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.
Big Brother is shouting at you