A New Look at Big Brother

A former tech exec has produced a new film that examines privacy issues through the impassive eyes of surveillance cameras

There are about 30 million surveillance cameras in the U.S.—inside ATM machines, at traffic lights, in department store dressing rooms. And while such digital eyes are now deeply woven into society's fabric, experts say there's scant public debate over how they should be used. "Unfortunately, most people just don't care," says David Holtzman, author of Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy. "What this issue needs is a Michael Moore to go after the issue and raise public awareness."

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