Reply to post: Planning permission? The Gov'ner of Britains' Open Prison just got a bigger footprint/extension.

Police create mega crime database to rule them all. Is your numberplate in it? Could be

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Planning permission? The Gov'ner of Britains' Open Prison just got a bigger footprint/extension.

So if we'd had this technology 25 years ago and we could go back and instantly access past public HD video surveillance, would DC's said exploits of Fcuking a Dead Pig's head change anything or would it be pushed under the carpet?

The problem will all this surveillance is 'you and I' don't control what becomes public knowledge, what triggers some action (or doesn't) so you are no safer than you would be without it, probably less so. 'Nothing to hide, nothing to fear' is naive.

Sometimes disasters change the narrative (human nature), that's far too persuasive, even with 'blanket surveillance' to ignore, hence they will always happen.

Sometimes that will be from selectively ignoring things (as above) to change that narrative. Its also self perpetuating, 'better intelligence' pinpointing the optimum time to change the narrative - so, manipulated situations to change the narrative become far easier to construct.

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