[LINK] Surveillance Society
tomk at unwired.com.au
Sun Mar 1 10:06:05 EST 2009
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Chris Gilbey
> Sent: Sunday, 1 March 2009 7:01 AM
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> Subject: [LINK] Surveillance Society
>³In the last 10 or 15
> years a great deal of surveillance in public and private
> places has been extended without sufficient thought to the
> risks and consequences.
> Full story is at
Actually in the UK - 23 years, for telephone calls from "persons of
And according to Fridays edition of that bastion of reporting - the MX
newspaper, in Australia, Police have announced that they are
implementing fingerprint scans on persons committing what could be
classified as misdemeanours e.g.: swearing and comparing them within 90
seconds to a national database of criminals to prevent young people from
providing false information to police when questioned.
I dont actually remember this legislation passing anywhere.....
And if they're not already in the database - how does this prevent them
from giving false information?
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