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Privacy

Submission + - Double The Speeding Tickets!

fesseur writes: "

The UK is deploying 4,000 new digital cameras to replace those using film to take pictures of speeding cars. Since the older cameras use up their film after two hundred shots they are expecting 120 million pounds sterling each year to be added to the coffers of the Treasury.

Besides shooting thousands of pictures and monitoring four lanes of traffic, the new cameras "...are also fitted with automatic number-plate recognition technology which alerts police if a wanted vehicle passes." <From The Telegraph> Lets monitor everyone all the time and see where they are and who they are talking to and what they are talking about. What place did George Orwell write about again?

Will 'W' and Company begin to deploy this technology in the USA? Any ideas on how to flux these cameras?
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Microsoft

Submission + - Zone Labs Down? or is MicroSwag denying contact?

fesseur writes: "I have been trying for about 30 minutes to get onto the ZoneLabs web site. I can NOT get either zonelabs or zonealarm to come up on my XP machines. I have tried directly, google, cnet download and yahoo and it is just a big circle of going nowhere and the page coming up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". What's up with that? I can go to any other page I want to. Is MicroSwag stopping it? I don't use the MS firewall. Are they p.o.'ed at me for that? Anyone else out there suffering the same thing?"
Input Devices

Submission + - USB Coupon Scanning, Another KeyFob Of Privacy

fesseur writes: "We all need another keyfob in our pocket or hanging from our belt, and this one will save you money by transferring coupon bar codes from your reliable hometown newspaper right to your favorite grocer, along with who knows what other personal info. An article from FSB Magazine reported on the web at CNNMoney.com. FROM THE ARTICLE: "We're taking the paper out of the cycle," says Chetty, 45, adding that today's coupons pass through eight pairs of hands between the consumer and store reimbursement, a process that can take four months and costs an average of 24 cents a coupon."

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