UK Cameras Fitted With Speakers

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Aron Schatz
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December 26, 2006
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This seems like a particular movie that I like to speak about, doesn't it? I reported about this before, but it is so bad that I need to bring it up again. Attaching speakers to cameras will allow the government to actively police every single person in a bad way. This is not how society should function. There needs to be personal interaction. Talk about invasion of privacy.

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During the past decade, the government has spent 500 million pounds ($1 billion) on spy cameras and now has one for every 14 citizens, according to a September report prepared for Information Commissioner Richard Thomas by the Surveillance Studies Network, a panel of U.K. academics. Who's In Charge? At a single road junction in the London borough of Hammersmith, there are 29 cameras run by police, government, private companies and transport agencies. Police officers are even trying out video cameras mounted on their heads. "We've got to stand back and see where technology is taking us,'' said Thomas, whose job is to protect people's privacy. "Humans must dictate our future, not machines.''

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