SEATTLE -- Surveilling the surveillers. It's an idea that Number 6,
the nameless hero of the classic British TV show The Prisoner, would
In an attempt to establish equity in the world of surveillance,
participants at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in
Seattle this week took to the streets to ferret out surveillance
cameras and turn the tables on offensive eyes taking their picture.
Following wearable computing guru Steve Mann into a downtown Seattle
shopping mall, about two dozen conference attendees, some of them
armed with handheld cameras, snapped photos of smoked-glass ceiling
domes in Nordstrom and Gap stores, which may or may not have contained
Companies have been known to install empty camera domes to save money
while giving the impression of surveillance.
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