A rather pro-surveillance article from CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/08/31/constantsurveillance.ap/index.html Points to note: 4.2 million cameras, 58 million people - one camera per 14 people! CCTV does not prevent crime (better street lighting is around 5x as effective), takes manpower from proper policing, and encourages the Plod to treat policing rather like the fire brigade treats fire. As for the article, some of the quotes read like articles from Pravda, e.g. "Instead of being perceived as an Orwellian intrusion, the cameras in Britain ... were hailed as the people's technology, a friendly eye in the sky, not Big Brother but a kindly and watchful uncle or aunt,"... And the People welcomed Comrade Blunkett's wise speech about the need to root out and execute all dissenters in the workplace, in the Furtherance of the Ideals of NuLab! All Hail Big Blunkett!!! Is it just me, or is Britain becoming an unpleasant police state, where an accusation of racism/islamophobia/homophobia is treated more seriously than burglary/assault?