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Big Brother facial recognition cameras being rolled out in NCP car parks

Posted By admin On August 6, 2010 @ 3:50 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Aug 6, 2010

British citizens are the most watched people on Earth. Each UK citizen is caught on camera an average of 3,000 times a week.

And it’s about to get worse.

New facial recognition cameras are now being trialled in car parks in a bid to identify potential car thieves.

NCP is testing the controversial ‘Big Brother’ cameras in a number of Manchester car parks.

Footage of people entering the company’s car parks will be automatically scanned. Their faces will be checked to see if they match pictures of known or suspected car thieves held on the company’s own database. 

NCP says the system will allow staff to protect vehicles by taking early action against crooks.   But privacy campaigners have slammed the use of the technology – which will see thousands of ordinary car park users snapped and electronically analysed – saying it is invasive.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1300810/Big-Brother-facial-recognition-cameras-rolled-NCP-car-parks.html

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[4] School installs £9,000 facial recognition cameras to stop students turning up late… and teachers could be next target: http://www.prisonplanet.com/school-installs-9000-facial-recognition-cameras-to-stop-students-turning-up-late-and-teachers-could-be-next-target.html

[5] Facial-recognition technology used to catch identity thieves: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facial-recognition-technology-used-to-catch-identity-thieves.html

[6] Google goes off-road: Now it straps Street View cameras to TRICYCLES to look around parks and footpaths: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-goes-off-road-now-it-straps-street-view-cameras-to-tricycles-to-look-around-parks-and-footpaths.html

[7] The school with 100 spy cameras: ‘Big Brother’ system watches pupils everywhere: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-school-with-100-spy-cameras-big-brother-system-watches-pupils-everywhere.html

[8] FBI sued over secretive facial recognition program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-sued-over-secretive-facial-recognition-program.html

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