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Originally posted by BillyTheCat
The UK is already the most "watched" society in the civilised world, with more CCTV cameras per head of population, than any other country throughout Europe and the US.
There are new CCTV system trials underway in several towns and cities in the UK using face-recognition software that are able to scan and pinpoint a specific individual from a crowded street of thousands...this combined with the proposed biometric ID card legislation and the current police DNA database (where incidentally you are required by law to give a sample even if you are a 'suspect' or questioned for a process of elimination from a line of enquiry)...security from fundamentalists?? Double-plus good!!
posted by Timski
the current police DNA database (where incidentally you are required by law to give a sample even if you are a 'suspect' or questioned for a process of elimination from a line of enquiry)...
Originally posted by Britguy
Of course, in order to circumvent all the monitoring of phone calls, text messages and emails, the criminals and any terrorists will just resort to verbal communication, face to face, like it used to be before the technology came along. That renders all the proposals pointless.
Originally posted by timski
Irma, i'm guessing that you wouldn't mind being stopped and searched by a squad of police officers because you happen to fit a particular racial or ideological profile...your mobile/landline/emails monitored in case you may be up to something that goes against the grain of the mass opinion...
Originally posted by Bulldog 52
This is happening now the people at GCHQ and Mendwith Hill already moniter your phone and internet.