Phone Use Disciplining Phone Use

This article is a few weeks old now, but I found the various aspects of mobility and media pretty interesting and at least tangentially related to this week’s readings in terms of camera phone use and surveillance:

“The Toronto Transit Commission wants you to quit playing paparazzi with its employees.

The please-don’t-play-gotcha request comes after at least three TTC drivers were caught on camera this week by shocked passengers who observed them texting or chatting on cellphones while operating buses.

‘We ask that people not do that,’ TTC spokesman Brad Ross said Friday. ‘We don’t require photographic evidence to discipline drivers. Cameras in the face of operators can escalate a situation that doesn’t need to be escalated.’” Link to the rest of the story.

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