Profile

Cover photo
lee colleton
1,910,241 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Howdy Internetazoids and welcome to another episode of ThoughtCrime Thursday!

Here's a link roundup of #SEAspy  camera coverage gleaned from seattleprivacy.org/press

Police surveillance cameras in Seattle:

They're up! https://www.thestranger.com/seattle/you-are-a-rogue-device/Content?oid=18143845

They're down! http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/11/12/the-seattle-police-department-disables-its-mesh-network-the-new-apparatus-capable-of-spying-on-you

They're not tracking y'all! http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/11/14/department-of-amplifications-aruba-would-like-to-clarify-a-few-things-about-its-wireless-mesh-network

But SPD can haz #FaceRec software http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-police-buy-facial-recognition-software-should-citizens-be-worried

People gather for a #hackathon  *to help SPD upload / redact* #bodycam  */* #dashcam  video* http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/lsquohackathonrsquo-asks-techies-to-aid-spd-on-sensitive-video-issues/

Industry players were there and I advocated w/ Adam Monsen and Phil Mocek for an #OpenSource solution http://www.geekwire.com/2014/seattle-police-hackathon-substantial-first-step/

SPD starts posting blurred video https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/09/seattle-police-posting-body-camera-footage-youtube-transparency

But then I noticed that ATF has installed at least 2 video cameras in the Central District http://www.kiro7.com/news/atf-confirms-it-installed-two-surveillance-cameras/28760196

Who knew that these cameras were being installed? Seattle City Light, at least https://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/08/06/22659062/22659062-the-mystery-of-the-central-district-surveillance-cameras

Brian Bennett sez their cameras are supporting an ongoing criminal investigation. Is this #WeedAndSeed  *to suppress competition for the now legalized* #marijuana  *business in Washington State?* http://crosscut.com/2015/08/atf-confirms-surveillance-cameras-installed-throughout-seattle/

The ACLU is "looking into it" http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/federal-agents-install-video-surveillance-cameras-in-seattle/

+KING 5 News *does a video spot* about "#privacy advocates being upset" but characterizes them as outsiders. Finds locals who are tough on crime and are pro-safety. Young Black men aren't so hot on being surveilled. "If you're doing the right thing, who cares if they're watching you?" Bruce Harrell says he didn't know about the cameras http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/federal-agents-install-video-surveillance-cameras-in-seattle/

Oh hey by the way we're tracking drivers by #ISM signals ( #Bluetooth / #WiFi ) but don't worry it's just for signal timing not for composing a full facial recognition #TRAPWIRE #TotalInformationAwareness scheme http://crosscut.com/2015/09/seattles-new-technology-tracks-how-we-drive/

We install extremely expensive and privacy-invading cameras to nab restaurant workers dumping grease instead of going after the restaurant owners or just giving them barrels for #biofuel feedstock collection http://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-utility-used-atf-cameras-to-nab-restaurant-workers-dumping-grease
2016 Jan-13 | KOMO 4: Seattle utility used ATF cameras to nab restaurant workers dumping grease 2015 Dec-10 | KIRO 7: Feds want Seattle test of gunshot detection system Sep-08 | Crosscut: Seattle installs new system to track individual drivers Aug-07 | KING 5: Mixed reaction to ATF surveillance cameras in Central District Aug-06 | …
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Google+​ recommended and trending posts as of midnight PST did not show any results for Alton Sterling who was murdered by Baton Rouge police over 8 hours ago.

At the time, this was the #1 trending topic on Twitter.

Systems matter.

Black Lives Matter.

Do. Better.

Screenshots: https://twitter.com/sleepylemur/status/750597841521938432
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey people who work at +Google​, please fix this bug with Docs on Android which triggers device vibration when a bluetooth mouse pointer moves across the app UI area. It makes editing with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard a very frustrating experience.

Video features a Nexus 5X, HP Touch to Pair Mouse and an Apple Wireless Keyboard
1
lee colleton's profile photo
2 comments
 
Same issue reported on XDA in 2014 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2683968
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
this is what deregulation looks like #throughglass
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
popped charging cover is the new popped collar #throughglass
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
cruise ship not on Shore power? #throughglass
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Gates Foundation Visitor's Center parking garage is managed by Seattle Center but has a non-standard price for one of its three electric car charging stations. All stations are required to have a flat $2 fee but one stations only costs $0.50
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
I charged my electric car for several hours at The Streamline tavern in Seattle with the owner's permission. I'd intended to only stay for an hour, but then I realized that my portable charging setup was broken because of a snapped ground prong and I'd not yet made repairs to the plug.

There are few public places to charge an electric car in Lower Queen Anne, so I'm grateful for this sort of opportunity. Maybe they'll put in a dedicated #EVSE instead of the through-window and under-table method I employed.
2
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
The driver of this vehicle did not yeild to pedestrians while making a right turn onto Broadway as they approached with a walk signal in a crosswalk. #throughglass #VisionZero
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
a new party. The beer and circuses party #throughglass
1
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
roots #throughglass
1
lee colleton's profile photo
Add a comment...

lee colleton

Shared publicly  - 
 
just had Seattle Police suggested I visit uncle Ike's #throughglass
1
Darcy Rubel's profile photolee colleton's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Darcy Rubel I was walking past and he asked about my Google Glass. Then he suggested that I visit the pot shop. I believe he was off-duty and working security for Ike. Having a cop suggest I patronize a recreational marijuana store is definitely a first for me.
Add a comment...
lee's Collections
No EV charging on offer. Hostile to people who ask to use the restroom. They sell liquor to people who are driving tho :-[
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Asked to charge my EV and they said "no" There's a spot with a standard 110-volt outlet with a non-blocking parking place near their sign. Also, Conoco-Phillips calls their rewards program "KickBack Points" which is a real mindjob.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
No EV charging.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Asked to charge my EV and they said no. They do have lots of liquor tho :-/
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
21 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Asked to charge my EV and they said "no" Plenty of space to install electric vehicle chargers and they'd be used especially by Lyft and Uber drivers which loiter here for Lower Queen Anne, Belltown, etc.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Asked if I could charge my EV and they said "no"
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Really great location but the management is horrible. They don't secure the doors or respond in a timely fashion to maintenance requests.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago