Sunday, June 17, 2007
Orwell's neighborhood covered in spy-cameras
I just read an article how true his novel 1984 has become !
On the wall outside his former residence (flat number 27B) where Orwell lived until his death in 1950, an historical plaque commemorates the anti-authoritarian author. And within 200 yards of the flat, there are 32 CCTV cameras, scanning every move.
Orwell's view of the tree-filled gardens outside the flat is under 24-hour surveillance from two cameras perched on traffic lights.
The flat's rear windows are constantly viewed from two more security cameras outside a conference centre in Canonbury Place.
In a lane, just off the square, close to Orwell's favourite pub, the Compton Arms, a camera at the rear of a car dealership records every person entering or leaving the pub.
Within a 200-yard radius of the flat, there are another 28 CCTV cameras, together with hundreds of private, remote-controlled security cameras used to scrutinise visitors to homes, shops and offices.
Go to ThisIsLondon to read the complete article !
camera's at traffic lights to record license plats numbers of people running traffic lights, camera's that record automobile speed and license plate numbers of speeders. to cameras all over town to try to catch drug dealers and users and other criminals. a famous american once said "a nation that is willing to sacrafice it's freedom for security deserves neither"
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