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  •  Way too expensive to fit or retrofit cameras (1+ / 0-)
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    rlochow

    with that sort of technology. We're talking millions of cameras, each surveying up to dozens or hundreds of faces at any given time. This needs to be done offsite and offline. It can be done, but at massive expense with questionable purpose. Plus, it's just damn creepy. I hope it never works.

    •  They do have to retrofit. People but new phones, (1+ / 0-)
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      nchristine

      computers cars and TV's all the time.

      Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

      by StrayCat on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:33:48 AM PDT

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      •  they do Not have to retrofit (0+ / 0-)

        Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

        by StrayCat on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:34:23 AM PDT

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      •  Is there any evidence that they're doing this (0+ / 0-)

        as opposed to can do this, in theory, and as opposed to doing it with public cams? Even I find it hard to believe that they're spying on us en masse via our phones and baby monitors, even though they're technically capable of it.

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