What do you all think of this? Some dude in the UK has started an internet-based business whereby members of the public watch CCTV footage taken from (already installed) public cameras and try to catch criminals. 'Watchers'/players are rewarded with cash if they successfully ID a crime. Dude is charging businesses/entities fees to have their camera feeds made available to the internet.
I think I'm so damned impressed with the idea in a business sense I'm not really thinking about any possible privacy issues. What do you think? Human rights groups are protesting, some are saying it encourages snooping on one's neighbours etc.
Keep in mind that a)these cameras are already set-up, and not by this dude who's started the business and b)the physical locations of the cameras will not be revealed to those watching footage online.
Link to story: Internet game that awards points for people spotting crimes on CCTV cameras is branded 'snoopers paradise' | Mail Online