Big Brother's eye on Vancouver
Two hazy figures are caught in a still photo beside a row of cut down trees. Does it look like these people are doing anything wrong? According to the City of Vancouver, the images caught by a one of Google’s Street View cameras that just happened to be in the area at the time when these trees were being removed, the big deal is that the camera also captured shots of the row of trees being allegedly, illegally cut down.
This has nothing to do with the illegal removal of trees in my eyes, what this is about is protection of our rights and freedoms... What will be next, pictures of a celebrity or a politician picking their nose or texting in a traffic cam or sidewalk camera?
As Google cameras zoom in on neighborhoods, streets, cities and rural areas all over the globe we try to be as welcoming to the new technology as possible. However, as more and more cases arise in which 'illegal' surveillance is used in law enforcement of things like city bylaws, people may also become more wary...
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