Saturday, December 24, 2005

Big Brother is here

The UK is fast forwarding to becoming a police state. The latest installment of this sorry tale is the news that we're to get a system whereby the movements of all vehicles will be tracked and the data maintained in a national database for a minimum of two years.

There are already plans afoot to extend the storage period to five years. The police are also in talks with supermarkets and petrol stations to incorporate their feeds into the system. The police say that this will be a boon for "crime prevention".

How long before they add facial recognition to the system and feed in CCTV from all public places and private businesses? For the greater good of course.

Hat tip to Survival Blog.

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