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Freedom of Movement to be Watched

Spy centre will track you on holiday -Times Online

THE government is building a secret database to track and hold the international travel records of all 60m Britons.
The intelligence centre will store names, addresses, telephone numbers, seat reservations, travel itineraries and credit card details for all 250m passenger movements in and out of the UK each year.

So inured have we become to the creeping approach of a total surveillance society that we will just shrug and turn the page to this news...


It certainly wasn't a surprise. And it was tucked away on page 6 or something. There is also an organisation that will monitor "extremist" political parties. No comment from any newspaper on either of these stories, just casually reported. Perhaps the deluge of snow makes this a good weekend for burying bad news.

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