Britain, Pioneer in Civilian Surveillance

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The client state of Britain seems to be where the empire tests its next spy tech against civilians, for it is their own people that governments actually fear. Spy cameras on every tree weren’t enough; now there will be drones in the UK skies. Writes Paul Lewis in the Guardian:

Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the “routine” monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.

Then the police need predator drones that can assassinate high-value targets too. Look, sergeant, there’s an antisocial motorist, and he’s a fly-tipper too! Here’s a government missile for him.  BTW, read the whole Guardian story, and thanks to Johnny Strike.

8:18 am on January 23, 2010