They cover British streets like a pox. Wherever you look, you’ll spy one, spying you. On a typical day you can be spied on up to 300 times. Yes, those damned CCTV cameras. And now, it seems, the con is out.The Police recently announced that just 3% of London’s street robberies are solved using CCTV. Placed under the premise of law and order, the reality has turned out to be very different. So why do we have them? Well, the scare tactic allowed us to let it happen. But as to why, that’s easy. It makes us comfortable with the idea of a controlling surveillance society. And once comfortable, other measures soon follow.I guess someone should tell this government Orwell’s 1984 is a novel, not a manual.
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