Predator keeping close eye on you

BOURNEMOUTH has led the way in the past 25 years or so when it comes to CCTV technology.

The town was the first to introduce an urban network of closed circuit security cameras back in the 1980s and attracted a fair amount of publicity.

Now the system has been upgraded with 30 new Predators, which look like something out of a movie – hence their name presumably.

The details of what they do and how they do it are contained in the news story on page 2. But their arrival is bound to spark some debate on the rights and wrongs of the surveillance state – the stuff of countless conspiracy theories. Some people object to the fact that they are caught on camera pretty much wherever they go in towns and cities these days.

Others take the view, as we do, that they are a deterrent to crime and a big help in detecting it. If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

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10:25am Sat 8 Dec 12

RingSpanner says...

"If you aren't doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about."

Sounds like The Echo is trotting out that well known "If you have nothing to hide" fallacy. It makes you look rather simple.
I suggest you search for "If you have nothing to hide" on you search engine of choice.
"If you aren't doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about." Sounds like The Echo is trotting out that well known "If you have nothing to hide" fallacy. It makes you look rather simple. I suggest you search for "If you have nothing to hide" on you search engine of choice. RingSpanner
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2:04pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Richard 1976 says...

If it helps fight the war against Johnny Scrotebag then I've no problem with CCTV. All part of the modern world and progress.
If it helps fight the war against Johnny Scrotebag then I've no problem with CCTV. All part of the modern world and progress. Richard 1976
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6:02pm Sun 9 Dec 12

rayc says...

Beware of council's getting powers. Many have been banned from accessing the DVLA driver records due to irregularities and unauthorised searches.
Beware of council's getting powers. Many have been banned from accessing the DVLA driver records due to irregularities and unauthorised searches. rayc
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8:04pm Sun 9 Dec 12

gti90* says...

modern world and progress absolute garbage!! one day when we are electronically tagged and chipped with the government knowing what time we take a s*it each day you lot will be happy the revolution is starting and there WILL be word war 3
modern world and progress absolute garbage!! one day when we are electronically tagged and chipped with the government knowing what time we take a s*it each day you lot will be happy the revolution is starting and there WILL be word war 3 gti90*
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8:05pm Sun 9 Dec 12

gti90* says...

*world war 3
*world war 3 gti90*
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8:07pm Sun 9 Dec 12

gti90* says...

THE ILLUMINATI ARE COMING
THE ILLUMINATI ARE COMING gti90*
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1:17pm Mon 10 Dec 12

coster says...

And you call this progress?.
And you call this progress?. coster
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