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All Techie Eyes On You In NYC

Wow, NYC is really getting techie tranformed! First with the NYPD purchased segways to patrol popular tourist areas, then they added touch-screen monitors to city cabs, and now they are introducing large surveillance cameras all over Manhattan! According to ABC News, the NYPD hopes to have 3,000 public and private security cameras to track terrorists and criminals. With night vision capabilities, tilt, zoom and rotate, these cameras don't come cheap as some of them cost a whopping $60,000. Cameras in other cities like London have proved to be beneficial, especially during the 2005 terrorist attacks where British officials were able to track the perpetrators with CCTV footage, and many other cities are using similar technologies. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think these cameras are an invasion of privacy?

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lisett lisett 10 years
1984
isahrangme isahrangme 10 years
Wow. I think it's great. I'd rather have my privacy violated a bit than have some terrorist or criminal walking around and getting away with things. I have nothing to hide...
hannahdahling hannahdahling 10 years
That makes me feel a little paranoid.
helenette helenette 10 years
wow
Supermom Supermom 10 years
I like it...my thought is if you are outside, what are you possibly doing that you would care if someone saw you/it. I feel safer knowing that the cameras are there.
Phil Phil 10 years
I think it's a great idea. It's not as if I'm doing anything especially private outside anyway. When the cameras are leering into my bedroom window then there's a problem. Otherwise, I welcome the extra facet of security.
princess_eab princess_eab 10 years
When I lived in England in a house owned by the university, there were cameras all over the perimeter. Honestly I felt safer at night with them there. I don't think this is a bad idea in NYC... I live in Brooklyn and I'm surprised they didn't do this right after 9/11.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 10 years
The London Big Brother scare stories have been everywhere on DIGG and it freaks me out more than makes me feel better that they're on the way to the US.
megmarmor megmarmor 10 years
Wow...where's the ACLU when you need them?
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Wow, hopefully they help cut the crime rate down.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
this is..um..interesting. but i nyc is a huge city so i think it's justifiable in a way.
sevendayrain sevendayrain 10 years
wow...but I do think that big major cities should have something like that.
razzlemoon razzlemoon 10 years
yikes, very big brotherish
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