Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Can cameras in downtown Dallas look up?

Can new surveillance cameras in Dallas peer into windows of downtown buildings? Robert Wilonsky at Unfair Park poses the question, following up on a readers' query.

Wilonsky quotes a downtown apartment dweller who swears a nearby camera can peer into her window, asking, "would YOU want City Hall to have the ability to see you lounging around your house in your weekend worst, sans bra or shirt, as you were doing daily relaxing activities around your home?"

Uh ... well, maybe if you're Harold Hurtt?

My advice: Don't worry, ma'am. I'm sure the snot-nosed 18-year old security guard monitoring the video feed won't have any improper thoughts!

RELATED: Dallas cops share surveillance tapes with private businesses, and Police surveillance cameras zoom half a mile.

UPDATE: More from Unfair Park.


Anonymous said...

In Britain, we're the most filmed and monitored of all Europeans too. But you rarely notice it. The thought here is, if you're not doing anything wrong, then it doesnt matter if you're being filmed ~ but in Texas where just about everything is wrong, I can see why it would worry people more.

Anonymous said...

To sunray wench:

George Orwell wrote a book about you.