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Saturday, January 30, 2021

See Who is Watching with Crowdsourced Maps

 Clever idea, but how will it decrease the power of surveillance? 

Crowdsourced Maps Will Show Exactly Where Surveillance Cameras Are Watching

Fast Company, Mark Sullivan, January 26, 2021

Human rights organization Amnesty International plans to create a crowdsourced map pinpointing every surveillance camera enabled for facial recognition in New York City. Beginning in May, volunteers will be able to use an app on their smartphones to identify facial recognition cameras within their view; the app integrates Google Street View and Google Earth to help tag and affix geolocation data to those entries. The map will be part of Amnesty’s "Ban the Scan" campaign, designed to spread awareness worldwide on the civil rights perils of facial recognition. The organization hopes to launch similar crowdsourced mapping projects in New Delhi, the West Bank, and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in the coming months.  .."

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