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Britain is 'Big Brother' society: on yahoo news

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posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:25 AM

by Phil Hazlewood 17 minutes ago
LONDON (AFP) - Britain is becoming a "surveillance society", where CCTV cameras, credit card analysis and travel movements are being used to track people's lives minute by minute, a report published suggested..


The 140-page document, produced by academic group the Surveillance Studies Network, warns that by 2016 people's lives will be monitored even more than they are now by the government, the public sector and also big business.

Britain, which has up to 4.2 million CCTV cameras, about one for every 14 people, was ranked as the Western world's leading society where surveillance was "endemic" -- alongside countries such as China and Russia.

read the whole story at Yahoo

Is this what we want?

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:42 AM
The forgot to mention the microchiped rubbish bins.

Or the plans to chip cars and charge road taxes.

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:45 AM
Was anyone complaining when the cameras were going up? I'm wondering how easy it was to transition it all in place and if the general public is accepting of it. How do they feel about being watched?

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:49 AM

By Matthew Jones 53 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is becoming a surveillance society where individuals are filmed hundreds of times a day by security cameras and where firms "data mine" to build customer profiles, its information commissioner said on Thursday.

Richard Thomas said more and more personal information is being collected both by government agencies and commercial organisations and that people need to be aware of the dangers.

"We are now waking up to a surveillance society. It is not just cameras on the street and things like that -- it is technology monitoring our movements, our activities," Thomas told BBC radio.

"Every time we use a mobile phone, use our credit cards, go online to search on the Internet, go electronic shopping, drive our cars, more and more information is being collected."

Thomas, a government-appointed official who reports to parliament on matters of privacy and public openness, said Britons were leaving an "electronic footprint" and that a debate is needed in order for clear lines to be drawn as to what is acceptable.

read more at Yahoo news

The secret societies are creating their perfect world.
You have to see that. Do your research and spread the information, know we can. Because the internet will change. That is also their plan.

It's very important to understand what is going on. If you see the bigger picture you know we have to do something right know. We have to change the world. Start with yourself and spread the goodness.

History has a lot of truth and lies. But if you investigate our history with the secret societies on your mind it will get clear.

I sugest everyone to also look into the Mayan Calendar. You can find the secrets of the mayan calendar unveiled on google video. And dr Callemans book: The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness

We are on a path to a better world. It goes straith through chaos, terror and war. But we will become stronger because of evolution of consciousness.

[edit on 2-11-2006 by buddhaLight]

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:55 AM
Why doesn't anyone protest against them building country sized prisons.
Because this accusation is rediculous. Offcourse it is!!

Everything they do is rediculous. That's why nobody puts any attention to it. It's unbelievable to be true.

I don't ask you to follow my idea's.
i just hope everyone with good intentions for all humanity will open their eyes once upon a time in near future.

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 06:56 AM
Yep and on top of this they want to have a register of everyones DNA......looks like the book 1984 was only a 22 years off the mark

British DNA register for evryone

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 08:34 AM
Speaking from many years of experience within the corporate security sector, CCTV does NOT prevent crime, it merely records it.
This often touted rubbish that more and more cameras will reduce crime is complete bunk. If you are the victim of a crime in an area where cameras are located, the police will check video footage but it's hit and miss as to whether there will be anything useful.
The operators do not sit there watching every camera. For everything of interest they may see in real time, they may miss 10 other events while their attention is focused elsewhere.

Thousands of speed cameras on our roads do not prevent accidents or drugged/drunk/dangerous drivers, they simply record that someone has driven too fast past that particular camera.

As has already been mentioned, with plans for even more CCTV, biometric ID cards - probably carrying RFID tags - and GPS enabled transponders in all cars, the government really is looking at a total surveillance society. There will be no getting away from it.
Ok, so we will not actually have someone actively sitting watching what we do every minute of the day, but the infrastructure will be in place to facilitate that should someone say or do something to piss off those in power. Let's not forget that those in power decide who is a threat to them, so even holding a peaceful protest or actively speaking out against their policies could have you branded a terrorist and a danger to society. Once tagged as a threat they WILL be able to track you.

I find it infuriating to hear people saying "if you have nothing to hide then why worry?". Well, if our own leaders have nothing to hide then why do they increasingly classify more and more under secrecy / National security laws? I sure would like to have the same level of scrutiny and access to their actions as they have over mine

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 10:10 AM

Why doesn't anyone protest against them building country sized prisons.

Well actually Buddahlight, by percentage population the USA's prison population far outranks the UK's, the UK have only around 80,000 prison places per 60,000,000 people, compared to the USA's 2,000,000 per 300,000,000.

There has been much concern over prison places getting full, and short sentences being handed out as a result. The government is actually proposing anything BUT increasing the number of prisons, as there just isn't enough money in the treasury. They plan to let thousands of criminals out of jail, for 'community rehabilitation' schemes via electronic tags.

Situations are never as simple as they appear.

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 10:42 AM

Are we just going to stand idly by and let this happen?

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 10:48 AM

even the BBC are starting to wake up and post pieces about it! Its got to be bad if a liberal propaganda machine of the state starts to sit up and notice!

Richard Thomas, who said he raised concerns two years ago, spoke after research found people's actions were increasingly being monitored.

Researchers highlight "dataveillance", the use of credit card, mobile phone and loyalty card information, and CCTV.

Monitoring of work rates, travel and telecommunications is also rising.

Surveillance society - full report
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There are up to 4.2m CCTV cameras in Britain - about one for every 14 people.

But surveillance ranges from US security agencies monitoring telecommunications traffic passing through Britain, to key stroke information used to gauge work rates and GPS information tracking company vehicles, the Report on the Surveillance Society says.

It predicts that by 2016 shoppers could be scanned as they enter stores, schools could bring in cards allowing parents to monitor what their children eat, and jobs may be refused to applicants who are seen as a health risk.[/exe]

This is scary stuff people, especially the key logging, the uSA watching us as well, and big business snooping for all its worth!

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 11:40 AM
If they really have that amount of camera's
and they have licenceplate recognition technology link
And they have facial recognition technology link

Imagin the possibilities!!

[edit on 2-11-2006 by buddhaLight]

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 11:48 AM

Originally posted by kuhl
Yep and on top of this they want to have a register of everyones DNA......looks like the book 1984 was only a 22 years off the mark

I,ll give mine freely... if Jessica Alba come to collect it in person

posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 12:00 PM
Hate to tell you this, but they probably can watch you taking a dunk in the bathroom.
Think about it...look at google earth, Im sure they have live, real-time survelliance that sees through walls. (yes technically possible)

This is all a game, from politics John Kerry goofing up at the last minute before mid-term elections, to big-brother...something bigger is going on and they have us looking where they want us to. (including conspiracies.)

Look beyond it all..banish fear, and you will get where they dont want you.
Sound boring, but that seems to be about the sum of the situation.



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