Cameras Everywhere – even in the FT…

Cameras Everywhere noted by my good friend Ravi Mattu in his latest FT column:

When the Egyptian government shut down the internet during the protests in Tahrir Square, it was seen as a form of repression.

Should access to technology now be seen in the same way as access to, say, clean water? And does this mean that the companies behind those technologies have a particular moral obligation to their users?

The authors of Cameras Everywhere, a report published earlier this month by Witness, a non-governmental organisation focused on using video to expose human rights abuse, argue that they do. (Full disclosure: Sameer Padania is the report’s co-author and a friend.) They looked at the role of mobile telephones and social media, as well as technology providers including Google, Twitter and Dailymotion, in documenting human rights abuses.

Thanks, Rav!


One response to “Cameras Everywhere – even in the FT…”

  1. Good article, raises a lot of questions!

    How far will will mobile telephone technology go I wonder?

    They can do pretty much everything a P.C. can do now plus take photographs instantly, in any given situation then post it for all the world to see, almost immediately.

    A bit worrying really.

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