Reuters (via Yahoo!) is running a story about the apparent revival of the town of East Orange, New Jersey. The revial is said to be attributable to the pervasive use of surveillance cameras, gunshot detectors and a virtual citizens' patrol that allows residents to use police cameras to view their own neighbourhoods. According to the article, the technology was provided virtually free by its manufacturer, which hopes to use East Orange as an example of what their technology can do. See: Big Brother cleans up crime - Yahoo! News.