"As data collection grows in scale, smart cities could become surveillance states in no time."
"This frightening boost of capital to the surveillance state comes on top of $631 million in Centers for Disease Control funding for contact tracing tucked into the recently-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Another $75 billion in proposed contact-tracing spending has been folded into in the House Democrats’ second stimulus bill, known as the HEROES Act."
One panel discussion in particular caught my eye. The discussion titled "Building Fusion Centers And Combatting Evolving Threats" by Anil Markose, Senior VP for Booz Allan Hamilton, is designed to promote Homeland Security's Fusion Centers and the spread of biometrics to track people of interest.