Surveillant Architectures

Developing paradigms in media culture. This blog is collaboratively edited by the Surveillant Architectures Group.

“How One Man Watches an Entire City”


baltimore-Persistent-Surveillance-loop

technology is progressing – now one plane is enough for a constant CCTV stream of every street from above:

“Watch This Surveillance Master Dissect a Murder From the Sky”  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-23/watch-this-surveillance-master-dissect-a-murder-from-the-sky

“surveillance master” – !?!!!?!!!!
great video effects I’d say. Strong analysis tools looking good.

The background story about the technology and where it’s being used:
“Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above” https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-baltimore-secret-surveillance/

new words learnt:
“image exploitation”
“circle of persistence”

sales pitch:
“watch here… and here… and here… and here…”

more images provided the company: https://www.google.de/search?tbm=isch&q=site:www.pss-1.com



Netzpolitik.org: Was kommt nach INDECT? Ein Plädoyer für eine fundiertere Überwachungskritik


https://netzpolitik.org/2012/was-kommt-nach-indect-ein-pladoyer-fur-eine-fundiertere-uberwachungskritik/

Beschreibung von Clean IT aus einem Projektbericht


Three times the future


Three developments for greater mass surveillance powers, by a government, a corporation and a UN body.

1. Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations

Not to forget, no one in particular needs to listen to all these recordings. Homeland Security algorithms do that. (Thank you, Moore’s Law!)

2. How to get targeted ads on your TV? Try a camera in your set-top box.

Seriously? A camera watching you watch TV? Baffling stuff.
George O. should have patented the idea in 1948!

3. Leaked: ITU’s secret Internet surveillance standard discussion draft

Authoritarian regimes worldwide teaming up with a UN telecommunications body relic to get the internet under control once and for all. There’s a list of what could be possible by deep packet inspection (referred to as DPI in that article), once installed at the net’s central nodes. Scary stuff. We’d all have to go dark web, which I’d prefer not to. The future? Not if I can help it.

 


Hacking, On- and Offline Surveillance, Robots, the Future. Chaos Computer Club.


Two good articles, more to follow:

1. An interview with Chaos Computer Club spokespeople Constanze Kurz and Frank Rieger:
http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/digital/kontrolle_auf_vorrat_1.12980121.html

Translated into English: http://www.signandsight.com/features/2187.html

 

2. A manifesto: “Soon everything will be different. Machines will be better than humans, anywhere. A revolution is coming…” (in German)
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/automatisierungsdividende-fuer-alle-roboter-muessen-unsere-rente-sichern-11754772.html

Alternatively, from within the KHM network, see as PDF facsimile  (the KHM has a deal with them that allows us complete access to their archives.)


Petition gegen Vorratsdatenspeicherung – zeichne mit!


Official Bundestag petition  against Vorratsdatenspeicherung in Germany. We suggest you all register and sign it…

http://zeichnemit.de/