Thursday, 12 January 2006

Destination Police State

The Independent
Britain will be first country to monitor every car journey
"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."

Times Online
Nationwide spy system to track millions of car journeys a day
"The system will automatically alert police if a car is stolen, if road tax has not been paid, if the MoT is out of date or if the driver is uninsured."

Dailly News
'Big Brother' plan for UK road network
"The massive database of 35 million number plates per day will be installed in Hendon, north London, by March 2006 with plans already afoot to increase the storage period to five years."

The Independent
Surveillance UK: why this revolution is only the start
"The new national surveillance network for tracking car journeys, which has taken more than 25 years to develop, is only the beginning of plans to monitor the movements of all British citizens. The Home Office Scientific Development Branch in Hertfordshire is already working on ways of automatically recognising human faces by computer, which many people would see as truly introducing the prospect of Orwellian street surveillance, where our every move is recorded and stored by machines."

Yahoo news
Big Brother' scheme for road network
"Every car journey in Britain will be monitored from next year under a nationwide scheme covering all motorways, main roads, towns, cities, ports and petrol stations, a report said."

Once again we watch quietly while our rights are being gently stolen away.

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