Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 11 19:11:03 UTC 2006

When did this arrive?  It seems to have been
talked about in Wikipedia in March 2004.

 From another list:
>Surveillance, from the French for "watching
>over," refers to the monitoring of people by
>some higher authority — the police, for
>insttance. Now there's sousveillance, or
>"watching from below." It refers to the reverse
>tactic: the monitoring of authorities
>Blair, for instance) by informal networks of
>regular people, equipped with little more than
>cellphone cameras, video blogs and the desire to
>remain vigilant against the excesses of the powers that be.


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