Path Of Least Surveillance

from the we-know-where-you've-been-and-where-you-are-going dept

As wireless carriers work on location-based services, privacy advocates are concerned about the ability of these systems to be used to track people’s movements. However, we hear very little about all the surveillance cameras popping up. New York City has at least 10,000 cameras – six per city block. It’s estimated that Londoners are photographed 300 times per day by security cameras. These cameras are installed with the best of intentions – to help track down criminals and terrorists – but, like any technology, it can be abused. I have nothing against being caught on film,
but I would like to know where I might be caught on film. In fact, maybe it would be cheaper and just as effective to put up signs warning people they are being photographed, than actually installing the cameras.

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