There have been several threads relating to the rights of street shooters vs. subjects, with some people (me included) opining that photographers have the right (ethical & legal) to photograph strangers, and other people arguing that those strangers deserve some privacy. This past Sunday the New York Times ran a front-page article titled "As Security Cameras Sprout, Someone's Always Watching." Among the statistics cited are these: "A survey of Manhattan in 1998 by the American Civil Liberties Union found 2,397 cameras fixed on places where people pass or gather...All but 270 were operated by private organizations;" and a security firm calculated that the average person was recorded 73 to 75 times per day in New York City. The article was motivated by the recent case of the woman in Indiana who was arrested after a shopping mall security camera caught her beating her daughter in the parking lot. So if everyone in the world is spying on us, why should street shooters have to "respect peoples' privacy"?