The large number of surveillance cameras in
The large number of surveillance cameras in London may help identify the bombing suspects. "In all, there are at least 500,000 cameras in the city, and one study showed that in a single day a person could expect to be filmed 300 times."
On a trip to Chicago I was struck by how the urban landscape has changed...slowly almost imperceptible...but still changed since 911-2001. Out front of most of the larger buildings...open areas have become filled with steel barriers so cars cannot crash into them with bombs. I had to make a call in the Sears Tower and the whole front of the structure was closed off by these steel walls.
I suppose this is the price we pay for security. But when does it cross the line? Such a difficult question...I have a hard time answering it but in my gut...I know the the loss of privacy is wrong...Have I...have we... given up that right for security?
The banner of Shakespeare was just above the steel pylons...sort of makes one wonder who old "Bill" is looking at...I think it is us.
What are your thoughts on privacy vs security?