Cisco leads the way on spying on people

Chongqing city, China, is about to get a giant Orwellian surveillance network of half a million cameras that will spy on (sorry, act to prevent crime in) areas like street intersections, parks and neighborhoods. Cisco is rumored to be one of the key pieces in the network supplying, basically, the networking tech itself–the grease that’ll make the whole integrated shebang work. But there’s a fine line between “preventing crime,” using totally off-the-shelf Cisco gear, and re-purposing that same “Peaceful Chongqing” network of cameras to spy on the population.

via Cisco’s Tech Just One Of Many New Ways China Could Spy On Its People | Fast Company.

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