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The Future of Video Surveillance 38

Posted by timothy
from the you-will dept.
An anonymous reader writes ""In heavily monitored London, England...the average person is filmed by more than 300 cameras each day." Technology Review outlines what we can expect from the eye in the sky in the near future."
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The Future of Video Surveillance

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  • away around it all (Score:5, Informative)

    by Stinson (564450) <cancerouspete@co x . n et> on Monday March 17, 2003 @07:48PM (#5533008) Homepage Journal
    A group called the 'Institute for Applied Autonomy' [appliedautonomy.com] didn't like all the cameras in NYC, so they went around marking locations, and they have an online service called 'iSee' [appliedautonomy.com] What it does is allow you to click on a start point and a destination, and it will draw you a route that follows the least amount of cameras in new york city. It would be very useful if someone did the same for London
  • Trafic cameras (Score:3, Informative)

    by chrestomanci (558400) <david@chrestomanci.oELIOTrg minus poet> on Tuesday March 18, 2003 @10:46AM (#5536266)
    When I was driving to the office this moring, I was passing through a small village with a 50mph speed limit. The cops had setup a device with an iluminated sign that read as I passed "A123BCD - 47mph"

    I am assuming that it was only there as a deterent, and that the cops would not be sending out speeding tickets to those that where, but it sill bothers me that my licene plate was recorded when I was not speeding.

    I live in the UK BTW.

    * Not my real licence plate.
  • by Anonymous Brave Guy (457657) on Tuesday March 18, 2003 @11:12PM (#5541654)
    Actually the pictures taken by cameras for running red lights are oftentimes so bad that you cannot tell who's driving the car.

    Unfortunately, this is no longer necessarily the case. People in the UK were using the lack of personal identification as a defence to speeding charges. There are now a new breed of cameras found on our roads that face towards the driver rather than away precisely so that a clear facial image can be captured. If you think they can't clearly see you, try a web search for some of the driving sites, and check out some of the sample photos. But sit down first. :-)

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