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At around 4am, someone kept buzzing & buzzing the intercom. Everyone was at home so we ignored it.Then we heard heavy steps in the building. I found out just now that it was the police trying to get onto the roof. Apparently, their “gun detection” system was triggered in our area
I am just now hearing about “ShopStopper.” This combined with cameras I keep noticing on so many streets is pure what the fuck police fuckery. #NYC

NYPD will expand gun detection program called ShotSpotter to cover more parts of the city. h/t @rerutled

That article is about NYPD using ShotStopper in #Harlem, where I live.

So basically, there are microphones on rooftops, on light poles, etc, that pick up and record sound and send it to a server. WTF

I am clearly late to knowing about this ShotSpotter thing. But I DO KNOW about the multiple ways the state and the police and their “protect and serve” so easily and readily violate civil liberties. e.g. cameras all over #London for fuck’s sake.

So now I know.
Ask - I keep calling it ShotStopper. It’s SHOTSPOTTER.

I don’t use any of those “Alexa, turn my lights on/Sisi, is my dinner ready?” stuff because how the hell do we know they’re not recording and saving all that stuff.

Seriously, how do we know they’re not recording us?
In #Cairo, State Security tapped my phone and followed me. So I know what it’s like to be under surveillance. And here in #Harlem, police have microphones and cameras inn street corners, light poles and cameras.
So when we talk about facial recognition in #China we should also talk about microphones and cameras on street corners and rooftops and recognize the spectrum that connects us as citizens everywhere.

Fuck fascism.
ShotSpotter sensors can record voices h/t @jaykelly26
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