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A Rare Look at the CamerAlert Photo Submissions
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MaFt
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: A Rare Look at the CamerAlert Photo Submissions Reply with quote



The majority of our submissions for new cameras come from our CamerAlert app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app allows users to submit a photo and a voice note to aid with verification of the submission and, in general, these are very helpful. We do, however, get some not-so-helpful ones...

Up until now access to these photos has been to a select few but as it's the end of the year and time to celebrate that the world didn't end (no surprise there...) then we thought we would share some of the helpful images with you and also some of the not-so-helpful ones. A few of them were deemed unsuitable to publish onb a family-friendly website though...

See the gallery here...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume all those people gave their permission for their photos to be posted online?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, by using the app and submitting them to us they agree to our privacy policy which, very helpfully, also states:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you're 100% certain they're all self portraits I really don't think you should be putting pictures of people up on your website. Just because your privacy policy says don't provide the info doesn't mean you have to upload them.

Honestly, uploading pictures of 3rd parties without their knowledge or permission is really poor.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your feedback.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will admit to sending one of them in sorry :-(

I am the one wearing the grey high voltage equipment with rubber gloves.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdrider1 wrote:

Honestly, uploading pictures of 3rd parties without their knowledge or permission is really poor.


That sounds like a very dangerous slippery slope to me.

Does a newspaper have to gain explicit consent from everyone before printing a photo of them taken in a public place?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it is slightly different to the newspaper analogy as the submitters have presumably sent in the photos in error. I'm certain that Mr. HV man above didn't mean to send the photo of himself looking like something that has just been struck by lightning and might be also keeping bees in his spare time. Perhaps they should have, as the SAS man on Top Gear has, a pixellated face Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdrider1
What pathetic comments. So petty. Go read any daily newspaper.


Andy_P wrote:
cdrider1 wrote:

Honestly, uploading pictures of 3rd parties without their knowledge or permission is really poor.


That sounds like a very dangerous slippery slope to me.

Does a newspaper have to gain explicit consent from everyone before printing a photo of them taken in a public place?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year everyone, thanks for a good laugh , I personally don't know, or want to know, any persons , living or ficticious in the aforementioned submission. Laughing Out Loud

I found the article very well written , and a useful insight into the work of running PGPS .

I suppose every photo taken by a hidden roadside digital camera has the express permission to be uploaded to the police database as well ....get a Life and drive safely .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Continuing in the holiday spirit .... Reply with quote

See http://www.nimportequi.com/en/video_radar.html for a mad Frenchman's take on speed cameras Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We know this ...very Funny this video...but he causes havoc sometimes .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"If you do not want to give PocketGPSWorld permission to use your information, simply do not provide it"

Doesn't cover publishing pictures without permission and sounds petulant. Should read " by submitting images to PGPSW you grant permission for PGPSW to store, transmit, publish ON ITS OWN WEBSITE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSES OF.... etc."

"Honestly, uploading pictures of 3rd parties without their knowledge or permission is really poor"

In your opinion. It's perfectly legal.

"Does a newspaper have to gain explicit consent from everyone before printing a photo of them taken in a public place?"

No, but there are Press Complaints Commission guidelines, none of which apply here. There are also NUJ guidelines, none of which apply here.

"What pathetic comments. So petty. Go read any daily newspaper"

Not sure what the latter has to do with the former and I'd use ill informed rather then pathetic to describe the comments but, hey, it's the internet, home of the ill informed, land of the opinionated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you - Editor-in-Chief, or just God?


sausages wrote:
"If you do not want to give PocketGPSWorld permission to use your information, simply do not provide it"

Doesn't cover publishing pictures without permission and sounds petulant. Should read " by submitting images to PGPSW you grant permission for PGPSW to store, transmit, publish ON ITS OWN WEBSITE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSES OF.... etc."

"Honestly, uploading pictures of 3rd parties without their knowledge or permission is really poor"

In your opinion. It's perfectly legal.

"Does a newspaper have to gain explicit consent from everyone before printing a photo of them taken in a public place?"

No, but there are Press Complaints Commission guidelines, none of which apply here. There are also NUJ guidelines, none of which apply here.

"What pathetic comments. So petty. Go read any daily newspaper"

Not sure what the latter has to do with the former and I'd use ill informed rather then pathetic to describe the comments but, hey, it's the internet, home of the ill informed, land of the opinionated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anwen wrote:
What are you - Editor-in-Chief, or just God?


I'd say just god but god doesn't exist whereas I clearly do.

Who are you?

Three posts in 4 years?

You wouldn't be a fake account, would you?
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