“NSA-style mass surveillance is enabling local police departments to gather vast quantities of sensitive information about each and every one of us in a way that was never previously possible.“ —Catherine Crump
This short talk is a compelling look at the debate between what Technology can do vs. what it should do.
I have installed and maintained systems for more than my fair share of surveillance equipment and I can say, without a doubt, that it is everywhere. I am reminded of the lyrics to the old Buffalo Springfield tune from 1967, For What It’s Worth.
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away
Until we get this sorted out, my best suggestion is to smile for the camera and don’t do anything that you wouldn’t want to see broadcast on the Six o’clock News.