[I have long had a beef with the conventional wisdom that recording everyone all the time makes us safer][link]:
>There are exceptions, of course, and proponents of cameras can always cherry-pick examples to bolster their argument. These success stories are what convince us; our brains are wired to respond more strongly to anecdotes than to data. But the data are clear: CCTV cameras have minimal value in the fight against crime.
[link]: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/25/schneier.security.cameras/ “Spy cameras won’t make us safer – CNN.com”