Oct 042016
 
 October 4, 2016  Surveillance, U.S.

I’ve reported on ShotSpotter before, but Joe Cadillic wants you to look at the involvement of GE and its implications for everyone’s privacy.  Joe writes:

Soon, spying street lights equipped with ShotSpotter microphones will be in every city and town, that’s because GE lighting and ShotSpotter (SST) are working together to spy on everyone.

Last year, GE and SST announced they’re combining forces to put SST surveillance devices into street lights.

A memorandum of understanding between GE Lighting and SST, Inc., developer of the ShotSpotter crime detection and location suite, lays ground to embedding sophisticated SST technology into GE’s intelligent LED street lights.

“We’ve entered an era where lighting is so much more than illumination,” says Rick Freeman, Global Product General Manager, Intelligent Devices, GE Lighting.

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