Please disable your adblock and script blockers to view this page

Opinion | Cameras Came to the Newsroom. What if They Catch Us Printing Springsteen Tickets?


AdvertisementSupported
Times
Phish Reunion Tour
The Privacy Project
Opinion
either.”Ms
BizDay
National
Politics and Science
International
@privacyproject
Twitter
The New York Times Opinion Section
Facebook


Eric NagourneyMr
Kara Swisher

No matching tags


Central Park

No matching tags


Las Vegas
Christchurch
Paris
Pittsburgh
Annapolis
Instagram

No matching tags

Positivity     39.00%   
   Negativity   61.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opinion/surveillance-cameras-work.html
Write a review: Hacker News
Summary

In a little-noticed memo to the staff, The Times’s new security chief had announced that the company was installing cameras throughout the building.The note mentioned doorways and corridors. But by the time the mushrooms were done being planted, they were seemingly everywhere, including the work spaces where hundreds of Times employees perch at keyboards, writing, editing and — at least until the cameras started peering over our shoulders — doing the occasional shopping, date-seeking and cat-video research.In announcing the cameras, the company said they were being installed in part to “shorten incident response time.”Ah. That. And now in the newsroom.Writing in The Privacy Project, Kara Swisher, a Times contributing Opinion writer, summed up the response of many in the tech industry to people who lament the boundless incursions into their private lives: “Get over it!”“I don’t intend to,” she wrote, “and I don’t think anyone else should, either.”Ms. Swisher was talking about corporate data snatchers, but it’s pretty good advice all around. 11 attacks, people lined up dutifully at newly installed metal detectors to enter a skating rink in Central Park — never mind that they then went outside to skate in open view.The new cameras at The Times were not, in the end, a Privacy Project experiment.

As said here by