£1.50 for 60 hours, you say?
Tempting - that's not far off what I get for sitting in an office all day. At least I could do it in my pants without getting ejected from the premises..
Internet Eyes, a controversial service that invites web users to provide low-cost monitoring of CCTV cameras in exchange for prizes, will finally launch next week. Following claims last year that its plans were illegal, the start-up firm now says it has satisfied privacy regulators that it will comply with the Data Protection …
"What I like most about is that potentially there will be more eyes watching existing systems for events that are anti-social or contrary to public safety, which can be brought to the attention of those responsible to respond, which may or may not be the police."
I guess it depends if the police are the ones responsible for the anti-social behaviour.
This could open up a HUGE can of worms. On the one hand, it's great that social-conscious individuals can do their bit (and, effectively, get paid for it), but there's so many questions surrounding usage. For example, how will the operator know whether their amateur sleuths are actually watching the feeds? They could log in and then watch Jeremy Kyle (plenty of scrotes on that one). Also, what happens when they spot the sixth offence and have run out of credits to send SMS messages to the stores? And will it really stop those voyuers who are happy to pay £2 a month to ogle shoppers?
I sort of like the idea, but I'm still a little unsure.....
"..And will it really stop those voyuers who are happy to pay £2 a month to ogle shoppers?."
Those people are truly sad muppets. I get to ogle shoppers for free. Morrisons is just around the corner and you can walk around for hours with no need to buy anything. Just ogle....ogle....ogle.
(They also have air-con so it's a great place to be in the summer [if we get one]).
'More than 60 hours spent watching CCTV feeds each month will recoup £1.50'
What the f**k? Who is going to be sad enough to spend >60 hours a month staring at store CCTV footage in the vague hope of catching some chav stealing a packet of hobnobs? Anyone that signs up for this should be beaten within an inch of the life they clearly don't have.
"Keen sleuths will also be able to earn back most of their membership fees by racking up their hours on stakeout. More than 60 hours spent watching CCTV feeds each month will recoup £1.50."
So they expect people to basically spend an average of 2 hours a day, every day, *for free* (as that £1.50 is just shy of your montly fee) in the hope of maybe winning £1000? Maybe its just me but i think they might see some activity for a month or two, but most people will get really bored really quickly and this idea will be resigned to the big bin marked 'bloody stupid crowdsourcing ideas' along wih a fair few others that have been popping up lately
by charging £13 a year do they expect to get people who want to help, or the kind of middle aged man that like to sit in front of the computer wearing crotchless panties.
Most normal people would see the charge for helping people and go "yer taking the piss mate, just like that person on camera 5".
So, if I'm right (and I think I am): I (actually not I, someone, euh no one) would pay 50p to watch (work) for them for 60 hours.
Are the SMS alert sent to a premium number (to avoid false alert of course...)?
Sounds like the company has a great future... When is their IPO? I already missed Phorm I don't want to pass another great opportunity!
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If they bundle this with a standard chat program so people can talk to "like minded indviduals" (god forbid) then unfortunately I reckon it'll be a huge hit. Chat, spy on shoppers and get to talk about it with other people saf enough to do the same thing ??... Profit !!
Reasoning based on the simple fact that many many many people spend a massive amount of time already JUST chatting without the potential 1k payout.
As an afterthought I probably shouldn't be giving them ideas without charging should I ?
Now to patent.....
The first person to sign up, get connected to the cams and THEN broadcast a relay of all the cams they are watching over the net so the rest of us watch too and even play pranks in the location the cam is covering, wins a pint!
That should hopefully also help put an end to this stupid idea. If not, I'm sure that fact people ant gunna pay to work will!
Firstly, this is appalling. I mean really dreadfull. Where does one begin? You are the country that gave the world the Magna Carta, Common Law, the Westminster System, a slew of legal reforms including the negation of the Divine Right of Kings, The separation of Church and State, the Separation of Powers, The-son-is-not-responsible-for-the-action-of-the-father, Jarrow and so much more. Now you are a bunch of pissants who give up everything without the slightest peep. Quite frankly I am disgusted.
The cameras are not really needed and never have been. Now they are seen as just another cost.
YOU HAVE TO PAY? to do this crap? What next? Pay to wipe the arses of gerriatrics?
Why don't some of you Brits get up off your duffs and protest against this and all of the bloody cameras you have installed?
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