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Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 6 Dec 2018

Houses at the Santo Amaro slum in Rio de Janeiro. O Globo said it understood the drones included combat versions capable of firing weapons, which could be used for targeting gang members in hard-to-access favelas, or high-density slums. — AP

Houses at the Santo Amaro slum in Rio de Janeiro. O Globo said it understood the drones included combat versions capable of firing weapons, which could be used for targeting gang members in hard-to-access favelas, or high-density slums. — AP

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor, a far-right politician loyal to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. 

A tender to install 30,000 cameras will be launched soon, Wilson Witzel, who takes up the governorship of the southeast Brazilian state in January, told a media conference late Monday. 

   

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