Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Totalitarianizing of Britain

MI5 seeks powers to trawl records in new terror hunt --Counter-terrorism experts call it a 'force multiplier': an attack combining slaughter and electronic chaos. Now Britain's security services want total access to commuters' travel records to help them meet the threat

16 Mar 2008: Millions of commuters could have their private movements around cities secretly monitored under new counter-terrorism powers being sought by the security services. Records of journeys made by people using smart cards that allow 17 million Britons to travel by underground, bus and train with a single swipe at the ticket barrier are among a welter of private information held by the state to which MI5 and police counter-terrorism officers want access in order to help identify patterns of suspicious behaviour.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:11 pm

    OK! Never fear! I am totally back now.

    You know, being forced to rely on mainstream news for six weeks makes you realise that all they do is recycle the same half dozen meaningless stories, hour after hour, and they call it 24 hour news.