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Will Microsoft’s Police Surveillance System Violate Your Privacy?

The Microsoft-powered police surveillance system being installed in New York City is an impressive bit of innovation… The system, dubbed the Domain Awareness System (DAS), sounds like science fiction: Part Minority Report, part 1984. It connects thousands of security cameras in the city owned by the NYPD and private businesses, collecting and archiving up to 30 days worth of their archival footage at a time.