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Privacy is ‘off the table’ in a ‘post-9/11 world,’ says New York City police chief Ray Kelly.

27th April 2013.    Find Full Article Here:-

The rhetoric in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings is starting to recall the heightened fear that took hold after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That’s especially true in New York City, where the suspected bombers were allegedly planning a second attack.
In a press conference yesterday, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly used the suspects’ alleged plot to make the case for more surveillance cameras. “You’re never going to know where all of our cameras are,” Bloomberg said. “And that’s one of the ways you deter people; they just don’t know whether the person sitting next to you is just somebody sitting there or a detective watching.”
Kelly promised that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is expanding its already massive network of cameras. The number of public sector surveillance cameras in New York City is reportedly between 3,500 and 6,000. In an interview earlier this week, Kelly praised the network of “smart cameras” that allow police to remotely read licenses and recognize suspicious packages.
The cameras are part of the NYPD’s elite surveillance system, developed by Microsoft over a three year period. It’s known as The Domain Awareness System or simply “the dashboard,” with the total costs reportedly between $30 million and $40 million.
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