Detailed 3D Mapping on the Horizon

Google’s Street View efforts caused all kinds of issues with people claiming privacy violations. While some of the pics are pixelated to reduce the chances of any one person or vehicle being recognized, the concerns are not over.  Apple and Google are now in competition. Both are working to increase the data available to viewers of their 3D services. That’s right. Apple is now in the mix. Two of the world’s most powerful consumer information technology companies are in competition with each other. This will lead to increasing pressure for the R&D department structures within each to develop more powerful delivery systems at lessor cost. At some point, the quality of the products will reach parity with each other, as other tech products do, and the end result will be imagery superior to today’s pics, with greater reach into your life, and greater access for those with an interest in it. The foundation for this next generation is in place and being built upon.

Google admits it has already sent planes over cities while Apple has acquired a firm using spy-in-the-sky technology that has been tested on at least 20 locations, including London.

Apple’s military-grade cameras are understood to be so powerful they could potentially see into homes through skylights and windows. The technology is similar to that used by intelligence agencies in identifying terrorist targets in Afghanistan.

The GPD (generally dumb public) is supposed to feel that their individual privacy concerns are as important to these “giants” as it is to them. What do you think about that? I’ll tell you what I think. Your “expectations of privacy” are not binding on private concerns or governmental agencies. If you want the knowledge of things to remain in your private domain of knowledge, you’ll need to rethink how your life is viewed or, rather, how your life can be watched without your consent or knowledge.

Apart from the electronic snooping carried on by any and all with the skills to do so (hackers, wire tappers, Id thieves, etc.), these devices are growing more and more present day-by-day.

  • cameras at stop lights and crossing lights, public building exteriors, street lights….
  • drones for law enforcement, private security firms, military contractors and military here in the US
  • GPS trackers used by law enforcement, private investigators, relatives and neighbors, burglars etc….
  • small covert cameras placed in specific locations for short periods of time
  • web-cams set up for entertainment with certain off-the-clock “duties”
  • public Wi-Fi network penetration, and personal home wireless security attacks
  • license plate identification electronics on police vehicles
  • airport body image scanners, and their biometric database creation capabilities
  • smart phone “location services” and those that have access to that data
  • intelligent grid electronics and their monitoring of personal home habits

To read more about the 3D Mapping Service story, go HERE.

Take note of your lifestyle and where it can be exploited without your knowledge. This is a new age, and you will have a hard time escaping it. Try to “blend in.”

Some ways to  conceal what you have from overhead eyes are:

  • netting (helpful for gardens with bird problems)
  • car ports
  • garages
  • outbuildings

For street level images

  • complain to the offending entity and have them pixelate your shots
  • make use of hedges and trees as barriers to camera shots
  • leave as little descriptive materials and vehicles out front as possible
  • store things around back, if you can
  • try no to stand out as different from other homes, farms, etc in the area

Some easy reading to pass the time…..





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