Are these IOT cameras too?
Doing it on the cheap, selling for a bundle. No competent oversight, either from the Police Force or the hired companies.
In yet another example of absent security controls, troves of police body camera footage were left open to the world for anyone to siphon off, according to an infosec biz. Jasun Tate, CEO of Black Alchemy Solutions Group, told The Register on Monday he and his team had identified about a terabyte of officer body cam videos, …
Went through a jury trial where one bit of evidence was a near 3 hour body cam recording. Seems the jail's normal video system was out, so they fixed the magnetic body cam onto the interview room's metal door frame and carried on. This body cam loudly went BOOP-BOOP every two minutes (warning that you're being recorded), distressing a few with PTSD endlessly, both times we had to see the entire video.
As for your 'public' !!! The interview was a large part of the evidence in the child abuse case. Fuck yer dogma. The children suffered enough without your gloating over it.
You just compromised multiple convictions - whether by allowing witness intimidation for what they did/said, witnesses backing out because their claims are now open to the world, or by sheer vigiliante idiocy based on "what people think that guy actually must have done if he said that".
Record everything. Store everything. Make it available to the appropriate authorities on demand. That's it. Joe Bloggs doesn't need to see it - he just needs to know that it exists and it can be subpoenaed on demand in a court of law and that serious questions will be asked if it's not available for *any* reason (the UK police often have to drive their cars back to the station if they aren't compliant, e.g. blue lights aren't working properly, or if they have a uniform issue, etc... no reason you can't literally say "if your bodycam fails, you're automatically replaced and recalled to the station to get another working one").
That way all your "oh, that footage is missing", "oh, they've edited it out" concerns are gone, you can still request access to anything you think contains you and/or things about any incident that you're involved in (that a court says you should be able to see), witnesses get protection, and we don't get idiots thinking they are above the law.
Not a problem over here due to the 'difficulty' for a number of forces of actually getting the footage off the devices and on to their network... apart from all that footage they sell to TV companies for the emergency services version of 'You've Been Framed'
Don't bother trawling the dark web... try YouTube, iPlayer, All4, My5 and ITVhub
... why does this keep happening? This is basic stuff for anyone...
Although why should I be surprised? All the election commissions in this state failed a pentest organized by the state gov except mine and THAT was with a Win7 network without a server - since then I've installed a new server & locked down the Win7->Win10 installations. Note the county I take care of doesn't have the budget that the others have, but this ISN'T THAT DIFFICULT to stay secured. I just don't get it. Fucking idiots...
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