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Produced by the [[Blume Corporation]], '''<small>CT</small>OS''', or '''Central Operating System''', controls [[Chicago]]. The system is the fundamental weakness of the city, as it can be hacked into through the use of a chain of backdoor viruses and used as a weapon against the city and its inhabitants.
The CtOS (Central Operating System) is a massive computer system which controls the major electronic systems throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area. The OS processes the entirety of the information network, processing personal data, recording and storing the digital presence of it's citizens, and influencing political, intellectual, and general thought. The OS is controlled largely by private corporations and companies who aim to use the OS for their own gains and purposes, often using the information again their enemies and competitors. [[Aiden Pearce]] has access to the CtOS through the use of his Profiler, which allows him to manipulate and control the city's security system, safety web, and surveillance network.
 
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The <small>CT</small>OS also stores information on each inhabitant of the city in [[CtOS Control Center|control centers]] and gathers new information with the help of surveillance. Various control centers (data servers) are dotted around [[Chicago]], which can be taken control of, along with [[CtOS tower|<small>CT</small>OS towers]], allowing Aiden to access the information it stores and the mechanisms it controls. Various communication sites are placed between the centers, allowing for quick transfer of data over large distances. Though <small>CT</small>OS has reduced and is still reducing the overall crime levels of Chicago, that doesn't mean that the city i<span>s as protected as Blume says it is. <small>CT</small>OS is tied to a satellite which acts as a safety valve which can shut down the entire system if necessary. </span>
   
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==Controversy==
In [[Watch Dogs]], access to the CtOS will occur gradually, with basic hacking leading to greater access and yet more complex challenges. The CtOS system was originally designed and implemented by the [[Blume Corporation]] in 2011 following the major blackout of the American Northeast in 2003, which left over 55 million people in the dark, causing numerous deaths and injuries.
 
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One question that is frequently asked about the <small>CT</small>OS is: ''Who controls the system that controls Chicago?'' One negative that has been noted about the <small>CT</small>OS is that large businesses could use the data stored by <small>CT</small>OS to maximize profits. It has also been noted that control of the system could fall into the wrong hands, like those of hackers such as [[Aiden Pearce]], [[Damien Brenks]], and [[Defalt]].
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The fact that control of <small>CT</small>OS<small> </small> could fall into the wrong hands has clearly been brought to the public's attention by a hacking collective known as [[DedSec]]. The collective hacks into the system and misappropriates its abilities to use it for its own purposes, such as invasions of privacy or data collection, simultaneously emphasizing <small>CT</small>OS's great power and security flaws.
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==Systems controlled by the <small>CT</small>OS==
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*[[Blockers]] and [[Spikes|Road Spikes]]
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*[[Bridge Control|Bridge Access]]
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*[[Electricity grid|Electric Grid]]
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*Lights / [[Traffic Lights Control|Traffic Lights]]
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*The [[L Train]]
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*[[Rupture Pipe|Underground]] and [[Regulator|above-ground]] steam pipes
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*[[Crime Prediction System]]
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*[[Security Cameras]]
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*[[ATM Machine|ATMs]] / [[Bank account theft|Bank Accounts]]
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*TVs and Video Adverts
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*Citizens' Private Information
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* Cellular communications
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* Internet-connected devices
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* Facial Recognition
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* Power Transformers
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*Light Houses
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==ctOS 2.0==
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ctOS was upgraded to 2.0 at the end of Watch Dogs. This led to the events of [[Watch Dogs 2]]. After ctOS was completely crippled, Blume moved their chief development to Silicon Valley for further development. Tying into the power of the "Internet of Things", ctOS 2.0 quadrupled in power. Following revelations from Aiden Pearce through DedSec, activists and hackers have started to resist Blume and their ctOS scheme.
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==Trivia==
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*<small>CT</small>OS was upgraded to <small>CT</small>OS 2.0 with assumed upgraded security features after Aiden Pearce rebooted it.
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**<small>CT</small>OS was also said to be introduced to other cities.
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** The upgrade may also lead to a sequel game.
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*The ctOS is mentioned in an Easter Egg in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
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==See also==
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*http://chicago-ctos.com  - Official Blume Corporation site for the <small>CT</small>OS
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Latest revision as of 05:04, 21 December 2016

Produced by the Blume Corporation, CTOS, or Central Operating System, controls Chicago. The system is the fundamental weakness of the city, as it can be hacked into through the use of a chain of backdoor viruses and used as a weapon against the city and its inhabitants. The CTOS also stores information on each inhabitant of the city in control centers and gathers new information with the help of surveillance. Various control centers (data servers) are dotted around Chicago, which can be taken control of, along with CTOS towers, allowing Aiden to access the information it stores and the mechanisms it controls. Various communication sites are placed between the centers, allowing for quick transfer of data over large distances. Though CTOS has reduced and is still reducing the overall crime levels of Chicago, that doesn't mean that the city is as protected as Blume says it is. CTOS is tied to a satellite which acts as a safety valve which can shut down the entire system if necessary.

Controversy[]

One question that is frequently asked about the CTOS is: Who controls the system that controls Chicago? One negative that has been noted about the CTOS is that large businesses could use the data stored by CTOS to maximize profits. It has also been noted that control of the system could fall into the wrong hands, like those of hackers such as Aiden PearceDamien Brenks, and Defalt.

The fact that control of CTOS could fall into the wrong hands has clearly been brought to the public's attention by a hacking collective known as DedSec. The collective hacks into the system and misappropriates its abilities to use it for its own purposes, such as invasions of privacy or data collection, simultaneously emphasizing CTOS's great power and security flaws.

Systems controlled by the CTOS[]

ctOS 2.0[]

ctOS was upgraded to 2.0 at the end of Watch Dogs. This led to the events of Watch Dogs 2. After ctOS was completely crippled, Blume moved their chief development to Silicon Valley for further development. Tying into the power of the "Internet of Things", ctOS 2.0 quadrupled in power. Following revelations from Aiden Pearce through DedSec, activists and hackers have started to resist Blume and their ctOS scheme.

Trivia[]

  • CTOS was upgraded to CTOS 2.0 with assumed upgraded security features after Aiden Pearce rebooted it.
    • CTOS was also said to be introduced to other cities.
    • The upgrade may also lead to a sequel game.
  • The ctOS is mentioned in an Easter Egg in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

See also[]