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Crowdsourcing crime part II: the net has eyes

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… U.K is famous for is CCTV. These days the streets and shopping malls of London are heaving with surveillance cameras.

Nobody knows how many there are, but it’s generally agreed Britain is one of the most watched countries in the world. You have to wonder what this nation of polite tea-drinkers would do if they turned all the cameras off: loot Oxford Street? Storm Buckingham palace? Queue jump?

Okay, fun as laughing at the Brits is, I do have a point here. CCTV only works if …

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When knowledge is power

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… over the last six years (from a few hundred thousand to over 16m), actually facilitates the surveillance used by the Government to control free expression.

Yet, it is hard not to be optimistic about the future. Like the great walls of the actual world, governments’ virtual walls seem destined to crumble. In a world where knowledge is power, the information available on the internet (and systems, such as crowdsourcing, which allow this information to be used) will increasingly …