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GE, Intel, ATT... Deploying Surveillance Cities In Your Country


General Electric will put cameras, microphones, and sensors on 3,200
street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale
use of "smart city" tools GE says can help monitor traffic and
pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns. Based on
technology from GE's Current division, Intel and AT&T, the system will
use sensing nodes on light poles to locate gunshots, estimate crowd
sizes, check vehicle speeds and other tasks, GE and the city said on
Wednesday. The city will provide the data to entrepreneurs and
students to develop applications. Companies expect a growing market
for such systems as cities seek better data to plan and run their
operations. San Diego is a test of "Internet of things" technology
that GE Current provides for commercial buildings and industrial