system that might have been used for identifying would-be suicide bombers before the Paris and Brussels attacks, some video analytics experts say.
Privacy laws in the United States and Europe differ, so it is unclear whether such activity-recognition software would have been legal to use on video around the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Nextgov has contacted ODNI for comment.
Read the Remainder at Defense One
Kashmir Hill, writing for the NYT, describes Clearview’s facial recognition app as follows: Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian techie and onetime model — did something momentous: He invented a tool that could end your ability to walk down the street anonymously, and provided it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, ranging from local cops…
Many Thanks to Mobius Wolf for re-posting this one.
If you have not read up on 5G I highly recommend you do.
Originally posted on Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar: One purpose of 5G. It’s like a prison ankle bracelet. “Oh!” you say, “I’m fine because my phone is 2G/3G/4G!” Except they’re decommissioning those towers, turning prepper emergency phones into bricks. (Whether it’s legal to decomm emergency phones? Nobody seems to care). But sure, Boris, let the…