The Rise of the Invasive Security Camera – Do They Really Stop Crimes?

The surveillance camera has become particularly controversial in terms of its usefulness, practicality and success rate. While skeptics warn against these devices’ violation of civil liberties and individual privacy, law enforcement officials counter that real-time video footage can further investigative efforts and apprehend perpetrators (Urban Institute). I can totally … [Read more...]

How Security Cameras are Changing America’s Privacy Landscape Forever

In a world where new technology is always thought of as nothing but good, the advent of the surveillance camera - also known as closed-circuit television (CCTV) - was celebrated as a huge advancement in safety and law enforcement technology in the 1980s. The cameras were first used by local and city governments to monitor public streets, but businesses with high rates of theft … [Read more...]