May 072012
 
 May 7, 2012  Surveillance

Surveillance cameras are now so powerful they are able to zoom in and read your text messages – leading to fears of further privacy intrusion by a ‘Big Brother’ style state.

As well as being advanced enough to close in on an individual’s phone screen, security cameras will soon be able to pick up on raised voices and sniff out drugs too.

The revelations were made at a privacy conference in Wellington, New Zealand, where it was also disclosed that the average person is digitally recorded about a dozen times a day.

So, do we have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” from this now that some courts have acknowledge that there really is some expectation of privacy in public spaces? If law enforcement can not use long-term warrantless GPS surveillance, what about this? And of course, what stops private investigators hired by your angry ex-spouse?

Read more on Daily Mail.

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