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More invasion of privacy on the way to streets in America?

These days, it’s hard enough keeping your privacy intact online – but outdoor surveillance on the public is on the rise as well.

As if street-light cameras popping up all over the place weren’t bad enough – now American citizens might soon have to deal with “Smart Street Lamps” from a company called Intellistreets. See videos below.

Keep in mind that most control mechanisms start out supposedly “for the better good of the public,” but what they’re most likely NOT telling you is how much more you’re being spied on, tracked and monitored.

Here’s a recent news report about it…

And an “official video” from the manufacturer…

Be careful what you say on the sidewalks of the future!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:00 am

The only people who should show concern are the one’s who are up to no good. Camera’s on city streets are no invasion of privacy. I could care less if big brother knows what streets I’m walking up or if I’m picking my nose while walking up them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:12 am

Please place between 1-3rd on Bloomfield St. for all the Wed – Sun. Drunks.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:08 am

Well if you can put cameras on your property and the government technically owns the streets…if you catch my drift.

The British have had what they call CCTV for years…and haven’t heard any cases of “abuse.”

Lesson is…is you want to commit a crime…don’t do it in public.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:52 am

Anyone that voluntarily accepts control over them is a slave.

Reply to  Frankie
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:15 am

like when I obey the speed limit, or stop at stop signs, or dont litter, or put my trash out on the correct night, or pick up after my dog, or don’t drive drunk, or dont steal form CVS, or pay a stupid parking ticket I didn’t deserve. Yeah, a slave.[quote comment=”215697″]Anyone that voluntarily accepts control over them is a slave.[/quote]

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:31 am

I have nothing to hide. What is someone going to do with footage of me leaving at 7 am for work or sitting on my stoop reading a magazine on a sunny afternoon? If you are a reasonably responsible human I would think this would be a benefit to the safety of any community.

In Hoboken innocent residents gets robbed at 2 am on their walk home from a night out, apartments are being broken into in broad daylight, there are drunk driver’s leaving cars sideswiped all the way out of town. Cameras around town would help the fight against this.

What if there were street cameras in Florida with the Zimmerman/Martin case? Case solved.

If you have nothing to hide this can only benefit the safety of a community. Period.

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