Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sousveillance: common zealots righteously sending photos to the authorities?

CBC News - Viewpoint: Stephen Strauss: Here's an interesting commentary on sousveillance by author and journalist Stephen Strauss:
"To begin with, I am not sure at all that citizens armed with cameras must make the world a more democratic place. There are lots of undemocratic societies wherein masses of people have embraced narrow, mean, spiteful and never-endingly illiberal civic behavior. Think 'no dating' in Iran. Think 'destroy Buddhist sculptures' in Taliban-run Afghanistan. Think apartheid in South Africa."


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