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British Surveillance Monitors Everyone, Everything

Amid growing concerns about the U.S. government spying on its citizens, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that, when it comes to invading its people’s privacy, nobody beats Britain. In a move apparently designed to prove this point brilliantly, the U.K. has developed a plan to monitor every car trip taken in the country by way of camera surveillance. Since there are already about ten video cameras mounted on every intersection in the greater London area, all they’ve got to do is start tracking license plate numbers as they pass by each camera, letting Her Majesty’s Secret Service know exactly where each of her royal subjects is headed at any given time. The surveillance database is expected to maintain records of every citizen’s motoring habits over a five-year period.

[Via Gizmag]