People Staring at Computers



An artist wondered “How do computers see us?” To figure it out he set up computers in stores around NYC to capture people staring at computers. See the fun video and gallery at the link.

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This is stupid. If you've ever seen a webcam feed, this is what it looks like (except most people on webcam have consented to being on webcam.)
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*points* What Greyman said.
All of the privacy stuff aside.... the photos really aren't interesting.
Most of the people look bored, depressed or stressed.
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"Were you aware that Apple loosed the Secret Service on the artist? "

Yes, and I'm glad they did. What he did was (as someone else mentioned) a blatant privacy violation. He basically installed spyware on computers in the Apple stores and used them to surreptitiously take pictures of people. In short, your privacy doesn't mean shit to him and he doesn't have any qualms about using it to further his personal ambitions. I hope he gets a year in jail for this.
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