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Do you think security cameras in public places invade your privacy?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
68% 479
Yes
 
28% 199
Not sure
 
3% 22
Total 700

Comments

Paul R Getto 2 years, 9 months ago

Don't want to be on camera? Don't go outside. This is a necessary part of modern life. Check out London's system sometime.

KevinBacon 2 years, 8 months ago

The idea of security cameras in select few public places, particularly in areas prone to crime, doesn't bother me so much. It's the precedent set by London that concerns me.

jaded 2 years, 8 months ago

If I wanted to live in Europe I would.

RoeDapple 2 years, 9 months ago

They wanna watch me? Ha! Fine with me, it's their boredom they gotta deal with.

By the way, 'ferret' type satellites, both US and Russian can photograph all of the earth 24/7 with views down to a few centimeters

"They lookin' atcha."

RoeDy's tinfoil hats still priced at a low, low $5.95. Discounts on purchases of 5 or more.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

I'd like to read the warranty on the tinfoil hats. They do work, don't they?

pace 2 years, 8 months ago

The extra value are they are antiques. I prefer the modern aluminum foil caps.

littlexav 2 years, 8 months ago

No, no, and no. "Ferret" satelittes are SIGINT or "listening" satellites, not photographic. And atmospheric distortion is simply too great to get that kind of resolution from space. The myth about reading the date on a dime on a sidewalk from space is just that - a myth. Expensive lenses and image processing software can only do so much.

rockchalker52 2 years, 9 months ago

They never photograph my good side. And fat, oh honey child, don't get me started! They add at least ten lbs to a fella. But the main thing is to watch for the ones that actually pan to follow you. That means you're on live & it's showtime!

deec 2 years, 8 months ago

That's when you put on a show. Start dancing and singing like in a musical. You used to be able to hold a conversation with yourself to get their attention, but now they just think you're on a cell phone. Silly walks work, too. Messing with the norms is great sport.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 9 months ago

If you want to watch me chasing nose goblins, knock yourself out.

JackMcKee 2 years, 8 months ago

There are some legitimate places and uses for security cameras. Some people put them up to satisfy their sick voyeuristic needs.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 8 months ago

I've read about a few people that got busted for that.

Christine Pennewell Davis 2 years, 8 months ago

Well I guess once you leave your own property you are in public and if you think about it it just says anything you do can be seen by anyone else who is watching camera or not. And with some neighbors they be all up in your business even when you are on your property so is there really any true privacy other than the bathroom and bedroom?

kernal 2 years, 8 months ago

There's never true privacy if you have a cat.

clubber1 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't like the idea of cameras everywhere, but I do see the need. What concerns me even more is a law Illinois is considering that makes it a felony to video tape police officers. What are they afraid of? If the people can be video taped why not the police? Some cops are more criminal than the criminals they arrest.

clubber1 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't like the idea of cameras everywhere, but I do see the need. What concerns me even more is a law Illinois is considering that makes it a felony to video tape police officers. What are they afraid of? If the people can be video taped why not the police? Some cops are more criminal than the criminals they arrest.

clubber1 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't like the idea of cameras everywhere, but I do see the need. What concerns me even more is a law Illinois is considering that makes it a felony to video tape police officers. What are they afraid of? If the people can be video taped why not the police? Some cops are more criminal than the criminals they arrest.

3up3down 2 years, 8 months ago

No fear of the camera. Got nothing to hide.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 8 months ago

Who's paying for this so called security? How is it making the "public place" safer?

acg 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't care for the cameras, either. But every time I see a news story about a kid that was grabbed by a sicko, or a young lady that was grabbed a sicko, or some grandma that was mugged by a sicko, and the cameras helped catch that sicko in some way, I think I can put up with them. Some times you have to put up with the BS--for the greater good.

patkindle 2 years, 8 months ago

since we are paying for them one way for the other i wish they wouold have a better quality most of the ones we see on the news are worse than worse if you are stupid enough to do something in public, you shouldnt be doing you deserve to be thrown in jail

Jean Robart 2 years, 8 months ago

If I were doing something that i wouldn't want caught on camera, I'll do it at home. If you don't want to be caught on camera, find another place to canoodle.

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