Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Big Brother: Watching, Listening And Shouting

Behavioural control agenda continues as cameras will now record our conversations in the street and determine whether we are aggressive
Steve Watson
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

In an amazing story, that was passed over as if completely by-the-by, it was revealed over the weekend that London police and councils are considering monitoring our conversations in the street using high-powered microphones attached to CCTV cameras.

The microphones, which are already in use in the Netherlands, can pick up "aggressive tones" on the basis of 12 factors, including decibel level, pitch and the speed at which words are spoken. They are so advanced that background noise is filtered out, enabling the camera to focus on specific conversations in public places. More here

I'm telling you what-I can't tell if the UK is turning into TeleTubbie Land or if it's more like something out of V for Vendetta.
I only know I don't want to follow that example,but of course, once they do it in the UK, it will be seen as reasonable to the powers that be here in the States.

Where is that Guy Fawkes when you need him most?

Tasha Rhodes libertarian Girl Libertarian Blog


Anonymous said...

Yes, soon they'll be telling us to "stand up and sit down" like the disembodied voice tells the teletubbies

GillTY said...

Anon,but only if they hear you talking about donuts!


ThatGirlTasha said...

Very funny-Maybe they could overwhelm them by shouting bomb bomb jihad whenever they walk by or maybe just cheeseburger cheeseburger would do it.

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