Joe Cadillic has two new blog posts that you will want to check out.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is using a ‘Social Disorder Index’ (SDI) to determine the level of social disorder a location presents to its surrounding community. SDI can map areas as small as 250 feet by 250 feet.
According to the IndyStar, police used SDI to target areas and arrest people with a propensity for violence.
… Police are secretly using PBS television stations to spy on Americans
DHS is using Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations to send videos and messages to law enforcement across the country.
“Once the hardware [IP encapsulator] is set up at the television station to enable this capability, data recipients will need a datacast receiver connected to their computer in order to receive the information being broadcast from the PBS station. Datacasting’s software allows the owners of the video and other data to target individual users or groups of receivers to receive the video, files and notifications being transmitted.”