Visa, the credit card network, is trying to buy financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion. The merger is bad for a number of reasons. First, it would allow a huge company with market share and a history of anti-competitive practices,… For now, the extension of the police ring systems deserves community support. Mike Diaz, a member of the Chula Vista, California City Council, where police are working with Ring, said the cameras could be an important protection for some local neighborhoods where residents are tired of managing crime. He is not concerned about the concerns he has heard about how the company is cooperating with the police in the hope of selling more cameras. „I am proud of this program and I believe we will continue to do so. If so, we put more resources into it,“ said Mr. Limp.
Asked what these additional resources bring, Limp said the company was actively working to get more police and firefighters to develop partnerships with the company. About a year ago, the police launched a registry in Vancouver, Washington. More than 120 cameras were recorded, said Kim Kapp, the ministry`s public democratic information coordinator. The inscription is kept on a tray on its server with residents information shared with the police: name, address, phone number and description of the camera. „If the police ask every citizen to put a camera on their door and access it, we could all back off,“ said Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, a law professor and author of „The Rise of Big Data Policing.“ The San Jose City Council in California set up a registry of cameras about a year ago. The city of Silicon Valley is divided into 10 districts. In the 9th arrondissement, Councillor Pam Foley wanted to go further and offer discounts to residents to buy cameras and share information with the police. Sgt. William Pickering, an officer with the Norfolk, Virginia Police Department, who works with Ring, compared the expansion of the system to the early DNA evidence in criminal matters – a significant ability unleashed by new technologies and helping police gain the upper hand. „The mission has always been to make the neighborhood safer,“ said Eric Kuhn, the general manager of Neighbors, Rings focused on the application of crime support. „We have been very successful in deterring crimes and solving crimes that would otherwise not be solved so quickly.“ Pickering said his agency was working with his lawyer to classify the 40 or so cameras Ring had given them as a legal gift.