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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18853 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Link: More Of Your Basic Rights Are Being Taken - Public buses across the country are quietly adding microphones to record passenger conversations. Good? Bad? Scary?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    They already video you sound is just to help for court cases.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    you have should know by now that we have expectation to privacy in public. That`s a good and bad thing.

    For a guy taking up-skirt pics it`s bad, for the women it`s good.

    Either way, it`s their right to film in public.

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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    another point. The freedom granted to us regarding filming police in public is the same they use to film us.

    We can`t have it one way then complain when it`s turned to us.


    I apologize for the sloppy comment earlier, here`s a revision:

    you should by now know that can`t have any expectation to privacy in public. That`s a good and bad thing.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    It`s public transportation. Don`t want to be recorded by the government, don`t ride in government-funded transportation.
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
    329 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    @peakingo, Police officers (and other gov officials) are officers of the public. Pretty much anything they do while on duty is public domain.. The rest of us are private citizens. Some states grant rights to privacy, others don`t. But in this case you`re on public transport so they are probably within their ability to record you.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Meh, don`t care. My conversations aren`t very important.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Not if they`re in public. If you`re in public you can film anyone if it`s not for commercial use. ANYONE in ANY state. Direct from the ACLU site:

    "When in outdoor public spaces where you are legally present, you have the right to capture any image that is in plain view. That includes pictures and videos of federal buildings, transportation facilities (including airports), and police officers."

    If I`m in a state that you believe I can only film government workers then a "private" citizen as opposed to a public citizen walks by, do I need to delete that portion of the filming??? No. If it`s in public and not for commercial usage then it`s ok.

    This is simple.

    I do like how you want to contradict me, yet you still agree with me. If this was a camera on a light post, it`s still legal.

    It being on a bus is inconsequential.

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    FoSchizle Male 18-29
    330 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    Who cares? If you`re not talking about blowing something up, no one is going to care. It`s not like the government is going to get into a nation-wide blackmailing scheme, outing everyone having an affair etc.
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    I don`t find it a question of is it legal, but is it a necessary expenditure at tax payer`s cost? Nothing is "Government funded" it`s tax payer funded. I haven`t ridden on a city bus in a long time but I`m sure the camera`s they have installed are sufficient enough for "our saftey" And I`d much rather see the money go elsewhere ..like bringing up our average infrastructure score above a C- then to pay for the ability to record the daily banter of some dbag talking about his 8 dollar macchiato in hopes of someday catching a criminal.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1115 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Last year a 70+ year old man was beaten to death by 4 hoodlums in the middle of a night on a public bus...driver couldn`t/didn`t/(shouldn`t?) do anything to stop it...if this brings about a way to catch these priks in the future than fine by me.
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    foolsowl Male 40-49
    31 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Welcome to Oceania
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    No need to panic yet Americans...at least not until the barbed wire on those border fences get switched the other way around. lol
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 1:48 am
    Not surprising, its growing everywhere
    we have cameras everywhere in our factory, for ``security reasons`` its crap, UK has I think the most cameras per person in the world, has it stopped crime.. hell no, they just wear balaclavas
    or hoodies,like everything, up the ante the opponent ups his
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 1:55 am
    I live in a pretty quiet street, but in a 400 yard area I can count 5 street cameras, on the way to work (which is only 4 miles) I count over 30,
    plus 6 speed cameras, and 18 speed humps.
    plus 4 vehicle calming chicanes. Overkill aint the word
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 5:31 am
    Your basic right to privacy on *public* transit? The hell?
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
    244 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 7:19 am
    seriously if someone wants to hear me bitfching about whatever on the bus more power to them - im famous beeches!
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 7:37 am
    i think that word doesn`t mean what you think it means..."rights"
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    On a bus this is great I mean read the new some time riding a bus is dangerous these days. But outside areas where we obviously need this kind of thing it is a problem.

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    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    ...Yes, your basic right to not be recorded while riding cheap public transportation with safety issues on free public roads.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    In this day and age of cell phone cameras being on every other person you cross paths with, it`s nothing. Frankly it`s good for the drivers to have some audio to back up their claims of asshats.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    December 14, 2012 at 5:18 am
    Cameras stop crime.

    We have more cameras in the US and we have an all-time low crime rate... practically nonexistent. Life is very good and we get along like an educated family.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6174 posts
    December 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Truth is, these bother me less than the intersection `revenue` cameras.

    You have no expectation to privacy in public. It`s only new because the technology has now made filming easy & cheap.

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