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Well, that’s frightening

The Independent:

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.

3 Responses to “Well, that’s frightening”

  1. The Pathetic Earthling Says:

    That’s the day I take off my license plates and eat the occasion fix-it ticket. Big Brother in a squad car. How can the English stand this shit?

  2. cube Says:

    do they think this is going to help their problems?

    Cameras can be disabled fairly easily.

    A system that large will have lots of bugs in it.

    OCR (optical character recognition) really is not that great, and will require many man hours to sort the false postivites from the real thing. Once you included eviormental factors, smog, heat disortioin, dirt, and rain, i can’t see the system being that effective.

    While the english, could fight back they have been pretty much disarmed, so there is little chance that will happen.

  3. markm Says:

    In this case, you don’t need guns to fight back – just a handful of mud.