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Where are the Eyes is a program for detecting and mapping surveillance cameras. Users mark cameras on their phone as they walk past them, and build a shared global map of surveillance.

Our hope is that Where are the Eyes will be widely adopted and used to help activists in two ways: to increase awareness of surveillance and authoritarian practices, and to plan activist movements.

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Recent Status Updates


Blinding the Eyes

We’re busy working on the next Eyes release, aiming to have it more feature packed and faster than ever. Had to take this break to share an article contributed by one of you, though!

WikiHow has a piece on 3 Ways to Blind a Surveillance Camera, with some pretty humorous imagery. Their suggestions focus on using lasers and flashlights to overwhelm cameras as you pass, so they are unable to gather details about your face. Keep in mind that jamming cameras with malicious intent is likely illegal in your country, as is causing any permanent damage.

As an alternative, consider taking steps to fool facial-recognition software, or even prevent facial identification altogether. There are several lists of clothing and technology that can help reduce the chance of being identified by cameras.

Of course, the best defense from surveillance is to avoid surveillance technology altogether. Keep your head down, your face obscured, and follow the map.

Some updated statistics:

  • 5024 Cameras
  • 2028 Users

That’s 60 new users and over a hundred new cameras in under a month!

Posted 7/19/17


Version 1.3.0 Released

There is a new release today for all platforms! It includes many UI improvements and bug fixes, and new map themes for iOS and Android. Counter-surveillance has never looked this good.

We are already hard at work on the next release, which will be more feature-filled, including improvements to the GPS-inaccuracy problem that didn’t quite make it in to today’s release.

For those of you in the United States, happy Fourth of July! This is our contribution to patriotism and freedom.

Current statistics:

  • 4916 Cameras Marked
  • 1968 Users Registered

Mark on.

Posted 7/4/17


New Propaganda

We’ve received some new propaganda from an anonymous benefactor, and have built a new image gallery on the media page to accommodate it. Woohoo!

At the same time we updated the website code on GitHub, which was missing the last update or two.

We would love more artwork and propaganda from all of you! If you have anything you’d like to share, please send it to eyes@daylightingsociety.org and tell us whether you would prefer to remain anonymous.

Posted 3/16/17


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