OpenWatch | Demand Marvelous Secrets
June 27, 2011 Leave a comment
OpenWatch | Demand Marvelous Secrets. OpenWatch is a participatory citizen media project aiming to provide documentary evidence of uses and abuses of power.
The surveillance state has arrived and it is here to stay. The benefit to society in terms of security and justice is too great for it to ever go away. There is a problem, however, and the problem is not the technology. The problem is the lopsided distribution of who is in control of that technology. Surveillance technology is currently only in the hands of those who are already in power, which means it cannot be used to combat the largest problem facing modern society: abuse of power.
So the question remains: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – roughly, Who watches the watchers? – OPENWATCH
HIGHLY DEBATABLE WHETHER THIS WOULD BE EVEN LEGAL TO USE IN IRELAND BUT A VERY INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT IN THE WHOLE CITIZEN REPORTER FIELD NONETHELESS.