Big Brother is Live and Well in Chicago!

The Cubs’ hometown is also America’s most digitally surveilled city thanks to Operation Virtual Shield, which has access to more than 32,000 networked cameras.

The system tracks your face and many other things such as vehicle license plates…

The city of brotherly love and sanctuary for many has actually the biggest Big Brother foot print in the country!

Food for thought about privacy and liberty: 32K Surveillance Cameras Aim to Keep Chicago Safe or Collect Private Data For Other Uses? The operators of this massive public surveillance system are claiming: “Our cameras are used by different entities for different reasons.”

What are the different entities and what are the real reasons?

Footnote: If the camera surveillance systems promote safety and reduce crime, how come crime has not dropped in Chicago?