Thursday, December 22, 2005

Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey (via).
Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years.

Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver has made over several years.

The network will incorporate thousands of existing CCTV cameras which are being converted to read number plates automatically night and day to provide 24/7 coverage of all motorways and main roads, as well as towns, cities, ports and petrol-station forecourts.
The government's authoritarian tendencies have been cause for concern for some considerable time. This new scheme would appear to leave us no option but to officially declare that our country is ruled by authoritarian maniacs.

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