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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:45 AM

3. This raises all sorts of questions, along with all sorts of potential.

We're constantly being surveiled. Cameras on homes are the next step. Law enforcement has been using private security camera video to investigate crimes for quite some time now. Now, they'll be using video from residential cameras. I'm not sure what the difference is, really.

Almost daily, here in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the morning news shows video of some suspect of something in the act of committing a crime or at the scene of a crime. Typically, an arrest soon follows. Why? Because creeps who commit criminal acts usually have pissed off people who know them. Those pissed off people drop a dime and ID the person in the video, and the police go an arrest that person.

The Ring camera on your house or on your neighbor's house is in play now. Several times, recently, burglars and car thieves have been caught quickly in my city because video was available.

Is privacy being invaded? Sure it is. But whose privacy?

Will such video get misused? Probably. Everything gets misused.

Disclaimer: I don't have a camera on my home, and have no plans to put one there. I have neighbors who have installed Ring systems, though. My motion sensor floodlights will help if one of those can see my house and a burglar shows up. We have burglars where I live, from time to time.

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