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Profiling the Profilers: Update

Posted by gninja on July 9, 2007

Apropos yesterday’s post about the Whitney exhibition, “Profiling,” I woke up this morning to read this item in the NY Times.

By the end of this year, police officials say, more than 100 cameras will have begun monitoring cars moving through Lower Manhattan, the beginning phase of a London-style surveillance system that would be the first in the United States.

The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, as the plan is called, will resemble London’s so-called Ring of Steel, an extensive web of cameras and roadblocks designed to detect, track and deter terrorists. British officials said images captured by the cameras helped track suspects after the London subway bombings in 2005 and the car bomb plots last month.

If the program is fully financed, it will include not only license plate readers but also 3,000 public and private security cameras below Canal Street, as well as a center staffed by the police and private security officers, and movable roadblocks.

Exciting stuff, eh? So, while I’m out on Wall Street, giving guided tours (a little plug for myself), I could hundreds of cameras on me! Tracking my every move! I’ll be a star!

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Hi mom!

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