Originally posted by Mayson
Assuming something like this was explicitly stated to be legal by the constitution, then what would be your objection to having them potentially listen in on your conversations?
If you don't talk about having done anything criminal, then there's no harm done right?
Originally posted by VinceGG
They are already at it, there was a thread posted around here saying the new Facebook app for android can record audio and video at anytime without consent. I went to update mine and sure enough it was there
Originally posted by ibiubu
Interesting OP, albeit troubling.
Apparently the UK is working on a CCTV camera that can scan you like TSA - from a light post in the street? It's like it's the first stationary robotic cop. Information? Like the big signs they put up on curves that tell everyone that they are going to fast? I can't imagine that is why.
Maybe gun control is to avoid people shooting them out. Much more expensive to fix than their predecessors - the non-talking, useful light in the night.
I Saw one in particular on my regular route on the ground in pieces (pole and all) 4 separate times before they just stopped putting it back up.
They need to institute some "car control" too, then. In one of the cities I lived in a few years back, they installed CameraCops to catch people running red lights. The system was abused (typical!) and before you knew it, their CameraCops were being run over in the middle of the night, from angles NOT coming from the intersection being watched.
Reports indicate that the US military has poured huge sums of money into surveillance drone miniaturization and is developing micro aircraft which now come in a swarm of bug-sized flying spies.