16 January 2008

Cameras on the bus

While reading an article on public surveillance this afternoon, I reassured myself that Victoria was still outside the reach of urban 'big-brother' devices. At least as far as I knew. So I was surprised to look up on the bus this evening and see four cameras installed around the roof of the #11 I was on.

I'm pretty sure I don't want them there. I've been riding the bus in Victoria for over a decade and never once felt unsafe. Not even late at night and/or after a trip to a pub or bar. Now, I just feel unnerved and creeped out.

I'll Be Watching You:





Camera 1





Camera 2