Recent moves by Google raise the inquiry of whether indoor cameras will soon broadcast live on the web. Sure, private surveillance video is currently available to owners with remote access via the Internet. But what is being contemplated is putting live gas station and convenience store surveillance video live on the web for anyone to view. Science fiction? Well, there appears to be some truth to the rumor that Google is negotiating with some select store owners to put their surveillance cameras on the net. Is live surveillance in public places fair game? How about in businesses? How about in homes? Far fetched you suggest? Well, do you have a relatively new lap top? Bet that lap top has a built in camera. How often is that camera watching the user of the lap top? Do you know how to tell when the camera is recording and/or broadcasting?
There are many cameras available for view on the web. For example, EarthCam and the New England Aquarium provide live views of historic downtown Boston, Boston Harbor, the adjacent Marriot, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Peruse some of these cameras by Google searching Google live web cams. You may be amazed at what (or who) you may see.