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3) Laws must be broken for society to progress: A society which can enforce all of its laws will stop dead in its tracks. The mindset of “rounding up criminals is good for society” is a very dangerous one, for in hindsight, it may turn out that the criminals were the ones in the moral right. Less than a human lifetime ago, if you were born a homosexual, you were criminal from birth. If today’s surveillance level had existed in the 1950s and 60s, the lobby groups for sexual equality could never have formed; it would have been just a matter of rounding up the organized criminals (“and who could possibly object to fighting organized crime?”).
4) Four – Privacy is a basic human need: Implying that only the dishonest people have need of any privacy ignores a basic property of the human psyche, and sends a creepy message of strong discomfort. We have a fundamental need for privacy.
Or you are helping dis-advantaged home owners in the inner city fix plumbing in their house, many churches sponsor this.
storage of digital footage if ever needed becoming more and more common, where does it end. My wife is of the if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide opinion. It will be interesting if and what event happens that changes her position!
The idea of privacy for the pubic is evaporating, while those in public office are ever more secretive.
Another example, say you use a lot of electricity on an innocent reason. They can tell that and could inform the authorities that you are running a marijuana farm. ie. You have to explain just why are you using higher that normal electricity. It is a spy in your house on usage and as they have continual contact with it (down the mains line) they can do just what they want with your day to day usage but more worryingly, the past usage history.
If I am, I dunno, dancing around my house in my boxer shorts I am not doing anything wrong but I still don't want that spread all over the place.
Helps GM track a stolen vehicle or respond to an emergency like a tire blowout or air-bag deployment by way of an in-car monitoring system that records GPS data,
Black boxes no as of 2009
Almost all new cars come with an event data recorder, which is an electronic device connected to a variety of sensors around the vehicle both inside and outside. It can tell if a driver is wearing a seatbelt, or if the oil pressure is low, and in the event of a crash it will send a signal instructing the car's airbags to deploy. It also tracks the car's acceleration or deceleration and its speed in the seconds before a crash occurs. Such information is vital to crash investigators and commonly is used by insurance companies to determine who's at fault in a wreck