An engineer has built a counter-surveillance tool on top of the hardware and software stack for Tesla vehicles:
It uses the existing video feeds created by Tesla’s Sentry Mode features and uses license plate and facial detection to determine if you are being followed.
Scout does all that in real-time and sends you notifications if it sees anything suspicious.Turn your Tesla into a CIA-like counter-surveillance tool with this hack
A video demonstration is embedded in the article.
This is a reminder that intelligent surveillance tools are going to be available at massive scale to even private citizens, not just the government. As governments track citizens, will citizens track government actors and individual police officers? What will we do with all of this data?