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Internet game that awards points for people spotting real crimes on CCTV is branded ‘snooper’s paradise’

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UK Daily Mail [1]
Monday, Oct 5th, 2009

A new internet game is about to be launched which allows ‘super snooper’ players to plug into the nation’s CCTV cameras and report on members of the public committing crimes.

The ‘Internet Eyes’ service involves players scouring thousands of CCTV cameras installed in shops, businesses and town centres across Britain looking for law-breakers.

Players who help catch the most criminals each month will win cash prizes up to £1,000.

The Internet Eyes’ website will also feature a rogue’s gallery of the so-called ‘criminals’ along with a list of their offences and which internet user caught them.

But civil rights campaigners today condemned the game, which launches in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, next month, and branded it ‘a snoopers paradise’.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218225/Internet-game-awards-points-people-spotting-crimes-CCTV-cameras-branded-snoopers-paradise.html#ixzz0T4OJXCRg

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[3] New website lets citizen spies snoop on thousands of CCTV cameras – and get cash rewards for spotting ‘crimes’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-website-lets-citizen-spies-snoop-on-thousands-of-cctv-cameras-and-get-cash-rewards-for-spotting-crimes.html

[4] Council snoopers watch us on 60,000 CCTV cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/council-snoopers-watch-us-on-60000-cctv-cameras.html

[5] Germany: ‘Game’ to Destroy CCTV Cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/germany-%e2%80%98game%e2%80%99-to-destroy-cctv-cameras.html

[6] Secret CCTV cameras fitted INSIDE people’s homes to spy on neighbours outside: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-cctv-cameras-fitted-inside-peoples-homes-to-spy-on-neighbours-outside.html

[7] Big Brother is DEFINITELY watching you: Shocking study reveals UK has one CCTV for every 32 people: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-is-definitely-watching-you-shocking-study-reveals-uk-has-one-cctv-for-every-32-people.html

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