Thursday, August 11

Tag: cctv

How to run away
Opinion

How to run away

Hunted, on Channel 4, is a reality show turned documentary, on the extreme difficulties of going ‘off grid’. The plot is that 14 everyday people have to go on the run for a month, while a group of highly professional hunters try to track them down. The hunters compromise of ex police officers, secret intelligent officers and even the dreamy David Blakely (once married to model Jodie Kidd). From watching the show, there are a number of things I’ve learnt on how to remain off the grid (if I ever became a most wanted fugitive, which I highly doubt will ever happen!) Don’t use public transport. Every time you use this there will be CCTV: if there is CCTV you can be tracked from anywhere in the world. Other forms of transport which have been proved successful are cycling and hitch hiking, o...
Smile! You’re Being Tracked…
Opinion

Smile! You’re Being Tracked…

Last Thursday night saw the premiere of Channel 4’s gripping new series, Hunted, in which members of the public go on the run for 28 days and try to escape detection by the hunters. Aided by high-tech equipment used by the police and security services, they know a surprising amount about how far the fugitives have travelled and this has, as Channel 4 intended, flagged up to us how hard it is to disappear completely in today’s society. What I found incredibly fascinating was the idea that we create patterns. As students we probably have the most freedom of anyone in how we structure our days, but most people tend to have a natural body clock, influencing their sleeping and waking patterns. With the colossal rise of social media, our phones are usually the first and last things we reach f...