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14.09.2020 - 14:26 [ The Intercept ]

Operation Legend Is Bringing Surveillance Tech to Cities

Using federal grants, cities are contracting with companies that hack smartphones and detect gunshots.

13.08.2020 - 04:34 [ ]

German government to help implement smart traffic light system in Georgia

Since November 2017, sectional radars and smart cameras began to appear in the country, the main advantage of which is that they can automatically identify the offender and issue a fine. They work with the help of video analysis programs located in the Joint Operations Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

23.07.2020 - 21:41 [ ]

Portland City Council bans local police from working with federal law enforcement

The measure, which was passed on Wednesday, orders all members of the Portland Police Department to stop giving or receiving „operational support“ from officers representing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Marshal Service, Federal Protective Service and Customs and Border Protection, according to local news reports. Under the resolution, police are also banned from overseeing demonstrations alongside federal officers.

23.07.2020 - 21:14 [ Mike Baker, Correspondent for @nytimes / Twitter ]

Wheeler begins to speak. Boos and then cheers when he says he demands the feds leave.

23.07.2020 - 21:02 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

After being tear gassed in a crowd, Portland’s mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler denounced federal officers for “urban warfare.”

Some protesters, recalling the city police’s past use of tear gas, mocked him: “You better be here every night, Ted!”

23.07.2020 - 20:57 [ Mike Baker, Correspondent for @nytimes / Twitter ]

Incredible scene. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler overcome with another volley of federal tear gas.

25.06.2020 - 22:11 [ Max Blumenthal / ]

From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security

(December 2, 2011)

Back in New York, the NYPD set up a secret “Demographics Unit” designed to spy on and monitor Muslim communities around the city. The unit was developed with input and intensive involvement by the CIA, which still refuses to name the former Middle East station chief it has posted in the senior ranks of the NYPD’s intelligence division. Since 2002, the NYPD has dispatched undercover agents known as “rakers” and “mosque crawlers” into Pakistani-American bookstores and restaurants to gauge community anger over US drone strikes inside Pakistan, and into Palestinian hookah bars and mosques to search out signs of terror recruitment and clandestine funding. “If a raker noticed a customer looking at radical literature, he might chat up the store owner and see what he could learn,” the Associated Press reported. “The bookstore, or even the customer, might get further scrutiny.”

The Israeli imprimatur on the NYPD’s Demographics Unit is unmistakable. As a former police official told the Associated Press, the Demographics Unit has attempted to “map the city’s human terrain” through a program “modeled in part on how Israeli authorities operate in the West Bank.”

10.06.2020 - 13:23 [ ]

5 Realities About The World’s Scariest Police Department


5. The NYPD Now Has Offices All Over The World

Through the International Liaison Program, NYPD detectives are now stationed in 13 cities around the globe, from Paris to Amman to Sydney. If you’re surprised that New York City would have flatfoots permanently operating on the majority of Earth’s continents, you aren’t alone. When bombs went off in Bali in 2005, Indonesian police were understandably „astonished and irritated that the NYPD showed up.“

10.06.2020 - 12:39 [ ]

Nine terrifying facts about America’s biggest police force


When asked for details at a press conference, Mayor Bloomberg basically told reporters to fuck off, saying, „The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don’t know about and you won’t know about.“

The New York Times has reported that the department’s Harbor unit has 6 submarine drones; four cost $75,000 and the two others cost $120,000, according to the Times. They are developing a portable radar that can see under clothes in order to search for weapons. Militaristic „Hercules teams,“ are deployed to random parts of the city armed with automatic weapons and body armor. Their explicitly stated role is to terrify people.

10.06.2020 - 11:49 [ NYPD - ]

NYPD: Intelligence and Counterterrorism

The Deputy Commissioner oversees both the Intelligence Bureau, which is responsible for intelligence collection and analysis; and the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau operations, including the partnership with the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, the first and largest of its kind in the nation.

New York City is home to more than 8 million people and hosts over 58 million visitors from all over the world annually. The Intelligence and Counterterrorism Bureaus provide some of the most highly trained and best equipped officers to patrol the city, collect and analyze data, and collaborate with partner agencies.

10.06.2020 - 11:41 [ NYPD - ]

NYPD: Counterterrorism

The CT Bureau reviews possible terrorist targets and develops innovative, forward-thinking policies and procedures to guard against attacks, training first responders and specialized units and developing intelligence capabilities for detecting and preventing terrorist attacks. The bureau coordinates with federal, state, and other law enforcement agencies in intelligence gathering and sharing, and plays an integral role in the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force.

Critical Response Command (CRC) is one of the Department’s first lines of defense against a terrorist-related attack. A permanent cadre of hand-selected police officers devoted to counterterrorism, CRC members are trained to respond swiftly, with sufficient expertise and force, to the most highly organized and heavily armed attacks. All CRC team members are trained in special weapons and long-range guns, explosive trace detection, radiological and nuclear awareness, biological and chemical weapons awareness, and are equipped with the skills to detect an impending attack and utilize the best possible response to an emerging situation. The team conducts daily counterterrorism deployments to critical infrastructure sites throughout New York City, saturating strategic locations with a uniform presence to disrupt and deter terrorist planning and hostile surveillance operations.


Domain Awareness System (DAS) is a powerful counterterrorism and policing tool jointly developed and built by the NYPD and Microsoft. As a central platform, DAS is used to aggregate data from internal and external closed-circuit television cameras, license plate readers, and environmental sensors, as well as 911 calls and other NYPD databases. DAS uses an interactive dashboard interface to display real-time alerts whenever a 911 call is received or a sensor is triggered.

17.05.2020 - 06:31 [ ]

COVID-19 could set a new norm for surveillance and privacy

The outbreak has also brought new privacy issues, as companies beef up surveillance with tech like thermal cameras and facial recognition in preparation for when people return to their everyday lives.

Surveillance technology has slowly integrated into our daily lives, with facial recognition getting added as a „convenience“ feature for casinos and ordering food. The coronavirus has sped up that process, in the name of public health.

12.05.2020 - 21:04 [ ARTEde / Youtube ]

Überwacht: Sieben Milliarden im Visier | Doku | ARTE

Von China in die USA, von Tel Aviv über London bis nach Washington: Der Dokumentarfilm zeigt erstmals auf, wie sich Staaten weltweit im Kampf gegen Terrorismus und Kriminalität einen gefährlichen Wettlauf um immer mehr und immer neuere Überwachungstechnologien liefern. Mancherorts lässt der Sicherheitswahn bereits eine neue Art von Regime entstehen: den digitalen Totalitarismus.

30.04.2020 - 06:17 [ Thorsten Holz, Professor focussing on computer security / Twitter ]

Weniger als die Hälfte der vom @ZDF Politbarometer befragten Personen würden eine #Corona App nutzen. Mit so wenig Akzeptanz hat es das Konzept (sowohl zentral als auch dezentral) schwer…


30.04.2020 - 05:57 [ Frank Oesterwind / Twitter ]

Corona App: Kommt die Tracing Pflicht-App gegen Corona? – Bundestags-Gutachten legt Möglichkeit einer Pflicht-App nahe


30.04.2020 - 04:31 [ Haaretz ]

Israelis Visiting Malls, Markets Will Have to Download Mandatory Coronavirus Tracking App

Moreover, app development responsibilities will be placed on mall managers, but it is uncertain who will oversee them.

28.04.2020 - 11:20 [ jörgalthoff, Sportchef BILD Süddeutschland / Twitter ]

Kommt die Ticketpflicht für die Fußgängerzone? @BILD Haben die ‘nen Knall? Überwachung, wer wann wo einkaufen gehen darf? #Orwell

28.04.2020 - 11:17 [ Earls Outskirt / Twitter ]

DIHK möchte Digitalisierung nutzen und schlägt Ticketpflicht für Geschäfte vor. Natürlich per App. Marketingzusage vermutlich vorausgesetzt. Ihr kriegt doch den Hals nicht voll.

Ich mach mit bei eurem Wunsch, bei Amazon.

27.04.2020 - 13:21 [ Kingdom Come / Twitter ]

Massentests in Hochhaus: Sorge vor zweitem Heinsberg in Grevenbroich. Zwei #Covid-positiv getestete Familien hielten sich nicht an die Quarantäne. 377 Bewohner ließen sich testen, 75 entschieden sich zur Quarantäne. #CoronaRebellen

26.04.2020 - 21:56 [ Ruptly / Twitter ]

Building sealed off for #COVID-19 tests after residents violate restrictions #Germany #Grevenbroich

26.04.2020 - 12:10 [ Peter Poensgen / Twitter ]

Umlagert: Das #Corona-Hochhaus von #Grevenbroich. Zwei Infizierte Familien haben sich hier nicht an die Quarantäne gehalten, 650 Bewohner müssen jetzt zum Massentest, dürfen das Haus zwei bis drei Tage nicht verlassen. #nrw

26.04.2020 - 12:07 [ old man / Twitter ]

#coronavirus Weil zwei Familien in einem Hochhaus in Grevenbroich trotz Corona-Infektionen ihre Quarantäne verlassen haben, sollen nun alle 450 Bewohner der 117 Wohnungen getestet werden. Ein Sprecher des Rhein-Kreises Neuss bestätigte, dass der Komplex am Sonntag umzäunt wird.

25.04.2020 - 16:15 [ @lederwalze / Twitter ]

450 Hochhaus-Bewohner in NRW müssen sich testen lassen In Grevenbroich wird ein Hochhauskomplex abgeriegelt.

Der Grund: Zwei Familien, die an Covid-19 erkrankt sind, hatten trotz geltender Beschränkungen weiter Kontakt zu ihren Nachbarn.

06.04.2020 - 10:59 [ ]

Israel: Dozens of ultra-Orthodox communities expected to go into full lockdown soon

The Israeli government is expected to declare full lockdowns of numerous ultra-Orthodox communities across the country and West Bank to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus.

A Knesset (Israeli Parliament) ministerial committee was formed late on Sunday to oversee the decision that is expected to affect at least eight cities that and more than a dozen neighborhoods.

01.04.2020 - 14:39 [ Xinhua ]

Xi fordert, Großstädte „intelligenter“ zu machen

Xi Jinping, Generalsekretär des Zentralkomitees der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas, sagte, Großstädte könnten durch den Einsatz von Big Data, Cloud Computing und Technologien für künstliche Intelligenz zur Modernisierung der Stadtverwaltung „intelligenter“ werden.

01.04.2020 - 14:35 [ Xinhua ]

Xi calls for making major cities „smarter“

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said major cities can become „smarter“ by using big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence technologies to modernize urban governance.

18.12.2019 - 12:30 [ New York Times ]

A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers

The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world’s biggest spying networks is aimed at regular people, and nobody can stop it.

03.03.2019 - 13:42 [ ]

Die Stadt und ihre Gebäude sollen zum Panopticon werden

(25. Oktober 2008) Mittlerweile ist der öffentliche Raum in Städten mit unterschiedlichen Kameras und anderen Sensoren am Boden oder in der Luft, beispielsweise in Drohnen, Flugzeugen, Satelliten oder Luftschiffen, weitgehend transparent für eine permanente und flächendeckende Überwachung geworden. Probleme macht der umbaute Raum, denn hier können bislang nur in einzelnen Objekten durch die Anbringung von Kameras, einen heimlich ausgeführten Lauschangriff, Millimeterwellen-, Terahertz- bzw. Ultra-Breitband-Radarsystemen (UWB) oder Backscatter-Röntgentechnik die Innenräume durch die Mauern hindurch erfasst und Menschen und Dinge in ihnen ausgemacht und lokalisiert werden.

02.03.2019 - 13:23 [ ]

Ziel: Brave Bürger – Überwachung und Kriege der Zukunft

(8.2.2019) Zudem wird das Rating öffentlich ausgestellt, sodass „schlechte“ Bürger mit sozialer Isolation rechnen müssen.
China zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie der Überwachungsstaat der Zukunft aussehen könnte – denn sie ist die zentrale Grundlage, mit der die Volksrepublik ihre Macht über die Bürger festigt.