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The FBI or other LEAs can give away a free cable TV plus cable-modem subscription in exchange for a camera permanently installed on top of the TV. People who cannot afford cable service or internet service can thus trade their privacy for such service.
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may be offered for cameras in bedrooms or bathrooms.
||I do all my drug smuggling, child pornography, and terrorist plotting from my bedroom, so, hey, sign me up.
||Surveilance cameras would be more popular if the outputs were part of a Google type library so we could peek at each other. Why should the FBI have all the fun?