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daily link  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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