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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: alan1572 on August 02, 2010, 10:55:32 PM

Title: big brother IS watching
Post by: alan1572 on August 02, 2010, 10:55:32 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20012396-71.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

i'm not sure google earth was meant for this
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: spinner on August 02, 2010, 11:36:46 PM
I'm sure this is just the beginning of 'unintended consequences' of Google Earth.  ::)
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: Oldboy on August 03, 2010, 12:04:34 AM
I did hear a suggestion that councils over here where going to use Google to see how big any extentsions people made on there houses, as that would alter their rateable value.  :o
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: Jonathan on August 03, 2010, 07:53:39 AM
1. Some people broke the law
2. The council found a cheap way to make them pay

I can't honestly figure out what the story's about.

Just for fun anybody want to draft the alternative stories about
1. Council ignoring illegal building by the rich while slamming the poor
2. Council wasting $xxx on planes to look for infringers when they could just have Googled it
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: spinner on August 03, 2010, 12:36:04 PM
Let's not forget, we're talking about the U.S. here. Where anti-gov't intrusion is a religion of sorts. The writer is just playing to an existing audience.
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: chris@seary.com on August 08, 2010, 10:42:35 PM
Here's a great article on privacy and big brother:

http://metalifestream.com/wordpress/?p=1489

It also refers to one of my shots, which I find flattering but it would have been nice if they'd told me...
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: ABERS on August 08, 2010, 11:18:12 PM
I remember this from way back Chris. I think it was one of the first images I commented on when I joined Flickr or the old DCM site. At least they gave you an accreditation. Well done :tup:
Title: Re: big brother IS watching
Post by: anglefire on August 09, 2010, 01:19:52 PM
I'm not sure how many are aware, but many cars carry, effectively, a black box recorder. So, in the event of a crash, it is possible to determine speed, breaking, steering angles and all sorts of interesting stuff!

Not sure how much would be admissible as evidence in a court case, as I'm not sure how its stored.