I ran across a couple disturbing surveillance articles (Wired News)…
British Surveillance Monitors Everyone, Everything
Amid growing concerns about the U.S. government spying on its citizens, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that, when it comes to invading its people’s privacy, nobody beats Britain. In a move apparently designed to prove this point brilliantly, the U.K. has developed a plan to monitor every car trip taken in the country by way of camera surveillance. Since there are already about ten video cameras mounted on every intersection in the greater London area, all they’ve got to do is start tracking license plate numbers as they pass by each camera, letting Her Majesty’s Secret Service know exactly where each of her royal subjects is headed at any given time. The surveillance database is expected to maintain records of every citizen’s motoring habits over a five-year period.
Where You At? (Big Brother May Be Following Your Every Move)
In a decision made all the more poignant by the Bush administration’s recent domestic spying debacle, a U.S. district court in New York ruled last week that law enforcement may now use your cellular network to track your movements without a court order. If it wasn’t already an established fact, the notion of privacy is now officially meaningless. The EFF is up in arms, as expected, but should you be, too? Read more HERE.