Finally got round to reading James’s piece on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras. It’s odd to think of this vast network of vision and computation churning away monitoring live and historical movements of people, invisibly.
“Camouflage from face detection.” Good stuff. By a student at ITP. (via @GreatDismal)
Simon Jenkins: Here’s proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian
“One of the few home secretaries who dominated his department rather than be cowed by it was Lord Whitelaw in the 1980s. He boasted how after any security lapse, the police would come to beg for new and draconian powers. He laughed and sent them packing…” (via Preoccupations)