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Big Brother is watching you, London…

Posted at 1:20 pm, July 8, 2014 in Maps


Need a break? Take ten minutes for a browse of this frankly terrifying LIVE digital data map of central London. See what other people are tweeting IN YOUR BUILDING. Perv on random Instagrammers in Hyde Park. See where all the tube trains are at any given moment. All this overlaid with average salaries, unemployment rates, crime rates, electricity consumption, Boris Bike availability… The list goes on.

Created almost as an experiment to coincide with the release of hacking-based video game ‘Watch_Dogs’, the developers are simply using data which is already freely available to prove the Orwellian surveillance state is already here… and it’s powered by all of us. Or at least those of us with shoddy security settings.

Re-tweet this; go on, we DARE you…

See it now at wearedata.watchdogs.com.

By Andy Hill