Surveillance Technologies Lead To Intrusion Into Your Private Life
After the 9/11 attacks the amount of surveillance cameras across the U.S rose drastically, by about 30 million in the past 10 years. We’ve already told you about the latest advancement in the field of surveillance technologies, such as Big Brother cameras, discerning potential criminals and the facial recognition technology for retail chains in Japan, analyzing customer behavior. Now there’re growing concerns in the society about breeches of individual privacy caused by the surveillance cameras, which can even zoom in and read your text messages from the phone screen. At the last year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand CCTV cameras focused in on the crowd of thousands to read the text message someone was sending. During the privacy conference in Wellington, New Zealand, it was announced that the average person is digitally recorded about a dozen times a day. Experts claim, that this question is highly disputable, cause on the one hand the camera’s ability to zoom in on texts would be helpful in preventing crimes, such as riots. However, on the other hand, the state gets a powerful tool to monitor our private lives in such way.