If you weren't worried about Big Brother before, it's all right, Big Brother couldn't care less how you feel.

The Center for Investigative Reporting did an extensive feature about surveillance programs being used around the country. A program made by Persistent Surveillance Systems is in use in Compton, Calif., and is able to constantly watch pedestrians and drivers within a 25-mile radius. But "watch" is being used loosely here: the system can zoom-in, zoom-out, rewind footage, and follow specific figures around the city. The founder of the company calls it "a live version of Google Earth, only with TiVo capabilities," which sounds interesting until you realize you're what's on TV. Watch its capabilities starting around 6:30 in the above video. 


[via Center for Investigative Reporting]