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1984 in Britain

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mangoria, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. mangoria

    mangoria Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003 Messages: 153 Likes Received: 0
    Big Brother Britain, 2004
    Four million CCTV cameras watch public. UK has the highest level of surveillance

    12 January 2004

    More than four million surveillance cameras monitor our every move, making Britain the most-watched nation in the world, research has revealed.

    The number of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras has quadrupled in the past three years, and there is now one for every 14 people in the UK. The increase is happening at twice the predicted rate, and it is believed that Britain accounts for one-fifth of all CCTV cameras worldwide. Estimates suggest that residents of a city such as London can each expect to be captured on CCTV cameras up to 300 times a day, and much of the filming breaches existing data guidelines.

    Civil liberties groups complain that the rules governing the use of the cameras in Britain are the most lax in the world. They say that, in contrast to other countries, members of the public are often unaware they are being filmed, and are usually ignorant of the relevant regulations. They also argue that there is little evidence to support the contention that CCTV cameras lead to a reduction in crime rates.

    full story

    edit: did the link wrong
  2. Nic Thamaire

    Nic Thamaire Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 20, 2000 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 9
    going for security reduces liberty,its too late for complain..game over.

    ps:i heard you decided to be sober for 2004!! i cannot believe it!!
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    how many people are watching all the camera feeds?
  4. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    telescreens and newspeak here you come
  5. mangoria

    mangoria Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003 Messages: 153 Likes Received: 0
    as long as walking around town brown bagging it doesn't count :D

    Austin: it doesnt say how many people man them in the article...
  6. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    there is no possible way to walk down oxford st in london without being on CCTV 187532765967764354328653861328654196 times.

    theres even signs about it.
  7. sneak

    sneak Guest

    i knew it! londons fucking covered in the little shits.
    and the feeds are pretty much being watched by someone 24/7
    (not meaning camera's inside shops for example which are taped, but rather the camera on the street to "serve and protect the area")
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    eh, that was a bit on the sarcastic side. I hate cameras as much as everyone else...but one person can only watch so many cameras at one time. I'm sure these people fuck around at work the same as everyone else. I think I'd be asleep within 30 minutes if my job was just to sit there and stare at small ass monitors all day. I think everyone should stage some illegal ish to see what the response time is. I bet a can of aerosol hair spray would do the trick.
  9. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    As a Londoner:
    Yes there are lots of cameras, especially around Oxford Street and the more touristy areas, but the back streets and residential areas arent that bad, and ninja techniques can always be used when writing.
    edit: And anyway, fuck em, I aint going soft, nothings gonna happen anyway. Jackson: Hasnthadabadexperiencetouchwoodoner.