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    Sky News: UK shoplifting website criticised for invading privacy of citizens

    Sky News reports on a new Web site that’s raising privacy questions in the United Kingdom:

    A UK website that allows people to report shoplifters has reignited the debate over whether it is more important to protect the public or defend civil liberties, Sky News reported Saturday.

    Internet Eyes “streams” shop CCTV footage to subscribers who can report criminals. Those who spot the most crimes are given a cash reward.

    But campaigners say the idea is invading privacy as it encourages citizens to spy on each other. […]

    Internet Eyes’ boss Tony Morgan said: “All we’re doing is trying to reduce shoplifting. There are no voyeuristic opportunities to be had.”

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