>From: Spike Jones <email@example.com>
>Regarding those cameras going up all over the place in intersections
>to catch red light runners: seems to me its only a software change
>to allow anyone with access to turn on their MikeTracker, follow
>you everywhere. I [and I think Zero] suggest we set those cameras to
>a website so that anyone who wants can track anyone they want.
>Again, there are winners and losers, but as it is now, only the
>government could even theoretically have a SpikeTracker. spike
Right. What my opposition seems not to realize is that the government
*already* has the ability to conduct surveillance on us. In my city there
are cameras on all the freeways and almost all the intersections. The cops
can get a warrant behind my back and tap my telephone and intercept my
email. They have thermal vision devices that can track my movement inside
my home while they are out in the street. In some cities microphones are
being installed on grids throughout the city to listen for and pinpoint
gunshots. These same mics might one day be used to listen in on your
private conversations as well. There are spy satellites right now in the
sky that can show what color shirt you are wearing.
So really all I'm asking for is the ability to look back at them. Funny
thing is that these guys who would deny me the right to keep an eye on my
government like that probably think of themselves as libertarians!
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