Microsoft Develops Vast Surveillance System to Track People

Isn't it schizophrenic that a company that wants you to think of it as pro-consumer due to its Google attack ads and Do Not Track by default initiative has now developed a vast surveillance system to track people? It's called the Domain Awareness System and it incorporates more than 3,500 cameras in public places, license-plate readers, fixed and portable radiation detectors, real-time alerts transmitted from the 911 emergency system and a trove of Police Department data, including arrests and parking summonses. The system costs about 30 million dollars and will first be deployed in New York City. Other cities have also expressed interest.

So in the end, while they may not want to track your browsing, they sure would like to track your human ass. Google should really go to town with these hypocrites.