Website Aims to Map Every Camera That Infringes on Privacy

January 14 2009 / by John Heylin / In association with Future
Category: Social Issues   Year: General   Rating: 3

berkeley.jpgI am pleased to announce the launch of Project Paranoid, a website which hopes to map out the location of every external camera in the world.  While some of you might think that a site such as this is unnecassary, there are enough that believe it is.  Currently the site only features about 600 camera locations are ound Berkeley, CA (the liberal stronghold) but with user help we hope to expand this all over the globe.  London itself has over 1.5 million CCTV cameras, so it's going to be a lot of work.

Currently the site is in a pretty rough form since we're going public ahead of time in order to get support.  If you're interested in helping out with designing, writing, programming, cash or even logging cameras, email us at so we can give you some sort of idea on what we're looking for.

(The image above is a screenshot of what the city of Berkeley looks like currently on our site.  Clicking the bubbles will give you a picture of the camera and soon other relevant information about it.)

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  1. Congratulations of getting Project Paranoid to launch John and team! Here’s to the power of sousveillance!

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