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welcome to london the world's capital surveillance even though the year isn't small nine hundred eighty four you may be forgiven for imagining big brother really is watching it i can see one in six fourteen being a peanut gallery on the. every bit of public ground is more. of everything the three but also just because all the different companies different landowners have their own c.c.t.v. cameras so every thought that's what everybody. in the most monitored city in the world there is one camera for every fourteen people but does this intend surveillance keep london safe i mean in a way the street like a kind of dangerous because that coveted c.c.t.v. but no one's watching that's what's interesting about these two to be culture if it
takes away like the joy of having a mysterious like natural survey that filtered. photographer henrietta williams and cartographer george going to have mapped a ring of steel around london's financial district. forced from automated security gates and surveillance cameras anyone who enters is registered electronically and anything out of the ordinary triggers security protocols. even seemingly innocuous things like video cameras. are the five most fit in your pocket with your car your camera both your fear your car we can film whichever way we want. you to do what. you want to do my job the police can rely on the private security company before that so it's like a call to the mall to you know it's full it was modeled it out at the club and in fact in most cases the streets along the. well given the developers so that they
kurds and the policy of the press rise in the street but also installing their defense and surveillance against terrorist attack i get sort of actually like bring em home pretty. soon. the surveillance systems here aren't just simple kindness. anyone who behaves unexpectedly triggers on imperceptibly humans can observe and evaluate behavior through the smart cameras without anyone noticing. if the camera detects an unusual event the subject is marked. you are one of the world's leading scientists behind the developments of smart cameras is professor james or one of kingston university.
systems his team of developing can detect suspicious activity even before a crime occurs. the way is to present large volumes of data over many months possibly years and so that enables the system to develop a statistical model of what is normal and maybe what is abnormal and so then there is automatic flagging of anything that is considered abnormal. in locations where thousands of people pass in front of the cameras every day it's even more difficult for the systems to determine what is normal behavior and what isn't. are these people simply on their way to work or does this group hide a terrorist. anyone suspected of crime in the u.k. quickly loses their right to privacy. the face what unit of the london
police. presents faces of suspects to the public using footage from security cameras posted on the internet. this is a gentleman of interest. and as jim says appears. through his problem there so it goes on a public website and so yeah i'm reaching here decide a real throw. to the empress of america. and the images come into the system that can be viewed by the public on the face or saw it on the face which. make neville is head of image recognition it's scotland yard if you use this kind of crowd sourced policing via the internet represents a powerful new weapon in the fight against crime. so says a people of register for the day and i tell you all i mean in the united kingdom people are very much that they quite accepts the c.c.t.v. they think the police to a good job are the c.c.t.v.
and while they're happy to identify criminals there's not so much a fear or surveillance at all taken in the united kingdom as possibly on all mainland europe. over the past decade the u.k. has been constantly seeking new ways to combat the perceived threats of terrorism. this military base two hours outside of london the news techniques are getting put through that base its. mark lawrence is one of the new breed of experts offering instruction in the east of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. no official government sources who publicly talk about the effectiveness of this new technique only mark lawrence who speak with us. so one planning to do now is hopefully track patrick than either on his way there or is way back if i don't see him in a few yards i will fly to the track and see if we can pick him up. the
hunt takes place across three miles. ok so we've got patrick located in use in the trunk so we're going to fly towards. big brother approaches unnoticed from the air. when the target is discovered the wavy becomes a constant companion it's a height of one hundred twenty meters. and what we're doing is using a g.p.s. lock to do this survey i double click here we can just keep the subject in the center string and screen and also at the same time the unit will follow him back with us fly this way. and i. do work yeah we got you are you in the house and coming out as well. so that's why it's good for covert surveillance. would be possible that we in the future see drones flying over our heads maybe not directly overhead but definitely the police
are using these now they're using them for surveillance work and not just sneaking around spying on people there's a lot of people seem to think so sometimes to catch the bad things going on you need to be a bit i could call it sly but just secretive about it. there are plans to fit the drones with improved cameras incorporating face recognition technology. quietly public privacy is being exchanged with greater security. michael chandler is the head of vanquish security back in london he's also a key to demonstrate some of his techniques. some of which are alarmingly effective . wiseguy like this how did you get that well basically what we done was we remotely source the light from your phone i recorded a pre-determined time and that recording then uploaded to our platform where it yeah the phone was bugged whilst it was left unattended on
a table during an interview with the police. professor orwell was also monitored. ok so here's the photograph taken in the play station i believe there's that one and there's this one. here the coast so obviously there were phone calls ok text messages which has been only one of an overview of your location which is because it's only the location for this afternoon but in general it's also got all the photographs that have been taken and also the all the voice recordings that we have made so you just can't see everything without my knowledge actually basically. ok that's exactly right works not only that. there is absolutely no way for you to be able to find a device on your phone is totally hidden only we could only we would be able to
find it ok so this is the photograph that we found in your phone currently i don't know what they are but what i can do is have a look at the times they were taken and then cross or cross or upset with one of the recorders we have also the location. we can show you that you were. in a play station on seymour street that goes through g.p.s. this is a g.p.s. report coming from your device and that's all legal this is totally legal absolutely legal yes well i think. is this demonstration has revealed it's becoming easier to convert we track individuals using modern technology. and it's happening far more often than we realize. according to ex n.s.a. analyst william binney american security agencies now have the technology.
for their story at all they're collecting it all and storing so the large storage facility that's what that's all about and the point is that they hope by storing it all now that sometime in the future they'll figure out how to go back into it and figure out what's important so they can retroactively analyze it that's why they need five zeta bytes of stories that you talk to store it all. it's for the u.s. government to yes he was responsible for electronic espionage a decade ago when you began to bug u.s. citizens who left the saudis to fight against terrorism seemed to change the rules of engagement. i mean there are virtually is nothing in the network that they can't have a copy of if they start targeting youth so so so what they already have your data i can't find out what they're doing with my data. but i know they have it ok. so i
make sure i write in there whatever i whatever i had to say about them i say that in there so that when they collect that they know what i'm thinking of them. with specially developed software. without his realizing. this is a promotional video from the money factor of. a surveillance program designed for the police. it is widely used across western europe and the principle is always the same. the authorities infect the victim's computer with known where they hide in a fake software update. the unsuspecting music. and the police can now observe everything as it happens on screen. the intruder
is just too much. of a. i don't feel. like i have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher. from around the world meeting. the theme of this year's meeting he states abatements keynote speaker jacob knows what it means to be prosecuted he's a close friend and supporter of julian assange. to be free from suspicion is one of
the first freedoms that is important for being free in the rest of your life when you are followed around when you are being investigated because of the whim of someone this is the beginning of the end of your freedom does do you say routinely intercept american citizens' emails you know those the n.s.a. intercept americans cell phone conversations no google searches now text messages no i'm a sun dot com orders no bank records no. that was general alexander most powerful person in the world probably even more powerful than the president of the united states or any it leader of any other country. first of all because we know for a fact. we know for
a fact from our client that the n.s.a. was in fact doing dragnet surveillance of all of those things i mean i don't really use a mobile phone for anything. these days. so i don't really use a mobile phone i choose not to use facebook because i really think it's. just your systems that make tradeoffs that are not democratically decided. the icelandic capital of reykjavik is the perfect location from which to investigate the technologies states can use to track their citizens. from. this infamous video and from the right. those involved with the release of the video suddenly found themselves facing up to a powerful opponent. who is the media and who wiki leaks send photos from the video to the international press.
to a national security targets and her right to digital privacy was repealed even though there were no legal proceedings against her. will was demanded to hand over hand over my personal stuff i within three days without my knowledge which means that the least after we do have a very bad example for the government of the united states to go into people you know even parliamentarians in other countries to you to snow into their personal matters. what's most remarkable about this story is that biggie to john's to to is a member of the icelandic parliament. furthermore twitter was not the only source of private digital information to hand data over to the us security agencies.
michael have not what i say in this field in the states for example they speculate it is facebook perhaps skype or i think you know i don't know but the judge says refuses to god acknowledge the requests from the barriers to unseal its companies it is. jones that it did nothing illegal when she released the video but it was enough to warrant invasive snooping from the us security agencies. me. and my younger son older son. some people that i've got to know later i used to work with. three years ago the icelandic people took to the streets the banking crisis hit hit the small island nation hard. the icelandic saucepan revolution ultimately forced the general election. to johns that was elected to the new parliament
but for the us government she remained a target. again you only today jones to take um pains but it's too rights and self-determination she wants iceland to become a safe haven for sensitive data. they want to put the stop to the prying eyes of the state. we had one last fall the world cherry picked all the best. emails for example could be protected in the same way as written correspondence. there is absolutely no country in the world this is actually properly addressed the fact how easily it is for governments and corporations to mine through our private data we in iceland are focusing on creating a standard and setting an example and then it would be really ideal and this is one
of the thoughts behind the spending want to meet initiative. be ideal if we can you know with these new set of laws create a haven in such a way that you know i would like to see it spread to other countries. the police can shut down illegal sites as was the case with this raid on the submarine for online file sharing site the pirate bay. the problem is with the legal information from other providers that may be lost in the process. to protect these data from any access it needs to be in an unreachable place in the future the place could be in iceland the idea of iceland has an inverse tax saving. the say a place of protection because by the simplest information. free speech protecting people against such a fate is
a very nice woman. stuff only something with. which it will take time so you know. it flew for a long time everything should be a shit shit shit. but the gates of jones the who continue to use facebook twitter and google claiming she's a guinea pig in the monitor space. she says whoever spied on her feels they can do it with impunity and that's how the case should be a warning. and it is a temptation to go into somebody's home without them ever being able to know about it and then i'm referring to my online home for it is just as sacred as my offline home this is where all my private stuff is this is where all my personal letters are this is where all my thoughts and all mark to beauty and movement can be traced so you know hands off my home.
a similar case of monitoring is currently on revelling in berlin. under a home is a noted sociologist who is teaching at the home most university. for months he was shadowed and monitored. suspected is the leader of a militant group the committed arson attacks in berlin in two thousand and seven. thus far them off while i stay only a small sum of what was the morning of the thirty first of july so some a day in the morning before seven and work up to a pounding on the front door and then a mass of armed men fell on me with a then three meter the ground tires in my hands fixed behind my back that that works on as often you don't get the impression that you're in a film. because they behave as in one of the thrillers all action movies.
give us a callous or so i was already aware that there is such a thing as house searches and arrests directed also against left wing activists in the still listed as a that was already going through my head but i could not understand what they actually had to do with me directly at home so it was an abstract fair designed at that point. andrei home was arrested by special detachment and brought to federal court in cannes row. only later did home learn that he had been systematically monitored. when the federal investigators that been studying his academic essays in the widespread use of expressions such as gentrification and casualisation had inflamed their suspicions these were terms also used by the militant group that it claimed responsibility for the berlin
arson attacks. the investigating authorities had created a character great to use in the investigation which suggested suspects should have extraordinary political and historical knowledge and the scientific and analytical ability to execute the attacks. following his arrest the investigating judge ordered holmes detention. after thirty days in solitary confinement the federal court ruled that there was no strong suspicion. for the first time since his arrest home is free and for the first time he learns about the surveillance protocols surrounding him the excerpts from the minutes reveal a detailed investigation into all aspects of holmes life. you know investigators monitored home social environment in couldn't find any evidence to incriminate him. but this only caused them to intensify their
surveillance. according to their logic home is an intellectual who is highly conspiratorial and expertly concealing his misdeeds. that they may be on the tail of an innocent person didn't seem to occur to his pursuance. of what conflict you have or what you know it's what he were completely monitored our personal e-mails have been read that they have basically found ways even before the online search to gain access to our computers. or stock up there is also a sense of political outrage in the country. over the loss of freedom to choose what the main ingredients of domestic social values should be. elementary because those personal freedoms are trampled in the course of these kinds of investigations and it's over fundraising and it'll last eight also just because it can. finally
anyone who now search is underway home on the internet we receive a huge number of results in many articles linking him to terrorism. for the rest of his life and ray home will be tainted by the phrase terrorist suspects. people are more conscious of the need to protect their digital privacy than ever before the call for digital self-defense is heard everywhere. emails are sent encrypted but many are choosing to do without social networks like facebook and twitter. in vienna this group meet once a week for a cypher party they discuss how to make themselves invisible in the network. well of a theory on their thoughts is the goal of that though when the people it's operating on and anonymity that is from web browsing chats or other internet services to make
it anonymous most of the credit. until now encryption techniques have only been in the domain of the authorities and the late internet geeks these people want to spread the word. of. the popular sums of psychopaths is a form spontaneously all over the planet the interest of the population has risen in the course of more government control and more profiling by large companies such as google facebook and others and the interpretation and openness of this profound data is a major problem and a major threat. is a basic human rights and. when you bareback with the internet you bareback with big brother so maybe it's a good idea just like we understood with aids in the eighty's we have
a personal responsibility to not infect our friends and lovers and neighbors and when you use the internet without any crypto without anonymity without privacy what you do is you present a transit of risk to your community and probably even to your country certainly to yourself. with most. of this world of scientists in.
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