California Is Getting More Traffic Surveillance Cameras

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California Is Getting More Traffic Surveillance Cameras
California Is Getting More Traffic Surveillance Cameras

It’s no secret the Bay Area in Northern California has become a hotbed of criminal activity, especially the East Bay. That’s why some people are super excited about the state installing 480 Flock cameras that have resolution good enough to reportedly read the bumper sticker on a car that’s passing by.

Five suspects flee police in a C7 Corvette.

Surely this amazing technology will only be used for good, like busting all the violent criminals and catching car thieves. California Governor Gavin Newsom said at a press conference the cameras are “proven technology” which would be instrumental in catching those who break the law, as covered by ABC7 News Bay Area.


We’ve seen these cameras used elsewhere and while they have helped catch criminals, including car thieves, the technology is controversial. Not everyone loves increased government surveillance since they feel this could be used to track the movements of all citizens.

After all, in some parts of the country authorities are doing just that. If the artificial intelligence the government uses concludes your movements indicate you might be trafficking drugs or doing something else illegal, police will then pull you over.