New Jersey cops turn citizens’ phones into surveillance devices – for their own good, of course

A New Jersey police department has unveiled technology that allows 911 operators to stream video from callers’ smartphones. Sounds like a good idea, at first – but where does the surveillance stop?

Gloucester Township Police’s new 911eye emergency dispatch system lets emergency service operators see video live-streamed from a caller’s phone, giving first responders an idea of what they’re getting into before anyone is sent to the scene. For now, the caller has to activate the livestream with a link sent by the 911 dispatcher, which allows operators to use the phone’s camera and microphone. But this is the first step down a very slippery slope.

www.rt.com/usa/467351-new-jersey-cops-carbyne-911eye/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

It would end up like this probably…

 

h/t keybored