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Rex Dixon – Professional BlogCaster

IBM going to watch the border

Posted by rexdixon on November 7, 2006

Big Blue just announced today that it’s begun IBM logoselling the “Smart Surveillance System,” or S3. According to Reuters, the new system is able to record video feeds and the analyze the information gathered, sounding an alarm when it “identifies suspicious activity.” CNET also reports that IBM is in talks with the federal government to put an S3 along the US-Mexico border. According to IBM, the Feds are “doing backflips” every time they see the S3, which apparently can index and search videos based on specific objects and/or actions.

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