School’s New Spy System Places Children Under Complete Surveillance
“Gunshot detectors” in classrooms surpass Big Brother in 1984 and the real East German Stasi
November 13, 2013
In a stinging similarity to the telescreens of 1984, schoolchildren will soon be monitored in real-time through surveillance sensors mounted inside the classrooms of a charter school in Oakland, California.
SST, Inc., a Bay Area technology firm, is currently installing its ShotSpotter “gunshot detector” system inside the school, which will allow the company’s employees to observe the classrooms through multiple computer screens, according to SF Gate.
“People who are in a position to know that it’s a real gunshot aren’t thinking about calling 911,” SST CEO Ralph Clark told the San Jose Mercury News. “They’re thinking about running for cover, hiding themselves.”
“The people who aren’t directly in harm’s way really don’t know whether it’s a gunshot or not.”
Yet as we reported back in August, these “gunshot detectors” are fully capable of recording conversations and are reportedly better at doing so than actually detecting gunshots.