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Report: London no safer for all its CCTV cameras

By Ian Evans, Correspondent / February 22, 2012 Civil rights group Big Brother Watch has accused Britain of having an out-of-control surveillance culture that is doing little to improve public safety.LondonLondon is considered the most spied-on city in the world, courtesy of its ubiquitous CCTV cameras, purportedly there to reduce crime. But according to a recent report, there's been little or no change in London's crime rates since they were more widely installed in the mid 1980s.

Privacy activists are worried that Britain will become the bleak totalitarian society George Orwell painted in his classic novel “1984,” wher

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Added: Feb-23-2012 Occurred On: Feb-23-2012
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Tags: Safety, Big, Brother, out-of-control, surveillance
Location: London, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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  • More time for crime will help out allot.

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  • I thought BBW meant something else. My bad.

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  • Cameras are forensic, not preventative. That is they may record an offence occuring; in no way do they prevent that offence occurring.

    Given the number of criminals and the number of cameras it is only a tiny percentage of actual offenses that are recorded and an even more tiny percentage of convictions. All convictions require additional evidence beyond the camera evidence.

    For the UK to change that percentage they need vastly more cameras and much more intrusive anti-privacy laws.

    What we h More..

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  • what a terrible place to live, so glad i was born American.

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