Subverting Austrian government spycams

Subverting Austrian government spycams: "Filed under: Digital Cameras
Instead of standing around using the same old channels to affect change or whining about what a violation of civil liberties it is that Austrian police can install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in public spaces without a court order, activist group Quintessenz took it to the streets to fight back, both high tech and low. Before moving on to more advanced methods, Quintessenz's early efforts merely blinded the cameras with lasers and balloons, but they've since upgraded to techniques that scramble camera signals and even intercept their video feeds and automatically place Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap-style black stripes over peoples' eyes. Way to subvert, boys and girls -- ain't no fire worth stoking like the Big Brother civil liberties violations fire.

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