October 06, 2010

Crowdsourced surveillance

The gnomes are watchingSpying on people for fun and profit - I blog about crowdsourced surveillance.

I wonder if people would be less worried if this was an open source, free project open to anybody to participate in? The integrity aspects would be the same (in fact, likely worse) yet the thing that really seems creepy is that someone makes money from it. But imagine having 4chan's /b/ monitoring the world...

However, we should remember that crowdsourced surveillance is exactly what we should desire for our government and other concentrations of power. They should not resist this if they have nothing to hide.

Posted by Anders3 at October 6, 2010 12:49 PM