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Poster: Alison OK Date: Nov 6, 2018 9:19am
Forum: news Subject: Electronic Frontier Foundation: Spot the Surveillance: A VR Experience for Keeping an Eye on Big Brother

Spot the Surveillance is a virtual reality (VR) experience that teaches people how to identify the various spying technologies that police may deploy in communities.

The user is placed in a 360-degree scene in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, where a young resident is in the middle of a police encounter. By looking up, down, and all around, you must identify a variety of surveillance technologies in the environment, including a body-worn camera, automated license plate readers, a drone, a mobile biometric device, and pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

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The current version is now being made publicly available for user testing, as part of the Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon festivities. An updated, stable version is expected to launch in April 2019.

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