A business man named Jay Walker is set to revolutionize national security by placing web cams in, or close to the 47,000 power plants, airports and other “critical infrastructure facilities” in the US. The premise behind this is simple. Anyone from their home PCs can monitor these web cams, and if they spot “a potential attacker – a masked man trying to scale a power plant fence, or a van parked next to a reservoir”, they could alert security agents with the click of a mouse. Furthermore, “Walker envisions spotters getting up to $10 per hour, paid by the government agencies and companies that need protecting. He wants to sell USHomeGuard to the federal government for $1, then charge fees to run the system.”.
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