Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Smart Cities Are For Spying

Kansas City public officials are fond of mentioning "smart cities" in their hype but this note from our reader community offers a glimpse at the scary side of municipal tech monitoring. Take a look:

New York's Smart IDs Are the Latest Mass Surveillance Nightmare

More than a million New Yorkers could soon willingly agree to carry a government-issued tracking device, whether they realize it or not. That's the proposal from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who having recently returned from the cornfield-dotted campaign trail in Iowa, is setting his sights on transforming New York City into something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another reason not to live in that hell hole NYC.

Anonymous said...

^^True Dat

Anonymous said...

Another Socialist idea from William Wilhelm.

Anonymous said...

^^another shut-in pants-shitter heard from.