Submitted by Vyralize 743d ago | news

20 million surveillance cameras in China rendered almost useless thanks to smog

Vyralize: Looks like China’s smog problem is finally becoming an issue for their government.

China’s worsening smog situation has become so bad that the 20 million surveillance cameras they’ve installed nationwide may have gone to waste. Scientists now say that smog has become so bad that visibility is sometimes reduced to mere meters. Smog has always been a problem for the Chinese government because it has made surveillance more difficult by the day, but they have ignored the situation by classifying the smog as ‘fog’. (Culture)

Cyfyxtfg  +   743d ago
Lol :(
NarooN  +   743d ago
Lol. Of course they 'ignore' the situation...just like they 'ignore' many others...
That-Guy  +   743d ago
Oh no, no surveillance on the citizens. Only now is this an issue for them.
iceman600  +   743d ago
china sucks
Tzuno  +   743d ago
Time to rob that store full of consoles and video-games. :) who was it?...the smog!!! hoe nooo!!!
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ChrisW  +   743d ago
Why would you want to do that? Almost all of the consoles that are sold in China are knock offs with cheap crappy games.

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Gondee  +   743d ago
Here comes infrared surveillance
wannabe gamer  +   743d ago
umm did u read the article? it says:

"The smog has become so bad that infrared cameras which can easily see through regular fog, have become useless on smoggy days because they can’t penetrate through the smokey particles that linger in the air."
Gondee  +   742d ago
ahaha, I didn't read it. lol
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ChrisW  +   737d ago
Mainland China has 17 nuclear power reactors in operation, 30 under construction, and more about to start construction.

So for the mean time, they'll have to breath through a respirator.
pandehz  +   743d ago
Downed my Martini.

Time to rob the bank...LIKE A BOSS.

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ylwzx3  +   743d ago
First person to develop an anti smog security camera shall be rich.
Soldierone  +   743d ago
"Hey, instead of making a healthy environment so the smog goes away, lets waste money finding ways to see though it!"

"Great idea Bob! This is the same thinking those Americans have!"
kingPoS  +   742d ago
I hadn't known the smog situation was 'that' bad. I can't help but sense an emerging divergence in the future generations.

This don't look good! After all! The environment you live in does have a noted impact.

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