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Troy signs contract with vendor to update surveillance cameras

troy signs contract with vendor to update surveillance cameras

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After months of an uptick in gun violence in Troy. The city is moving forward with it’s plan to update city surveillance cameras.

Earlier this month, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden signed with a vendor company called Eclipse Network Solutions. Troy City Council President Carmella Montella says as of last night, they are one step closer.

“In our Troy City Council 2021 budget meeting, Troy Police Chief Brian Owens updated us that the contract has been signed,” said Mantello.

One hundred twenty cameras will be placed in an expanded area for video usage only. They will not have license plate or facial recognition capability. They will have the ability to operate remotely while the current cameras are being fixed.

Eclipse Network Solutions’ bid includes both servers and storage separate from the city’s current network.

Troy Deputy Director of Public Information John Salka says it’s more important than ever to have to these cameras be used a resource to deter crime.  

“They are one tool in the Troy Police Department’s tool box when they investigate crimes,” said he.

“It can track down a suspect whether it be a tattoo or a sneaker. Whatever it is …

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A White House Advisor was Involved in Surveillance of Protesters

a white house advisor was involved in surveillance of protesters

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The Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Last month, The Nation reported that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) accessed Portland protesters’ phones, spurring a response from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Since then, Congress’s investigation has sought the testimony of more high-ranking federal officials than previously known—including a former White House staffer.

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At a closed hearing before the House Intelligence Committee this September, Bryan Pendleton, a high-ranking official in DHS’s intelligence division, testified about …

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UNH testing campus sewage as part of virus surveillance

unh testing campus sewage as part of virus surveillance

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The University of New Hampshire is testing sewage on campus as part of its surveillance for the coronavirus.

The sampling will be used in addition to twice-weekly nasal tests.

“Sewage sampling can be a valuable surveillance tool because it can provide an early warning to possible infection hot spots on campus and help identify areas where the virus may be present but not detected in individuals because they aren’t showing symptoms,” said Paula Mouser, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Traces of the virus’s genetic material can be found in human sewage. The samples will be taken from manholes, each representing wastewater from a grouping of two to five dorms.

There are 10 residence hall groups being tested, representing 4,400 students.

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A North Country restaurant has closed for a deep cleaning after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

“We could stay open, but for safety reasons we are just going to shut down for a couple of weeks and clean and give the staff a chance to self-monitor,” Rick Nadig, owner of the Black Bear Tavern Sports and Restaurant in Colebrook, told the Caledonian-Record on Monday.

Nadig, who has over 20 staffers, said state health officials recommend that anyone …

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US charges 8 in alleged Chinese surveillance effort in US

us charges 8 in alleged chinese surveillance effort in us

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with participating in a covert effort on behalf of the Chinese government that aimed to locate Chinese dissidents and others in the U.S. who were wanted by Beijing. The effort sought to coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday. The arrests are among a series of recent actions the Trump administration has taken against China, a country President Donald Trump regards as a prime adversary. In July, for instance, the Justice Department charged hackers working with the Chinese government with targeting firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus.

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CIA impeachment whistleblower forced to live under surveillance due

cia impeachment whistleblower forced to live under surveillance due

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The CIA analyst who was the whistleblower in President Trump Donald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE’s impeachment case was forced to live under strict security measures after receiving multiple threats, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.The Post reported that the CIA’s Security Protective Service implemented the measures after they noticed violent threats on the internet every time the president mentioned the whistleblower, who has not been identified by the government.Officials said the threats increased when Trump tweeted about the analyst. The president’s allies also sought to reveal the person’s identify, with Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul rips ‘leftwing media’ for focusing on COVID-19 cases: ‘Mortality rates are plummeting’ Rand Paul suggests restaurants should hire COVID-19 survivors as servers during pandemic Two Loeffler staffers test positive for COVID-19 MORE (R- Ky.), for instance, reading the name of the alleged whistleblower during the impeachment trial. ADVERTISEMENTTop lawmakers throughout the impeachment process stressed the need to protect the identify of the whistleblower, whose complaint alleged that …

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Deputies ask for help identifying people from surveillance photos as investigation into interstate shooting continues

deputies ask for help identifying people from surveillance photos as investigation into interstate shooting continues

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) – Buncombe County deputies have asked for help identifying several people seen in surveillance photos who may be connected to a shooting that happened along I-26.Deputies said shots were fired into a car on I-26 West near Long Shoals Road on October 4.On Thursday, deputies released the following photos and asked for help identifying the people pictured therein:







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Police release surveillance images showing suspects after string of DC pharmacy burglaries

police release surveillance images showing suspects after string of dc pharmacy burglaries

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WASHINGTON – Authorities have released surveillance images of suspects after several D.C. pharmacies were broken into early Tuesday morning. Police release surveillance images showing suspects after string of DC pharmacy burglaries Authorities have released surveillance images of suspects after several D.C. pharmacies were broken into early Tuesday morning. Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather Police say three pharmacies were burglarized between 12:55 a.m. and 1:06 a.m. on October 27. Officers say suspects forcibly entered the North Capitol Street Pharmacy in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, the Apex Pharmacy in the 200 block of Michigan Avenue and the Cathedral Pharmacy in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, stole property and fled the scenes. Advertisement Investigators released video and images from the North Capitol Street Pharmacy incident showing three suspects all dressed in black with their faces covered.Anyone with information should contact police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

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Aireon Expands Global Aviation Data Services

aireon expands global aviation data services

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AireonINSIGHTS, AireonSTREAM and AireonFLOW unlock the power of Aireon’s ATS surveillance data for broader ATM use
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aireon LLC (Aireon) announced the launch of three new commercial data products: AireonFLOW™, AireonINSIGHTS™ and AireonSTREAM™. These products aim to provide unique solutions to stakeholders in the aviation industry and beyond—significantly expanding the use cases of Aireon’s high-fidelity, Air Traffic Services (ATS) surveillance-grade data to a global audience.
This announcement marks the first time Aireon’s global dataset will be available beyond its traditional ATS surveillance enhancement application from Aireon directly, a move that will offer exciting and innovative solutions to the broader Air Traffic Management (ATM) industry and beyond.
“This is an exciting next step for Aireon in our mission to expand the implementation of single-source, high-fidelity data to a global audience,” says Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon. “Since the Aireon system went live in 2018, our space-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance data has provided the first-ever solution for surveillance of aircraft in real time, anywhere on earth. With our new commercial products, we can leverage that data to help provide innovative solutions to challenges in aviation, across air traffic flow management, aircraft operations and more.”
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Varoufakis Testifies He Was Under Surveillance For Supporting Assange

varoufakis testifies he was under surveillance for supporting assange

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Greek former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed on Tuesday he was under surveillance by private company UC Global, which was spying on Julian Assange during his stay in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
Varoufakis, who testified through a teleconference hosted in Greek courts, as a witness for the prosecution against UC Global, said that the Spanish prosecutors, who are conducting the investigation against the company, have in their possession piles of his personal data.
He added that he has seen some of the illegally obtained data, which include video recordings, documents, recordings of his conversations with Julian Assange, “even my wife’s passport”, he told The Press Project.
The company in question had a contract with US authorities and is being investigated for potential violations of rights of Varoufakis and other visitors of Julian Assange.
More specifically, the investigation is focusing on the illegal video and sound recording of private conversations between Varoufakis and Assange that were secretly obtained by the security agency.
It also pertains to the illegal collection of copies of Varoufakis’ passport, as well as the contents of his mobile — all of which was transmitted from UC Global to the US government.
Varoufakis told The Press …

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