"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

'Enbeeobee' Syndrome

New Boss - Old Boss.

If I hear one more dozy person snigger and say, "Only in America", I'll thcweam and thcweam.

"A van that can drive down the street and look through people's clothes, look into vehicles and even peer into your home? I think that's an invasion of privacy and not what we should be doing..."
Big Brother Watch is, therefore, concerned to hear about the development of the 'Z Backscatter Van', a seemingly-innocuous commercial vehicle able to detect "contraband like explosives, drugs or people in hiding". It also has the ability to "see through clothing and into some buildings".  While use of this technology in the UK may for the time being be restricted to border patrols, it may only be a matter of time until it makes its way into your own High Street.
Are there any takers that these vans will be used for Olympics 2012? Are there any takers that they'll prove to be so 'incredibly effective' in the 'war on terror' that their use will be rolled out into other areas?  Technology is great, but not when it's in the wrong hands and this coalition government is proving to be as feckless and intrusive as the last.

The heads up came from Big Brother Watch
Video news report
Full story HERE

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