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UK Roadside Fingerprint Scanner Trial

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posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 06:48 PM
Police in the UK are trialing a new hand-held fingerprint scanner. The roadside device will send results from the police database in under 5mins to the boys in blue. At present the scheme can only take voluntarily fingerprints from members of the public.
Police hope the Lantern device will save time and money by allowing them to identify suspects on the roadside without having to take them to the station.

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This is where is gets interesting. There already exists a system in the UK to track vehicles numberplates using cameras on bridges, so the powers that be can track what vehicle has been where, recently this has been extended to shopping car-parks, pertol station forecourts. Is this the next stage to build up a database of who is actually driving the car? Shopping centers are in uk are using phone technology to track how long you spend in a certain shop, where does it end?

Big Brother by 2010? - no chance, its already here.

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[edit on 22-11-2006 by ewan]
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[edit on 23-11-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 07:49 PM
This and the RFID in every parts of the cars, the electronic devices for drunk drivers, the ID cards, the cameras... Big Brother is here, and I'm moving away from any ``axis of big brother`` country soon.


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