What Works in Ft. Lauderdale, Will Work in St. Petersburg: Earlier this year, this blog offered a post on a video surveillance bus in use by the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Police called the Peacemaker. Looks like St. Petersburg, Florida liked the idea - but this time an armored truck is the platform for keeping an eye on the malcontents.
Armored Truck With Cameras Will Roam St. Pete Neighborhoods (MyFoxTampaBay, November 8, 2012)
Keeping Up With the Jones: Heck, if St. Pete's working to leverage the capabilities of video surveillance, maybe its time to revisit the issue for a place like Los Angeles. Sure enough, LA's out to fix some broken cameras and add more in the downtown.
New Anti-Crime Cameras Being Installed Downtown (cbslocal, November 8, 2012)
MTA Recording Bus Conversations to Eavesdrop on Trouble (Baltimore Sun, October 17, 2012)
Court OKs Warrantless Use of Hidden Surveillance Cameras (CNET, October 30, 2012)We Want the Map of Your Hand: Every time a foreign traveler shows up at a U.S. port of entry, they must provide some type of biometeric data to gain entry - usually a digital photo and scanned fingerprints. Now, entities from doctor's offices to schools are moving to employ that same approach for us folks already inside the borders - except this time they'll be looking for the "map" of your hand.
When a Palm Reader Knows More Than Your Life Line (New York Times, November 10, 2012)
All for this week. Have a great weekend!
Lead picture: wmnf.org; MTA Bus: Baltimore Sun