Oct 25th 2011

Company selling CCTV says CCTV is good : shock claim!

A survey published today by “advanced surveillance solutions” company Synetic has claimed that following this summer’s riots, public attitudes towards CCTV have warmed and people want to see more cameras on the streets. This is hardly surprising. As the police this week acknowledged, their response to the riots was fundamentally flawed by a lack of officers. As […]

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Sep 19th 2011

Big Brother is Watching You at Work- And Everywhere Else Too

We’ve learned several lessons from CCTV in recent weeks and the desired and actual effects of it on social behaviour.  This weekend, rugby player Mike Tindall was shown in a questionable situation on CCTV footage from a club in New Zealand.  Thousands of hours of CCTV footage during the UK riots have been scoured by […]

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Aug 17th 2011

Curfews and Consequences

Since the riots across the UK, there have been a number of suggestions as to how the police and the government could respond to resolve the issues still simmering on the surface and prevent them in the future.  Among these are limiting social media (which we’ve discussed at length here, here and here, among others), monitoring […]

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