This Is the Big Brother, Getting Bigger

London Mayor Ken Livingstone wants to track every car in central London from satellite. The system would be in place in 2015 at the earliest, but will be tested on a few cars before that.

The British Parliament (or the House of Lords or the Queen or somebody!) needs to step in and give freedom a voice in a country with ever-greater government monitoring before it’s too late. One thing is certain (empirically, anyway): once the government starts collecting a piece of information about you, they never stop. How long will it be before an English government actually has Orwellian surveillance capabilities? And how long will it be after that before it begins to use them maliciously?

Posted by Chops at April 20, 2005 12:16 PM