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You Are Being Watched spotlights the high costs of camera surveillance systems, both in terms of money and civil liberties. Do we want a society where we live under an ever-watchful video eye?

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CITRIS Evaluation of the SF Community Safety Camera Program, An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of San Francisco's Community Safety Cameras (December 2008)

California Research Bureau, Public and Private Applications of Video Surveillance and Biometric Technologies (February 2006)



"CARLSBAD: Pine Avenue Park to get surveillance cameras," North County Times, May 29, 2009. Online>

Contra Costa County

"Martinez eyes surveillance camera proposal," Contra Costa Times, October 20, 2009. Online>


"Fontana cops get license plate surveillance camera," Redlands Daily Facts, January 30, 2009. Online>


"Merced gets more video surveillance," Fresno Bee, December 13, 2009. Online>

"Under Surveillance: Government spy cameras proliferate," Scripps Howard News Service, June 22, 2006. Online>

Los Angeles

"Wanna be in pictures? Tag in Montebello," Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2007. Online>

"Law enforcement takes surveillance to audio level," Associated Press, July 5, 2005. Online>

"When Shots Ring Out, a Listening Device Acts as Witness" Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2004. Online>


"Police Add Spy Camera To Arsenal," Oakdale Leader, October 21, 2009. Online>


"As Security Cameras Sprout, Someone's Always Watching," The New York Times, June 1, 2007. Online>


"Crime cameras waste money, invade privacy" The State Hornet, October 14, 2009. Online>

"Sacramento City Council accepts surveillance camera grant, but insists of 'guidelines," California Chronicle, October 4, 2009. Online>

'"Sacramento Security Camera Plan Raises ACLU Ire," KXTV News 10, September 30, 2009. Online>

"ACLU Opposes Surveillance Camera Plan," KCRA 3, September 30, 2009. Online>

"ACLU says police not 'forthcoming,' asks for more on surveillance cameras," California Chronicle, June 22, 2009 Online>

"ACLU opposes City surveillance camera plans, call it 'highly instrusive'," California Chronicle, May 20, 2009. Online>

San Francisco

"City to install several surveillance cameras," Martinez News-Gazette, January 6, 2010. Online>

"SF Police Chief Critical of Crime Cameras," KCBS, September 28, 2009. Online>

"Report: U.S. Surveillance Society Running Rampant," Wired, January 12, 2009. Online>

"S.F. spy cameras no help in violent crime," San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2009. Online>

"San Francisco Surveillance Cameras Don't Reduce Violent Crime, Study Finds," Bay Area Indymedia, January 9, 2009. Online>

"Newsom jumps on surveillance monitor bandwagon" San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 2007. Online>

"ACLU report says few cities have policies on video surveillance," San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2007. Online>

"Google Zooms In Too Close for Some," The New York Times, June 1, 2007. Online>

"Officer accused of gawking at women," San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 2004. Online>

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