Link of the Day: Big Brother is Watching You

Spy tech that ‘monitors conversations’ being launched in Europe: report | Raw Story

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:43 PM PDT

“Privacy rights advocates and civil liberties campaigners in Europe are raising the alarm about a new surveillance system that monitors conversations in public. The surveillance system, dubbed Sigard, has been installed in Dutch city centers, government offices and prisons, and a recent test-run of the technology in Coventry, England, has British civil rights experts worried that the right to privacy will disappear in efforts to fight street crime. The system’s manufacturer, Sound Intelligence, says it works by detecting aggression in speech patterns.”


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