Who's watching the watchers"? or "Who will guard the guardians"? (quis custodiet ispos custodes) have both been expressions that I have lately
felt seemed more and more appropriate, and have often used one or the other of them on and off over the recent years. So, when I saw the following
article which begins with the words, "Surveilling the surveillers..."I couldn't help but to relate to it, if only for the title. Anyway, I'm going
to go ahead and post an exerpt from it. I was kind of amused. Don't know if anyone else is or not, but here are the first couple of paragraphs:
SEATTLE -- Surveilling the surveillers. It's an idea that Number 6, the nameless hero of the classic British TV show The Prisoner, would have
In an attempt to establish equity in the world of surveillance, participants at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in Seattle this week
took to the streets to ferret out surveillance cameras and turn the tables on offensive eyes taking their picture.
Following wearable computing guru Steve Mann into a downtown Seattle shopping mall, about two dozen conference attendees, some of them armed with
handheld cameras, snapped photos of smoked-glass ceiling domes in Nordstrom and Gap stores, which may or may not have contained cameras.
If interested at all, the remainder of this article can be read at: www.wired.com...
I personally like their way of thinking. I mean, if we are under constant, unwanted surveillance, why shouldn't we put them under surveillance also.
Kind of petty, but, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander," right? Maybe some of their
secrets/personal business/or not so
personal business might even be unwittingly uncovered. Who knows?
ed. to "fix" link
[edit on 3-5-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]