Bruce Schneier: "Are photographers really a threat?"

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Adam Funk, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Adam Funk

    Adam Funk Guest

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/05/news.terrorism

    What is it with photographers these days? Are they really all
    terrorists, or does everyone just think they are?

    Since 9/11, there has been an increasing war on
    photography. Photographers have been harrassed, questioned,
    detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome. We've
    been repeatedly told to watch out for photographers, especially
    suspicious ones. Clearly any terrorist is going to first photograph
    his target, so vigilance is required.
    ...
    This is worth fighting. Search "photographer rights" on Google and
    download one of the several wallet documents that can help you if
    you get harassed; I found one for the UK, US, and Australia. Don't
    cede your right to photograph in public. Don't propagate the
    terrorist photographer story. Remind them that prohibiting
    photography was something we used to ridicule about the
    USSR. Eventually sanity will be restored, but it may take a while.
     
    Adam Funk, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. Adam Funk

    monopix Guest

    Absolutely wrong.

    There is no evidence whatsoever that any terrorist has ever photographed a
    target prior to comitting a terrorist act.

    Don't know where you got this crap but suggest you do your homework first.
     
    monopix, Jun 6, 2008
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  3. Adam Funk

    Graculus Guest

    Erm, try again.

    Adam was quoting from the original Guardian article, with his comment on
    top. Pay attention at the back :)
     
    Graculus, Jun 6, 2008
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  4. Adam Funk

    monopix Guest

    No quotation marks so he wasn't quoting. It was written as his own comment.
    Learn to write... (and read).
     
    monopix, Jun 6, 2008
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  5. Adam Funk

    Peter Beale Guest

    I should have thought in the context the statement was meant to be
    sarcastic.

    Peter Beale
     
    Peter Beale, Jun 6, 2008
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  6. Adam Funk

    WZR Guest

    No quote marks, but he *was* quoting excerpts from the piece, which I have
    in print. Learn to apply common sense, check facts, and "do your homework"
    before sniping at posters.

    With regards to your statement "There is no evidence whatsoever that any
    terrorist has ever photographed a target prior to comitting a terrorist
    act.", this was in fact the whole crux of the article, which you obviously
    haven't read, so I'll add "learn to recognise sarcasm" to the above list.
     
    WZR, Jun 6, 2008
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