Thousands of Public Cameras Used to Analyze Changes in Actual Social Distancing

Purdue University engineers have a built a website (cam2project.net ) that gathers live video and images from about 30,000 network cameras in more than 100 countries and they are using the system to monitor and analyze COVID-19 social distancing. The system automatically discovers thousands of network cameras in public spaces. After the system discovers cameras, …

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Samsung Has 108 Megapixels in One Mobile Image Sensor

Samsung Electronics has new 108 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels. With the latest addition, Samsung will expand its 0.8μm image sensor offerings from its recently announced ultra-high 64Mp to 108Mp, a resolution equivalent to that of a high-end DSLR camera. …

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US Military Will Use Big Brother Monitoring Technology to Track All Movement in the USA

The US Military will conduct high altitude MESH networking radar tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats. High altitude balloons will fly at twice the altitude of passenger jets and use radar to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through …

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Tesla Adds Sentry and Dog Modes

Tesla has activated a Sentry mode for its cars. Sentry Mode puts the Tesla vehicle into a “Standby” state. The car’s external cameras to detect potential threats. If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alert” state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning …

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Tesla Cars With Autopilot 2+ Hardware Will Watch Over the Car in Sentry Mode

Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is working on Sentry Mode for 360° dashcam surveillance. The car cameras will record activity like someone hitting a Tesla car parked in a parking lot. More software and storage will be used to activate more cameras for always-on monitoring for good and bad uses. Since it’s part of safety …

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Simple Existing Camera Technology and How Privacy Died a Few Years Ago

Nextbigfuture has predicted ultra-high resolution cameras would become relatively common and high-resolution images and video would impact privacy. In 2006, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture made two predictions related to cameras, resolution and privacy. Gigapixel cameras common was predicted for 2009-2015. Instead, there are parallel cameras and robotic camera mounts. One billion digital video cameras posting …

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Ground based superconducting cameras and telescopes for measure CMB with 100 times more sensitivity

The ‘Stage-4’ ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment, CMB-S4, consisting of dedicated telescopes equipped with highly sensitive superconducting cameras operating at the South Pole, the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly northern hemisphere sites, will provide a dramatic leap forward in our understanding of the fundamental nature of space and time and the evolution of …

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Digital Big Brothers – China tripling surveillance cameras by 2020, UK and US also have mass surveillance

China had 176 million surveillance cameras in operation last year and the speed of growth is expected to see that figure more than triple to reach 626 million by 2020. The UK is currently still considered to be the most monitored country overall, with previous research showing it had 20% of the world’s cameras for …

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Supertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size

The pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards. Ali Hajimiri of the California Institute of Technology will make far smaller cameras. His team plan to replace them with truly minuscule devices that …

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Near term technology for global big brother

A few thousand microsatellites with deployable telescopes could provide constant image monitoring of the earth at 0.25 meter to 0.5 resolution. This would scale up persistent drone monitoring to a global scale. There would be issues of data transmission and storage. There is a company with 149 microsatellites that each weight about 5 kilograms and …

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