Big story out of China over the overzealous efforts of the Communist Government to wire up the towns and villages with surveillance cameras to keep tabs on ' criminal elements'.. etc..normally placid ordinary folks are starting to gripe about invasion of privacy issues despite the fact that there are no ' privacy laws' in China.. BUT.. The kicker is China isn't the spyingest country in the world.. the place that keeps the biggest squint at its ' law abiding people' is.. wait for it... Great Britain!!.. 4.2 million closed-curcuit surveillance cameras have been installed in Blighty.. more than in any western country!!.. general concensus is that they havev been ' ineffective ' in preventing crime or in making people ' feel ' safer.. but they sure provide lots of footage for the ' reality' and ' candid camera' shows as well as ' adult ' websites..