Google patent could have nightmare implications for privacy, freedom of assembly
Paul Joseph Watson from Infowars.com has exposed that Google has filed a patent for identifying when a “mob” event takes place by detecting when a number of cellphone videos or photos are taken at one particular location with the intention of forwarding such information to' law enforcement authorities.' So imagine being on demonstration and a small group of people break away to do some direct action such as put super-glue the locks of an arms factory. It is easy to imagine 15 people will get excited and start recording the action via their smartphones. It shows up as a spike which Police can monitor takes to Google. They inform the most local cops and bang - the activists are pounced upon. So an effective non-violent protest gets people locked up thanks to Google.
“When there are at least a given number of video clips with similar time stamps and geolocation stamps uploaded to a repository, it is inferred that an event of interest has likely occurred, and a notification signal is transmitted (e.g., to a law enforcement agency, to a news organization, to a publisher of a periodical, to a public blog, etc.),” states US Patent #20140025755
The full patent reads as
Inferring events based on mob source video
US 20140025755 A1