Sometimes the decline in privacy and increase in censorship makes me sad and sometimes angry. On rare occasions it makes me laugh.
The following news made me laugh and I hope you and all at diablog will at least get a smile or grin out of it.
According to the Telegraph – or as Pete calls it ToryGraph – the small town of Royston, Hertfordshire, wants 100% camera surveillance around town (quote):
The system records the number plates of all vehicles passing through the cameras, logging their details in national database for up to five years.
Yes, they want every motorist filmed and all images and data stored for five years. Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984.
By now it is common knowledge and a proven fact, that camera surveiliance DOES NOT prevent crimes. Some recent studies even suggest, cameras attract violent criminals. Beatings at rail way stations seem to happen more often, once cameras are installed.
And all your CCTV systems in the UK didn’t increase security. You are the most camera monitored people in the world and the results are zero, zip, zilch, nada, nothing.
But back to the new Chelm aka Royston. Continue reading “Chelm -> Gotham -> Royston”