Tuesday, March 27, 2012

planned internet suirvaillance by the EU - everybody a suspect



The main expected results of the INDECT project are:

  • trial of intelligent analysis of video and audio data for threat detection in urban environments,
  • construction of a family of device prototypes used for mobile object positioning,
  • performing computer-aided detection of threats and targeted crimes in public Internet resources,
  • construction of a search engine for rapid semantic search based on watermarking of content related to child pornography and human organ trafficking,
  • implementation of a distributed computer system that is capable of effective intelligent processing,
  • creation of tools and technology for privacy and data protection during storage and transmission of information using quantum cryptography and new methods of digital watermarking.
  • Of the EU, millions of euros put into project Indect for developing new surveillance methods.They are so controversial that even the BKA (German Secret Service) distanced themselves from it.

    A helium-filled balloon with high-resolution camera was the surprise guest at last year's Summer Festival of the Southwest Radio.The drone hovered over the 20 000 spectators and should monitor the activity.With the motto: "You are celebrating and we are watching" the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, systems engineering and image analysis (IOSB) promoted development, whose researchers had the unit for this action.You should demonstrate how far surveillance technology is developed and in which situations they can be used everyday.Well the announcement came not, plug in the institute had criticism for the peculiar location.The researchers explained in a hurry, not to use facial recognition to store more data.

    The drone, which is to provide as part of a military system for safety shows how far the research in this area is now, and military developments into our lives and affect our lives in the future.The Fraunhofer system called AMFIS, meaning something like "enlightenment with mobile and stationary sensors in the network", is neither the only nor the largest project that aims to violence or disaster alarm.More extensive is the EU research projectIndect, which has similar objectives.
    Image: Colourbox, infographics: N.Galle / FOL
    Everything is cross-linked

    The European Commission had announced the 15-million project, a consortium which was awarded around the University of Krakow's research mission.The development started in 2009 and is expected to last until 2013.Indect is just an abbreviation, announced it is a word monster: "Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment" - which translates as meaning "
    Intelligent information systems to support surveillance, search and acquisition for the safety of citizens in urban environments. "

    The developers rely on existing inventions, such as cameras, face recognition and conduct espionage or tools for PC and Internet.The new approach: All of this is now networked.

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