Security cameras are a great for a number of different reasons. They can protect you from intruders, help catch lazy postal workers and even escaping prisoners. But there's a limit to being under constant surveillance.
One man in North Carolina has decided to put up an unsightly big blue tarp around his entire house in order to stop his neighbor's security cameras from looking into his yard and house.
Does that seem a little drastic to you? The man, Tony Jones told WSOCTV, "It stopped any of our friends from coming here ... They just don't want to be recorded."
Jones and his friends are in good company. Bill Gates has patented technology to stop Google Glass from recognizing you, celebrities started a rally to stop NSA surveillance, and Yosemite National Park has outright banned drones. That's just a few examples.
Others in the neighborhood are understandably upset, calling the tarp an eyesore and bad for the area.
Jones told WSOCTV that he also emailed the Gaston County commissioners asking for stricter privacy rules, but there's nothing they can really do about it.
"It's unfortunate. We hope in this situation people can work together and find something for the common good. Because they are neighbors," said Commissioner Chad Brown.
What do you think? Is Jones justified in putting up the tarp? Let me know what you think by posting in the comments below.