Big Brother is shouting at you

Middlesbrough has fitted some of their CCTV cameras with speakers. I am always amazed that people are willing to tolerate this level of government monitoring and intrusion in their lives. Yes, it is nice to deter criminals and stop anti-social behavior. But what happens when the government starts using this to monitor and identify dissidents? What if there comes a day when the government must be overthrown? We should be careful to not take away all of the tools of the revolution, especially our privacy and anonymity.

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