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Re: zero-knowledge protocols--Russia ... addenda

Not exactly off-topic [these one below is a far *cousin*]:

Russia ... well:

    Six US cities tamper with traffic cameras for profit
    March 2008

    [S]ix U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the amber cycles
    below what is allowed by law on intersections equipped with cameras meant
    to catch red-light runners. The local governments in question have ignored
    the safety benefit of increasing the yellow light time and decided to
    install red-light cameras, shorten the yellow light duration, and collect
    the profits instead.

Etc. (The world is tiny, seemingly.)

And from a comment to the article above:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? [Who watches the watchmen?]

Good question, and not even a modern one by surplus.

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