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Britain’s Spy in the Sky

October 27, 2009

Britain Big Brother 102709Ever feel like somebody’s watching you? If you’ve traveled to the UK recently, chances are somebody has.

An article from Sunday’s New York Times: “Britons Weary of Surveillance in Minor Cases” details some troubling surveillance tactics being used in Britain.

According to London’s Evening Standard, more than 10,000 cameras have been set up around the city at a cost of $326 million.

These cameras are being used to monitor comings and goings along the streets,  and to help solve a range of crimes – from pickpocketing and loan-sharking to failing to clean up after a pet.

A controversial law enacted in 2000 allows the authorities to install the cameras. The costs are tangible, both in dollar terms and loss of privacy, but the benefit is less clear: The parts of London with the most cameras have a below-average rate of solving crimes, the Evening Standard says.

Read “Britons Weary of Surveillance in Minor Cases”

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