* Posts by Tim Hines

7 posts • joined 19 Mar 2009

Home Office is cruising for a lawsuit over police use of face recog tech

Tim Hines

Re: feature creepy

As mentioned elsewhere there only seem to be references to the article (see also

http://www.globalresearch.ca/intelligence-led-surveillance-and-britains-police-state-the-manufacture-of-mass-surveillance-by-consent/5354494). I think it's the same Steve Connor who is now Science Editor of the Independent. He also has done articles with Duncan Campbell.

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Tim Hines

Re: feature creepy

God, it's been a long time since what I think was the first ANPR test on the Watery Lane overbridge just north of junction 5 on the M1. I remember going to have a peer through the window of the Portakabin just down the hill at the Prime minicomputer running the system. Mid 70s if I recall correctly. New Scientist had an article at the time which raised some questions about the privacy implications.

Edit: I see the article was 12th January 1984 by Steve Connor, so my memory was only a decade out!

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Cameron co-opts UK mobile industry for EU Remain campaign

Tim Hines

1987, surely

The Bonn agreement was 1987, not 1997. Coincidentally, I'd only just read that in the excellent Information Age exhibit at the Science Museum today.

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Smartphone hard, dudes, like it’s the end of the world!

Tim Hines

Er... there's South Mimms, Lakeside and Clacket Lane if you go round the east side, and Cobham if you go round the west.

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HTC HD2 'pink blob' patch produced

Tim Hines
Thumb Up

SMS update too ...

Looks like they have put an SMS update on the website, along with a ROM upgrade:

http://www.htc.com/uk/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=297&act=sd&cat=all

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Bucks village repels Street View spycar

Tim Hines
Black Helicopters

It's a bit late!

Too late, Microsoft Live has some very clear bird's eye view of Broughton Village:

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=sp7r30gy7tm6&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=22145223&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&where1=milton%20keynes&encType=1

Interesting parking (see top left) ...

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Google Street View hits UK streets

Tim Hines

There's Wally

That wasn't as hard as I thought it might be!

http://tinyurl.com/dk2gof

Full version:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=putney,+uk&sll=37.331663,-122.03035&sspn=45.488111,64.160156&ie=UTF8&ll=51.46386,-0.215499&spn=0.00881,0.015664&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.463944,-0.215446&panoid=aTUlkjN4ZDh_2sWaOxjDPg&cbp=12,108.92165653818441,,1,18.931506849315052

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