No reason to feel paranoid. Nosiree.
I just received this from Constant Reader in an email:
—So if you think you can hide in a crowd, forget it. Big brother will find you.
THIS IS HOW THE POLICE CAN NOW IDENTIFY RIOTERS & TROUBLE MAKERS USING HIGH DEFINITION ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. DON’T THINK OF HIDING YOURSELF AMONGST THOUSANDS………….
YOU CAN BE VERY EASILY DETECTED & IDENTIFIED.
Using the same technology as Google Earth to track you, be warned it will be most difficult to lose yourself in any crowd.
Put your cursor anywhere in the crowd and double-click a couple of times [or use the magnifying slider at the upper left---I found that easier - LG].
To further help with image, use the scroll button in the centre of your mouse.
Zero in on any one specific single face.. The clarity is incredible..
You can see perfectly the faces of every single individual – and there were thousands.
Just think what the police and the military have at their disposal.
And they can throw you in prison, keep you as long as they like, move you around as they like, all without giving any reason whatsoever: national security.
But I’m sure there’s no reason to worry. Let the CIA work with the NYPD to set up a secret security-police effort. They can be trusted, surely. [Good job we can trust them since many of the laws they'll be enforcing are secret and not known to the public or indeed to Congress. So you can be thrown into prison now in the US for breaking secret laws. Has anyone started office pools on when the first "disappearances" are reported? - LG]
UPDATE: And, of course, if you screen-clip any photo of a face, I bet your photo editor could very quickly sharpen up the image.
UPDATE 2: Well, I gave it a go. I zoomed in on more or less the middle of the crowd and picked out this guy:
Unfortunately, iPhoto doesn’t have anything that I found that can sharpen the focus, as it were.