Big Brother is watching you... and he's a computer

Friday, 22 June 2007, 4:20 PM EST

Privacy activists have been lamenting increasing surveillance by cameras and warn of abuse by the authorities who have access to them. But two additional trends portend a disturbing new direction.

The first trend: Cameras are increasingly monitoring non-criminals engaged in technically legal behavior. The second trend: Special new artificial intelligence software is processing video feeds to look for unacceptable behavior.

At Computerworld.

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