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Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Use of surveillance cameras increasing: BBC has a short article on projected growth in cameras. Notes:
The UK is probably the most intensive user, with 2.5 million cameras in operation out of 25 million worldwide. The average UK citizen is caught on cameras 300 times a day.
Networked digital cameras record better, are cheaper, and are easier to install and maintain.
There is debate on whether they reduce crime, but they do reduce police costs, and it's thought their evidence increases guilty verdicts.
Some think insurance and safety concerns will lead to their presence in homes.
French nuclear reactors have public webcams to reassure citizens that the work going on is safe.
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