Watch: Visual surveillance technology – The Hindu

A video on how Visual surveillance technology that help users monitor and identify people is becoming popular within homes.

Visual surveillance technology refers to all those devices that help users monitor and identify people. It includes cameras and facial recognition systems.

Offices and large residential complexes have been using CCTV cameras to monitor people but today, cameras within homes are also becoming increasingly popular.

Households are installing both outdoor and indoor security cameras. While outdoor cameras are used to recognise and keep a watch on visitors and passers-by, indoor cameras help in monitoring activities in separate rooms like baby rooms or for the elderly.

These cameras help ensure safety and they allow households to keep track of activities both outside and inside the houses.

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Cisco security warning: Patch Webex Teams for Windows and surveillance camera now

Cisco has released security updates for high-severity security flaws affecting Webex Teams for Windows, its Identity Services Engine, and Video Surveillance 8000 Series IP Cameras. 

In this month’s first round of security updates from Cisco, the most serious vulnerability addressed is a remote code-execution (RCE) and denial-of-service (DoS) bug affecting its Video Surveillance 8000 Series IP Cameras.

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-3544, has a severity rating of 8.8 out of 10, on par with similar RCE and DoS flaws it disclosed in August affecting the Video Surveillance 8000 Series IP Cameras. 

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Both sets of vulnerabilities were reported by Qian Chen of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team and both concern flaws in the Cisco Discovery Protocol, a Layer 2 or data link layer protocol in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking model. 

Similarly, both are due to “missing checks when an IP camera processes

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Twitter says monitoring service does not violate surveillance ban

Twitter said Tuesday a service that monitors tweets for police, alerting them to brewing social justice protests and more, does not break the platform’s ban on being used for surveillance.

Twitter defended letting the service, Dataminr, tap into the flow of public tweets to send alerts to police or other government agencies about plans for protests or civil disobedience, such as those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Twitter prohibits the use of our developer services for surveillance purposes. Period,” a spokesman for the San Francisco-based company said in reply to an AFP inquiry.

“We see a societal benefit in public Twitter data being used for news alerting, first responder support, and disaster relief.”

The stance provokes a debate as to what exactly constitutes surveillance.

Dataminr is a social media-monitoring service that uses artificial intelligence to comb platforms such as Twitter for user-determined keywords.

In recent months, Dataminr has

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Russian surveillance tech startup NtechLab nets $13M from sovereign wealth funds

NtechLab, a startup that helps analyze footage captured by Moscow’s 100,000 surveillance cameras, just closed an investment of more than 1RUB billion ($13 million) to further global expansion.

The five-year-old company sells software that recognizes faces, silhouettes and actions on videos. It’s able to do so on a vast scale in real time, allowing clients to react promptly to situations It’s a key “differentiator” of the company, co-founder Artem Kukharenko told TechCrunch.

“There could be systems which can process, for example, 100 cameras. When there are a lot of cameras in a city, [these systems] connect 100 cameras from one part of the city, then disconnect them and connect another hundred cameras in another part of the city, so it’s not so interesting,” he suggested.

The latest round, financed by Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, and an undisclosed sovereign wealth fund from the Middle East, certainly

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Video Surveillance Market Technology Advancement and Global Outlook 2020 to 2022

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Sep 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Market Insights Reports has published the obtainability of a new statistical data to its repository titled as, Video Surveillance Market. It provides the industry overview with market growth analysis with a historical & futuristic perspective for the following parameters; cost, revenue, demands, and supply data (as applicable). Furthermore, the report also sheds light on recent developments and technological platforms, in addition to distinctive tools, and methodologies that will help to propel the performance of industries.

Top Key Players in the Global Video Surveillance Market: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., Axis Communications AB, Panasonic Corporation, The Bosch Group (Bosch Security Systems Limited) and Other.

You can click on the link to get a copy of the sample report:

Video Surveillance Market Scope:

The report titled Global Video

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The State Of Mass Surveillance

Co-Founder and CEO of Startpage, the world’s most private search engine.

The U.S. Patriot Act, devised and enacted only weeks after 9/11 in 2001, has become a huge symbol of the massive expansion of government surveillance in the U.S. Twelve years later, in 2013, Edward Snowden’s release of National Security Agency (NSA) material was the first major revelation that the government could illegally, and possibly unconstitutionally, seize the private records of millions of individuals who had not been suspected of any wrongdoing, and had been hiding all of this from its citizens for 12 years. 

The history of mass surveillance in the U.S. runs deep. Examples include reports in 2013 from documents from Snowden detailing how the NSA is able to collect anyone’s personal data via cellphones, laptops, search history, Facebook, Skype and chatrooms. According to a report from the Guardian, all of this allows the NSA

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Klein event discusses surveillance, reminds us to be wary of Big Tech

In partnership with Rutgers, The Intercept held a live chat yesterday on the increasingly pressing issue of surveillance capitalism. The event was hosted by Naomi Klein, whose insightful work as both an author and filmmaker revolve around corporate globalization and capitalism. She is also the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers.

“Surveillance in an Era of Pandemic and Protest” also featured Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” (2019) and Harvard University professor, along with Simone Browne, author of “Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness” (2015) and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Klein kicked off the event with some alarming examples of state surveillance amid the racial justice protests that have followed since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Back in late May, four days after Floyd’s unjust killing, a Customs

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