Re: Glasgow, CNN, and the panopticon

Stephen Meinking writes:

>I am interested in what kind of criminal behavior the surveillance system
>you mentioned is supposed to monitor. Are we dealing with a panoptic
>type case in which the intent is to change the behavior of the citizenry?
>Are all of the citizens aware or informed of this system?
>(Sorry, I do not have CNN Headline News.)

I think it's pretty clear that it is intended to monitor property
infractions against the businesses in Glasgow (inasmuch as the cameras are
only present in the business district and the entire system is almost
entirely funded by these same businesses). CNN didn't go into what crimes
are supposed to be monitored and I doubt that its intent is heavily


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