Coming to a city near you ….

TAFKAS stumbled upon this little information nugget this morning – Top Surveillance Cities.

Good to see Australia makes the table.  And as a Sydney sider, TAFKAS is impressed at how we beat Melbourne in another measure.  Not sure that this is a good thing in this case.

12.18 CCTV cameras per 1,000 people.  This bodes well for personal freedom.

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11 Responses to Coming to a city near you ….

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Maybe there’s a reason to wear masks after all?

  2. Shane says:

    The accuracy of recognition by these cameras alone is supposedly somewhere about 68% & higher.
    Your mobile phone though would be pinging the nearest tower & should help to lift that percentage.
    BTW, Jim Stone, an investigative journalist, has just blogged that MSM CCTV has published that the Chinese military is able to read the brainwaves of their soldiers via their high tech combat helmets & are thus ‘able to uphold their dignity’ by taking any appropriate action deemed necessary.

    Its a wonderful dystopic Scifi world what with the claims that the moderna vaccine has hijacking human & jellyfish mRNA & now this…

  3. Frank says:

    Pray for another Carrington event to kick off the outage that allows for a looting and revenge party.

  4. gavalanche says:

    cities were always gonna become panopticons….
    i guess we can see this whole maddening circus as signifying the dying of the old order – ie the pyramidal structure of control…hence why more and more extreme measures need to be taken to shore up its hegemony.
    basically people arent really intrested anymore –
    money? well that means shit if there’s nothing to buy
    fame? – psychological nightmare
    sex? – no such thing as a free lunch – ie not worth the hassle usually
    the achilles heel of arbitrary authority is ridicule.
    if we dont take authority seriously…it will cease to exist
    no matter how much it tries to scare us into submission,,,
    a brown eye for the cameras seems an appropriate response

  5. Mark M says:

    The Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) is gung ho with cameras.
    They also have retrofitted the top of parking signs with a plastic encased device with a small solar panel and aerial.

    Perhaps one could search what they are for, though you can bet your mined data they aren’t for your benefit or best interest.

  6. Baa Humbug says:

    Many of these cameras belong to private businesses and citizens.
    I’m not sure how much privacy one can demand while walking past the front of the local jewellery store.
    Or while approaching the priceless Opera House or London Tower.

  7. Baa Humbug says:

    Back in moderation?

  8. Bela Bartok says:

    How about we ask each LGA we live in to report on the number of CCTV cameras they have, their stated purpose for installing them, and actual figures that back up that assertion (ie if it’s to catch bad guys, what are the yoy stats for bad guys caught due to camera vision?)

    I suspect there would be absolutely no answer. I will try Sydney City (scoff) because they’ll be helpful!

  9. Baa Humbug says:

    Bela Bartok
    #3708628, posted on January 4, 2021 at 12:48 pm
    their stated purpose for installing them, and actual figures that back up that assertion (ie if it’s to catch bad guys, what are the yoy stats for bad guys caught due to camera vision?)

    If they say the cameras are for deterrence, then no crime of note in the area can be used as proof that the cameras work.

  10. maree says:

    We have hardly any surveillance in Newcastle, apart from a few streets in the CBD, because we are generally a well-behaved lot, and we got rid of our trains from elsewhere (including the Central Coast and Sydney).

    We also have no Covid. Newie is pretty much locals for locals.

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