Editorial: Privacy, safety and quality of life

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The Worcester Police Department Camera Collaborative was announced on June 9. In a little more than three months since businesses and private citizens could register their video cameras with the police department, more than 1,000 camera have been registered.

What do we make of this?

Even in an era when your cellphone broadcasts its location nonstop, your car navigation system remembers where you’ve been, and your computer at work shows you ads for products you searched for on your home computer, the prospect of the police having video of you taken by your neighbors and local businesses surely would be a tipping point.

It’s not that simple, not by any measure.


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