10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

Lots More Information


How Well Has Strict Gun Control Worked in Australia?

How Well Has Strict Gun Control Worked in Australia?

After a mass shooting in 1996, Australia imposed strict gun laws. HowStuffWorks looks at how successful they've been.

Author's Note: 10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

There's no doubt (in my mind, at least) that traffic cameras are efficient. I was driving at night on a highway near Oklahoma City a few years ago and before I knew it, was on a toll road. Seriously, it came out of nowhere. If there was a sign, I missed it. Although I felt a bit guilty about not dropping 73 cents into the collection bin -- wherever it was -- I encountered an entirely different emotion when I got the mail a few weeks later. There was a $30-something citation.

Related Articles


  • Aegerter, Macradee. "Woman Witnesses Bus Assault, Stabbing." Fox 4. July 24, 2013. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://fox4kc.com/2013/07/24/woman-witnesses-bus-assault-stabbing/
  • Berman, Mark. "On Buses, Cameras Are Watching and Listening." The Washington Post. Dec. 2, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-02/local/35584713_1_surveillance-cameras-drivecam-buses
  • Bowcott, Owen. "CCTV Boom Has Failed to Slash Crime, Say Police." The Guardian. May 5, 2008. (Oct. 8, 2013) http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/may/06/ukcrime1
  • Byrne, John. "Red Light Cameras Exiting 18 Chicago Intersections." Chicago Tribune. Oct. 2, 2013. (Oct. 8, 2013) http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-02/news/chi-emanuel-pulls-handful-of-redlight-cameras-as-speed-tickets-start-20131001_1_speed-cameras-red-light-cameras-intersections
  • Ganeva, Tana. "5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology." Signs of the Times. Aug. 30, 211. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.sott.net/article/234360-5-Unexpected-Places-You-Can-Be-Tracked-With-Facial-Recognition-Technology
  • Garrett, Jerry. "L.A. City Council Votes to Remove Red-Light Cameras." The New York Times. July 28, 2011. (Oct. 8, 2013) http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/l-a-city-council-votes-to-remove-red-light-cameras/?_r=1
  • Gorgos, Debra. "The 2012 State of the Industry Survey." Car Wash. Sept. 27, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.carwash.com/articles/86110-the-2012-state-of-the-industry-survey
  • Henn, Steve. "In More Cities, a Camera on Every Corner, Park and Sidewalk." NPR. June 20, 2013. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/06/20/191603369/The-Business-Of-Surveillance-Cameras
  • Hill, Kashmir. "RNC and DNC Prove Once Again That Big Events Come With Big (Lasting) Surveillance." Forbes. Aug. 29, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/08/29/rnc-and-dnc-prove-once-again-that-big-events-come-with-big-lasting-surveillance/
  • Juarez, Leticia. "Camera Captures Unsuspecting Car Wash Bill Collector Thief in Colton." ABC 7. Nov. 9, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8880754
  • Kelly, Tom. "Revealed: Big Brother Britain has More CCTV Cameras Than China." Daily Mail. Aug. 11, 2009. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1205607/Shock-figures-reveal-Britain-CCTV-camera-14-people--China.html
  • Murphy, Kate. "Neighborhood Mischief Caught on Tape." The New York Times. Nov. 3, 2010. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/garden/04surveillance.html?pagewanted=all
  • NBC News. "Caught on Camera: Bus Driver Attacked, Stabbed." July 23, 2013. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.wfla.com/story/22910031/bus-driver-attacked-stabbed
  • Rich, Sarah. "Surveillance Cameras in Parks Assist Police, Concern Others." Government Technology. April 20, 2011. (Oct 4, 2013) http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Cameras-Parks-Assist-Police.html
  • Shannon, Meg. "Eyes on the Street: How Traffic Surveillance Invades Your Privacy." Tech News Daily. Jan. 9, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.technewsdaily.com/7443-traffic-surveillance-privacy.html
  • Shubber, Kadhim. "First Domestic Surveillance Drones Approved for Commercial Use in the U.S." Wired. July 13, 2013. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/30/faa-approves-domestic-drones
  • Smedley, Chip. "What Law Says and ... Doesn't Say About Video Surveillance." Lancaster Online. Aug. 16, 2009. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/241025_What-law-says-and---doesn-t-say-about-video-surveillance.html?page=all
  • Whadwa, Tarun. "The Next Privacy Battle: Cameras That Judge Your Every Move." Forbes. Aug. 30, 2012. (Oct. 4, 2013) http://www.forbes.com/sites/singularity/2012/08/30/dear-republicans-beware-big-brother-is-watching-you/

More to Explore