Justin Case writes:
If you have an IP-enabled security camera, you can download some free, open-source software from GitHub and boom—you have a fully functional automated license plate reader, reports ArsTechnica .
Matt Hill, OpenALPR's founder, told Ars technica "I'm a big privacy advocate... now you've got LPR just in the hands of the government, which isn't a good thing."
Will "they" like it when "we" have a crowdsourced database of where and when congressmen, judges and cops go throughout their work day?
Does this level the playing field? Open yet another can of worms? Both?
No, it wouldn't, IF we made the politicians (law makers) and executives (pay the politicians to make their laws) live in a fish bowl. When a politician CAN'T get away to a private bathroom stall to test "a wide stance" with a random dude, when a politician CAN'T get away with a little vaykay with a Congressional Page, when an executive cannot make a single statement without social media fallout, brand tarnishing etc. you will see change so fast your head will spin .
The answer is to make them live as transparently as they're forcing us to. Only we can live with the transparency. They'll die in a week when exposed to the sunlight.
This is an extremely good idea, but I would want triggers in the system to track "dedicated targets". Just like the no-fly list being secretive and difficult to get delisted from, the public list of targets we monitor (to give them 0% privacy in life) all trigger multiple, random, and nearly automated information feeds. Want to "follow" the sex lives of your politicians? You can now! You want to know the second they arrive at a Target so you can approach them and ask random appropriation committee questions? You can NOW!
Bwahahahahah..... This is the best idea since sliced bread. Make all those assholes live in a fish bowl for every second they deny and attack our privacy. Make them live the wisdom of "be careful what you ask for, you might get it". I positively just know that we would see astounding reductions in corporate crime, political corruption, bribery, etc. the moment we engaged in a mass 1% surveillance system.
Fuck surveillance on the 99%! Do it to the 1% and see what crimes we could stop.