Welcome to e.Woke #17!
This week, we examine how the surveillance state is being supported in a variety of ways – from locally here in Albuquerque to Apple’s App Store. Also, we have a Roomba update!
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ABQ Launches Security Camera Mapping System
Outside of a gas station, Albuquerque’s Mayor Berry announced the newest initiative to fighting crime: the Security Camera Analytical Network. It’s an online database that will hold the livestreams of both businesses and residential security cameras all in one place. (via The Albuquerque Journal)
Apple Removes All VPN Apps From Its Chinese App Store
VPNs are Virtual Private Networks, allowing users secure, personal internet connections. In China, VPNs are seen as a threat to their censorship of the internet, so they’ve banned them. Apple took a bad step this week by removing some of the VPN apps from their App Store. If you need help deciphering what this all means, you can also read more here. (via The New York Times)
Roomba CEO Swears That He Will Never Sell Maps of Users’ Homes, So Help Him God
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