Britain to Track Every Car Trip

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  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/transport/article334686.ece
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Holy. ****ing. ****.

    That is as impressive as it is scary.

    Bastards.
     
  3. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Surveillance is everywhere in that country. How long will the bedrooms remain private?
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    But the information isn't the problem - its how its used. And for a long time I'll be that law enforcement is going to love this. It probably would have been better if it wasn't publicized.

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  5. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how much this program will cost British taxpayers...
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Yes it is a little scary, The average person in London is photographed like 300 times per day. Lucky that stuff hasn't really been put in the northern-ish cities
     
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    They probably have tons of money ready for it, our taxes are brutal
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That or speed camera fines finance it...:rolleyes:
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    And so I'm photographed 300 times a day... it makes no difference at all to my life. It's no big deal.

    If anything, it makes me feel safer if it helps identify and stop idiots like this.
     
  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I like this idea.

    In murder trials, this could implicate or free suspects. Keeps everyone safe.



    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  11. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I never said it was bad, its just the idea of "Big Brother" watching over everything you do some people dont like it.
     
  12. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    For all the potential benefits concerning safety and solving crime, there are always opportunities for abuse and the continuing erosion of privacy concerns.
     
  13. Loge macrumors 68020

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    And we can expect significant reductions in our motor insurance premiums once it becomes impossible to steal a car without being seen. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Am I just cynical or do I just have no confidence in the govt IT contractors to produce a reliable working system within the budget they've entered?
     
  15. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    No your not cynical,see the billions lost in IT by NHS,Inland revenue DVLA and on and on.Using Windows for the new Aircraft Carriers was a masterstroke.
     
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    No. Far from it. :confused:
     
  18. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    No not yet (at least my understanding of Fascism)it is however squeezing civil liberties pretty hard.One of their ideas was to use facial recognition software in the east end of london to catch criminals,complete failure of course but hey its not their money.The tracking car plates idea will go the same way,it'll bugger up those with nothing to hide while those that want to will have already thought of a way round it.
     
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    A CCTV system was installed in the last 10years in our town centre and we were assured that the footage, both live and recorded, would not be viewed by anyone outside the secure control room unless it was being used as evidence in court. However I know for a fact that any officer, or civilian support worker, can wander in to the control room at any time and that often officers would flock their for showings of the previous nights footage of couples in doorways etc.

    Much as I don't have any problem with CCTV 'cause I don't do anything that CCTV should be interested in I have to say that Police are not trust-worthy enough to be allowed the power they have let alone more power.
     
  20. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    :eek: Wow Big Brother, the Police state. monitoring all, whats next camera's in your homes? chips on you? control freaks in govt wont stop. Amazing. You have become like Nazi Germany as far as personal freedom. sad shister!:eek:
     
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Maybe I need to explain the reference. Remember the infamous "Are we fascist yet?" thread? Seems to me at that point some Britons were perfectly willing to endorse that proposition that the U.S. already is a fascist state.

    So I thought it was a fair question.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This is insane. Who's to say this info couldn't be altered somehow? I mean, we all know the power of technology.
     
  23. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It is a fair question IJ,given that historians have a widely varying idea of fascism its a near useless term.I personally don't believe social control in the UK is anywhere near that of the US,but hey give us time.
    Edit I don't mean us I mean the bloody buggering politicians.
     
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    that made me smile. i shall consider it my xmas gift.
     
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    IN America, we already losing it

    Bush and his Anti-Gay views.:(
     

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