has made it his business to spot and map surveillance cameras in New York City. The goal of his research is to help New Yorkers gain a sense of how much of their lives - from a jog in the park to some secretive hand-holding - is actually being recorded by somebody.We're told he has six cats, so maybe we aren't supposed to take him seriously. He also runs a "Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tour (Scowt for short)." Somebody should make a documentary about him, but only if he's hilarious, which he probably isn't.
Should we feel some sympathy for the people with the job of watching through all of these cameras?
Watchers quickly tire of staring at empty street corners, the argument goes, and begin peeping at people, such as attractive women. A camera at a foreign consulate was found to have been trained on a nearby apartment, Mr. Brown said.Not quite the fearsome image of Big Brother, but, yeah, that's bad of them. A good angle for people who oppose survellance cameras in public places.
"The watchers get bored after 20 minutes," he said. "But they are working for seven hours, so they start amusing themselves."