Cameras aren’t a new technology, but the computational photography behind the lens is. Civic tech projects include sousveillance, or using the widespread availability of cameras to document antisocial behavior like police brutality and human rights violations. Civic tech is also concerned about civil liberties, and fighting unnecessary surveillance. See, for example:
WITNESS's Cameras Everywhere report on the challenges and opportunities that the proliferation of cameras across society presents.
Comparitech's report on the amount of CCTV surveillance in the biggest US cities.
This is a project to counter the Amazon Ring doorbell camera surveillance infrastructure. We provide information for users and community members concerned about the country’s biggest company planting always-on cameras all over our streets.
WITNESS is an international nonprofit organization that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights.