I’ve been listening to NewstalkZB this morning and all the tinfoil hat wearers are calling in about the CCTV plan for Auckland.
One nutter even rang in talking about how smart meters for electricity are emitting radiation and frying our brains, along with them being part of a government plot to raise power charges…no doubt she has wrapped her meter box in tinfoil.
Another guy called about how he no longer uses cellphones because they poll cel tower emitting radiation, even in his tinfoil lined room, which just bounce the radiation from his phone around and around.
Auckland Council is being asked to explain its plans to build a city-wide surveillance network which could have facial recognition technology, The New Zealand Herald reports.
The network of CCTV cameras would be available to police so the could monitor crime, traffic, emergencies, and public safety issues.
But Batch Hales from the Council for Civil Liberties says it’s unclear why the city would need it. ¬†¬† Read more »