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Smart phones used to track writers in LA


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I think I posted something about that in the boredom project thread.

There is also a wild technique that is being used these days using satellites

(this sounds so absurd) to identify people via their gate and even shadow.

Tie this in with street cameras, smart phones, geolocation, etc. and it's

fucking insane.

 

 

Here's a howto

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-infrared-mask-hide-your-face-from-cameras-201280/

 

China is developing smart pads that can identify a person by the gait of their walk, foot size, weight, etc.

 

Some fairly obvious ways of defeating this, of course.

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China is developing smart pads that can identify a person by the gait of their walk, foot size, weight, etc.

 

Some fairly obvious ways of defeating this, of course.

 

 

I read the other day that China is up and coming in their technological innovations.

Too bad that it all breaks after a week.

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this wouldnt work in boston dudes change names like nobodys business around here. anyway heads forget the simple fact that its extremely hard to prove you did something without being caught red handed.

 

 

keep your mouth shut

claim bite

deny

???????

probation

 

though i agree with your sentiments about keeping your mouth shut and NEVER speak without a lawyer

this HAS been used to take down writers in boston for a fact. that and a GPS in a rental car. if you can afford a GOOD lawyer all this is circumstantial evidence but it holds water none the less... in most cases writers cant afford 10-20k on a GOOD lawer so this type of thing WILL convict most. also once you are suspected of a crime they can and will go into your phone records and use your signal or gps on your blackberry or iphone and use all that info to prove you were in the yard or area of said transit hit...

 

im not sure at all how this LA article is anything new and relates to them using much iller tactics like the ones i just mentioned but i figured i would post cuz im on a plane for another 4hrs...

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Or just don't take it with you...if you get hemmed up the cops will turn it on and look through it, which can open up all sorts of other fun avenues depending on what type of shit is stored...

 

Granted, not having your phone can cause issues if you run into trouble, but if you're that paranoid about being tracked in the first place you may as well leave it.

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Or just don't take it with you...if you get hemmed up the cops will turn it on and look through it, which can open up all sorts of other fun avenues depending on what type of shit is stored...

 

Granted, not having your phone can cause issues if you run into trouble, but if you're that paranoid about being tracked in the first place you may as well leave it.

 

 

Best solution is to have your first pic a black image with "no pictures found" or whatever your phone says when no pics are there.

 

Also, remove the battery. That way GPS is off. Unless you have a smartphone that you can't take the battery out of...that sucks.

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California gargles balls on a lot of their criminal penalties...3 strike system for instance, shoplift a couple hundred bucks worth of stuff three times, uh oh, prison for life!

 

The shoplifting thing only applies if the two prior convictions were for violent or "serious" charges. Quotes because I don't know how the state makes the call, but I'm pretty sure low value grand theft (i.e., most shoplifting cases) doesn't qualify.

 

Isn't a 3 month sentence standard in Cali for Graff?

 

Every now and then some judge will get a wild hair up his ass and make an example out of some poor schmuck, but a lot of cases get dropped. It's like anywhere else...if there's money available for the DA to prosecute every little thing, they will. Since Oakland is operating on a triage system where they won't even dispatch the cops unless it's a violent crime, you run a greater risk of getting your ass kicked by a property owner then catching a case.

 

For a 'liberal' state they seem pretty vicious towards their criminal element, even if it's a non-violent crime (gr4ffin'.)

 

We are NOT a liberal state...with the exception of the northern coast (Humboldt and Mendocino), once you get away from the large cities you might as well be in the Midwest.

 

Also, Southern California is way more conservative than Northern California and has a third more people.

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Hmm, I was under the impression that any three felonies could land you with life...could have sworn I was reading an article about someone who had three felony convictions for theft (no violence involved) that got hit with a life sentence.

 

Not sure though, you'd probably know better than me, it being your state and all.

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was..

 

Main article: California Proposition 36 (2000)

 

On November 7, 2000, 60.8% of the state's voters supported an amendment to the statute (offered in Proposition 36) that scaled it back by providing for drug treatment instead of life in prison for most of those convicted of possessing drugs after the amendment went into effect.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_strikes_law

 

though,some places still hold the rule.

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the city i work for has been using a similar program for years now. the city has supposedly gotten alot of money from it when people get busted. but if you add in the contract costs, court costs, im not sure if they even make their nut. considering most writers they bust dont work and is mostly gangs.

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Peep this:

 

Las Vegas has extended this concept to civilian cell phone hero's now.

Download their graffiti app (iphone and droid), take a geotagged photo.

The photo goes straight to their database then two things happen.

Buff squad comes to buff automatically and the VS has the photo stored.

 

Okay, I know this is off-topic, but I was just thinking how funny it would be if someone download that app and took a picture of their ass. Just a whole load of photos of ass and balls.

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Smart phones used to track graffiti vandals in Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Law enforcement agencies are now using smart phones to track and arrest graffiti vandals in Los Angeles, a newspaper report said on Saturday.

The graffiti-tracking program, spearheaded by the Tracking and Automated Graffiti Removal System, or TAGRS, allows graffiti- cleaning crews equipped with smart phones to photograph the markings and upload them to a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) database, the Los Angeles Times said.

The photos are used to gather evidence for prosecution and restitution, the paper quoted city officials as saying.

Once the graffiti suspects' identities are discovered, the information is added to the TAGRS database and may eventually uncover incidents involving the same suspects, the paper said.

The LAPD launched a pilot project in 2009 in Van Nuys near Los Angeles, modeling its version on one run by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, according to the report.

The program is now anchored at four LAPD stations, Van Nuys, Hollenbeck, Central and Harbor, said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's spokeswoman Casey Hernandez.

Los Angeles spends about 10 million dollars a year cleaning up graffiti, Hernandez said.

 

 

 

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-03/06/c_13763077.htm

 

They used to do this with regular cameras.

Even more so after digital cameras came out.

And you don't have to have a smart phone for it to have a camera.

 

Come on Casek, I thought you were gonna say they were connecting the dots (graffiti) with "backtraces" of peoples GPS movements of their smart phones or some shit.

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