Nice to see that someone has some sort of conscience.
12 Rubbish bins, aka "recycling pods". have been installed by a private company on one of the busiest streets in city area of London, Cheapside.
To fool the public into accepting this intrusion into their freedom, LCD advertising screens are added. Nice idea!
The company, Renew London admit that the "Pods" only record "extremely limited, encrypted, aggregated and anonymised data" which includes the media
access control address, MAC.
What else could it record, what real purpose does this serve?
It seems that a line is about to be crossed, if this technology becomes common place, assuming they can continue with the idea, in other cities and
In some respects I can see a positive in all this recording of personal detail, including email transmission, but I can also see a way of limiting any
chances of insurrection whether for good or bad.
The company spokesman, Mr Memari, added that" more capabilities could be developed in the future, but that the public would be made aware of any
changes." Not sure they made anyone aware of these bins till now? Any Londoners care to comment?
I am now going back to the telescreen for the next big brother announcement.
Just in case you are not aware of the book!
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