Watch_Dogs: Real-Time Geotagged Data

#Privacy

Wed, Jul 9th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The beautiful yet creepy Watch_Dogs website demonstrates just how much information can be obtained for the cities of Berlin, London and Paris simply by legally pulling all publicly available online data, from the movement of transit, down to the exact location of a user tweeting.

In the video game Watch_Dogs, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system uses data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems,such as traffic,crime, power distribution and more...

This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. Huge amounts of data are collected and managed every day in our modern cities, and this data is available to anyone.

Watch_Dogs WeareData is the first website to gather publicly available data about Paris, London and Berlin, in one location. Each of the three towns is recreated on a 3D map, allowing the user to discover the data that organises and runs modern cities today, in real time. It also displays information about the inhabitants of these cities, via their social media activity.

What you will discover here are only facts and reality.

Watch_Dogs WeareData gathers available geolocated data in a non-exhaustive way: we only display the information for which we have been given the authorization by the sources. Yet, it is already a huge amount of data. You may even watch what other users are looking at on the website through Facebook connect.

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