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[liberationtech] RNC activist tracking or evasion of it? who is RNCCTV.COM?

Benjamin J Doherty benjamin at palantetech.com
Thu Aug 23 08:49:08 PDT 2012


Friends:

This came to my inbox this morning.

http://rncctv.com

> Tampa is watching you at the 2012 RNC
> Tampa has installed dozens of high-def CCTV cameras in advance of the 2012 RNC. The cameras are fairly easy to spot, but to save you the time we have canvassed the downtown area and mapped out the cameras. If you're using a mobile device we can show you the closest cameras to where you are and even where to look.
> 

It uses the Geolocation API to locate the user and place them on a map relative to the known location of tracking cameras.

However, it's not clear who is behind the site. Press reports name Jon Gales, who may be on the list but isn't identified on the site itself.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/tampa-man-releases-map-of-police-cameras-set-up-for-rnc/1246412

I haven't looked to see if the location of the user is sent to the site. I don't know if anyone has audited this tool.

(If he's on the list, hi Jon!)

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