Just been reading this report from Privacy International… It pretty much confirms what we already know: that Britain is the surveillance capital of the world.
Well, to be fair, Scotland seems to be doing a bit better than England & Wales (no wonder they want independence). The shear number of CCTV cameras in the UK is staggering, and yet it’s not the safest place to live by a long shot.
The most worrying this is that most people actually seem to welcome the erosion of privacy. A lot seem to buy into the terrorist threat nonsense (hint: you are more likely to kill yourself or die in an accident than die from terrorism, and what’s the point of being safe if you are not also free?) or are just Daily Mail reading morons who want to “clamp down” on everyone else. Exactly how it works in 1984.