Police use of ‘Ring of Steel’ is disproportionate and must be reviewed | ICO news release

New type hampshire Police vehicles (Front) Fit...

New type hampshire Police vehicles (Front) Fitted with ANPR (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CCTV cameras

CCTV cameras (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The London congestion charge scheme uses 230 c...

The London congestion charge scheme uses 230 cameras and ANPR to help monitor vehicles in the charging zone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Two fixed-view security cameras, and ...

English: Two fixed-view security cameras, and lights, at an industrial park at Almondsbury, Bristol, England. Taken by Adrian Pingstone in September 2004 and released to the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Thanks John Gelmini for bringing this story to my attention.

John advised me:

What was done in Royston is part of a bigger plan to link up all roads and put facial recognition cameras and ANPR on all of them so that motorists can be tracked wherever they go.

The plans have not gone away because of this notice

What ever happened to privacy in the UK?

Any thoughts?

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A True Fracking Story – UK Take Heed – Part 3

Against fracking 01

Against fracking 01 (Photo credit: Bosc d’Anjou)

In case you missed the first and second blogs, this a series of blogs about the reality of fracking. Fracking is coming to the UK soon, perhaps to your neighbourhood.

Let me again introduce Pit, who is a German expat who lives in Southern Texas. In this series of blogs, Pit describes his feelings as they started fracking across the road from his house in Texas.

Perhaps, the technology might be slightly different in the UK, but this is likely to be what happens when fracking arrives in town.

Here are links to some of Pit’s blogs, published early in 2012:

The well across the Highway

Drilling Done

For a Few Days

Fracking and Air Pollution

Thanks Pit!

Also, once again, thanks to the efforts of David Cameron’s Government, fracking will be  coming to rural England soon.

Any thoughts?

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