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ah flight. to london the world's capital of 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 why. six fourteen being hammered on the. every bit the public ground. of everything are free but also just because all the different companies different landowners have their own season t.v. cameras are everywhere everybody. in the most monitored city in the world there is one camera for every fourteen people but does this intense 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 initiatives like natural survey that filter. photographer henrietta williams for 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. on the fight not to live in your pocket with your car you can move along with your fear your car we can film whichever way we want. you know what. i want to do with my show the police can rely on the private security to jump before that falls to the malls you know that's. it of the city. and in fact in most cases the streets along this
walk well were given to the developers so that they kurds and that the policy of the press rise in the street but also installing their defense and surveillance against terrorist attack i get sort of actually loitering at home pretty. soon. the surveillance systems here aren't just simple cameras. anyone who behaves unexpectedly triggers in the wrong intercept agree humans can observe and evaluate behavior through the smart cameras without anyone noticing. if the camera detects an unusual event the subject is marked. who do you think one of the world's leading scientists behind the developments of smart's cameras is professor james all of kingston university.
the systems his team are 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 hired a terrorist but. anyone suspected of crime in the u.k. quickly loses their right to privacy. the face what units 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 there's a recess appears. there so it goes on a public website and so yeah. we took care to cite a real throw. for the empress of america. and the images now going into the system 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 choose this kind of crowd sourced policing via the internet represents a powerful new weapon in the fight against crime. so i was a paper of register for the day and i tell you not only in the united kingdom people are very much that they quite accept the c.c.t.v.
and the police to a good job with the c.c.t.v. and while they're happy to identify criminals there's not so much a fear or surveillance i don't think in the united came it was possible on mainland europe. over the past decade the u.k. has been constantly seeking new ways to combat the perceived threat of terrorism. but this military base two hours outside of london the news techniques are getting put through that paces. mark lawrence is one of the new breed of experts offering instruction in the east of unmanned aerial vehicles for 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 horse track i see rick and picking up.
the hunt takes place across three mines. 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 way the 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 sort of i double click here we can just keep the subject in the center string on the screen and also at the same time the unit will follow him back with us fly this way. when you go. to work yeah we got you for you in the hudson 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 as 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 for greater security. michael chandler is the head of vanquish security back in london he's also keen to demonstrate some of his techniques. some of which are alarmingly effective. wiseguy like i did you get that right well basically what we've done was we remotely source a lot for your file 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 or well 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 it works 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 they cross the cross or upset with one of the recorders we have also the location. we can show you that you were. 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. 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 to take knowledge.
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 storage at you tough to store it all. you know what's going to u.s. government that the two years 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 seem 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. happens while computers without says 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. it's not infect the victim's computer with known when they hide in a fake software update. the unsuspecting music clicks newquay and the police can now observe everything as it happens on screen. pass the
end the so. i. in oregon. a one hundred million dollars claiming that the company failed to include a warning on its air jordan stickers that they could be used as dangerous weapons after a year. another from the pacific northwest a bill gates. your privacy and data to the n.s.a. and many other. rather than. this. product. as a dangerous weapon against the constitutional rights of unsuspecting. himself
when he gets caught. from around the world. the theme of this year's meeting he. needs to be. he's a close friend and. 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. routinely intercept american citizens. no. does the n.s.a. intercept americans cell phone conversations no google searches now text messages now i'm a sun dot com orders no bank records no. but there was general alexander most powerful person in the world probably even more powerful than the president of the united states or any of 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 well i mean i don't really use a mobile phone for anything except security. so i don't really use
a mobile phone i choose not to use facebook because i really think it's. just there's 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 let me know when you have it was from here did we release this infamous video from the right. for. those involved with the release of the video suddenly found themselves facing up to a powerful opponent. the jones to to. the media and to wiki leaks send photos from the video to the international press. this activity transformed into a national security targets and to a right to digital privacy was repealed even though there were no legal proceedings
against. my person. within three days without my knowledge which means. the we. do have a very bad example for the government of the united states to go into people you know even parliamentarians. countries do you. know. matters. most remarkable about this story is that boogie to john's. that it is a member of the icelandic parliament. furthermore twitter was not the only source of private digital information and data over to the us security agencies. like looking at what experts say in this field in the states for example they speculate it is face perhaps skype or i'd be holes in all five 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 it hit the small island nation hard. the icelandic saucepan revolution ultimately forced the general election. to johns that here was elected to the new parliament but for the us government she remained a target. again you only today jones to take campaigns but it's to 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 actually want. all the world cherry picked all the best. emails for example would be protected in the same way as written correspondence. there is absolutely no country in the world that 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 bank. the problem is with the legal information from other providers that may be lost in the process. to protect the states from any access it needs to be in an unreachable place in the future that place could be in iceland the idea of iceland as an inverse touch save. lives say a place of protecting people's privacy in this information. free speech protecting people against the touch. is a very nice woman to do it so it's definitely something with. which it will take time so you know. it flew for a long time everything should be a church bit. but the gates of jones that's here who continue to use facebook
twitter and google claiming she's a guinea pig in the monitored space. she says whoever spied on her feels they can do it with impunity and that's how the case should be a warning. 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 matty 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 boat university. for months he was
shadowed and known as who'd. suspected is the leader of a militant group they committed arson attacks in berlin in two thousand and seven. that's far them off the islands 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 thick laden three me to the ground tired as my hands fixed behind my back that went 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 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. under a home was arrested by special detachment and brought to federal court in cannes room. only later did home learn that he had been systematically monitored. the federal investigators that been studying his academic as ace 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 homes life. you know investigators monitored home social environments in can find any evidence to incriminate him. but this only caused them to intensify their surveillance. according to their logic home as 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 boss u.s. . consulate you have what you that's what they were completely monitored our personal e-mails have been right that they have basically found ways even before the online search to gain access to our computers. or the stock of 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 from the. last it also occurs because it's. 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 cool 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. whether the theory when there's a thought 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 elite internet geeks these people want to spread
the word. pop to some that site the parties have formed 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. when you bareback with the internet you bareback with big brother so maybe it's a good idea just like we understood with. it is we have a personal responsibility in fact our friends and lovers and neighbors and when you use the internet without any without anonymity without privacy what you do is you. and probably even to your country certainly to yourself.
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