The new stasi: or the sad polar opposite of the Kitty Genovese incident

This is from an article on Disinfo.com about a “service” called “Internet Eyes Limited.” Here’s the description:

In the autumn of 2009 Internet Eyes Limited hit the headlines when they announced their desire to launch a CCTV game that they were keen to claim was not a game. Private individuals would subscribe to private camera feeds connected to the internet and spy on people going about their business, with a cash prize each month for the person who reports the most infringements.

 

Goddamn people. I know the trite clich├ęd “Those who don’t understand history are doomed to repeat it” trope. Continue reading

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