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Bloomberg: CCTV, Drones Will Be Everywhere

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March 25, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that within the next five years, “We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy,” the New York Daily News reports. He noted that cameras and drones will soon be present within the city. “You wait; in five years, the technology is getting better,” he said, suggesting there will “be cameras everyplace…whether you like it or not.” The New York Civil Liberties Union has documented approximately 2,400 public cameras in Manhattan. “It’s scary,” Bloomberg said. “But what’s the difference whether the drone is up in the air or on the building?” He added, “People are working” on facial recognition software for the cameras as well. “It’s just we’re going into a different world, unchartered.”
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