Friday, May 04, 2012

Big Brother not that scary after all?

Surveillance cameras seem to be springing up everywhere in Switzerland. But who and what exactly are the electronic eyes watching?

Following the first study on the impact of public video surveillance in 12 European countries, security and police experts say people should not overestimate the technology, and dispel “big brother” fears.

The scene is familiar from television police dramas: A camera homing in on an individual in an anonymous crowd of people, the close-up of a face fills the screen. Police officers compare it with the computer profile of a wanted person and - bingo, they match!

In reality the technology has not quite reached this level of sophistication and lags behind the world of fiction. Full story...

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