Joe Cadillic writes:
Trust a corporation to turn property tax collectors into property owner surveillance operatives.
Deckard Technologies (DT) promotes Smart City surveillance by creating a program that allows tax collectors to surveil resident’s properties anytime they want.
If you hate corporate doublespeak like I do, then you will love DT’s explanation of how their product works.
Read more on MassPrivateI. We had already started seeing — and noting — some of this years ago when we learned that towns were sending tax bills to residents after seeing (via Google Earth) that some homes had backyard pools that they did not have permits for and/or were not paying taxes on in areas where it might be taxable. But as Joe notes, this now seems to be Little Business meets Big Brother and the bromance is… well….. disturbing.