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We are watching you

Big Brother is shouting at you | the Daily Mail

Big Brother is not only watching you - now he's barking orders too. Britain's first 'talking' CCTV cameras have arrived, publicly berating bad behaviour and shaming offenders into acting more responsibly.
The system allows control room operators who spot any anti-social acts - from dropping litter to late-night brawls - to send out a verbal warning: 'We are watching you'. ...

Law-abiding shopper Karen Margery, 40, was shocked to hear the speakers spring into action as she walked past them.
Afterwards she said: 'It's quite scary to realise that your every move could be monitored - it really is like Big Brother.
'But Middlesbrough does have a big problem with anti-social behaviour, so it is very reassuring.'

Reassuring - not the word I would have used...

Hattip Kim

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I was also quite surprised to walk past a bus stop the other day with an interactive advert inside the shelter. Probably been around a while, but it's the first time I've seen them. I wonder if they'll be putting cctv in bus stops as well?

Incredible that this is going on in England, and will probably be here, soon. Does anyone know how to stop it? I mean, aside from turning back to The Church, which used to protect us from excessive government. catholicfundamentalism.com has some suggestions, but a non-religious approach is preferred by many.

"The system allows control room operators who spot any anti-social acts - from dropping litter to late-night brawls - to send out a verbal warning: 'We are watching you'. ..."

OK, who landed the contract with 'Candid Camera' for the footage of the first drunken chav yelling back "Oi! You talkin' to me! I'll sort you out!"

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