privacy in public places

Udhay Shankar N udhay at
Sat Aug 30 07:12:22 EDT 2008

Perry E. Metzger wrote, [on 8/28/2008 10:09 PM]:

> Given this, I think the time for focusing on the privacy implications
> of payment transponders and fare cars is over. Not carrying a cell
> phone will not help you avoid tracking when your environment is
> saturated with cameras. Digital cash toll collection systems will not
> avoid records being kept of your car's movements when cameras are
> reading and recording license plates anyway.
> Unfortunately, I don't see anything technological that people can
> reasonably do here to provide more privacy, at least short of everyone
> going everywhere on foot while wearing a burqa and periodically
> attempting to confuse the cameras. The solutions, if any exist at all,
> appear to be non-technical.

Isn't this essentially what David Brin has been saying for several years 
  now? [1] [2]



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