Authorities have objected to surveillance cameras Chinese artitst Ai Wei Wei installed into his home to provide a live feed online. The artist created a website with four cameras showing his studio, over his bed, his desk and in the courtyard of his house as a “gift” to the authorities who have been watching him for years. Wei Wei set up the site weiweicam.com on 3 April the first anniversary of his 2011 disappearance, but was forced to terminate the feed today. He said the livefeed enabled him to reassure police who were worried what he might do.
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