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Spying Trash Cans Banned
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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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8/14/2013 | 9:48:00 PM
re: Spying Trash Cans Banned
I agree. I can opt to allow cookies to track my presence on a website for access to free content. But the option is lacking here.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/13/2013 | 10:43:22 PM
re: Spying Trash Cans Banned
I'd have no trouble with this if it were opt-in.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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8/13/2013 | 9:43:58 PM
re: Spying Trash Cans Banned
If using MAC addresses in this fashion isn't copacetic, then let's see...

What if the trash can tracked passersby using an image sensor? CCTVs are basically already everywhere in London, and the right to photograph public places is very clear in the U.S. (though the right to do so at infinite scale might not be). As Lorna said, cameras are already watching everything you do-- especially if you live somewhere like London.

Image sensors that can recognize people and contribute to analytics are getting more and more sophisticated. I've heard about sensors that specifically counts people as they pass, records how long they linger in one place, and so forth. Same aim as this project, but a different method.

I'm curious-- would people think their civil liberties are being violated if image sensors perform this sort of surveillance/ analytics gathering? Or would many people find it just as objectionable as the MAC method?
ChrisMurphy
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8/13/2013 | 9:18:11 PM
re: Spying Trash Cans Banned
I don't think it's irrational to resist this. What do we get in return for the trash can tracking our movement? We accept surveillance cameras to keep crime and costs down. At a website we accept registration/cookies in exchange for free content. I don't have that kind of relationship with my neighborhood trash cans.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/13/2013 | 7:26:56 PM
re: Spying Trash Cans Banned
This is simply proof that people are irrational. They have cameras watching their every move!


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