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LogMeIn is also good, and free for personal use. It works in some setups where TeamViewer has issues.
Unfortunately, it's getting worse and worse.
Take a look at these 2 police recruitment videos: http://boingboing.net/2012/07/07/police-recruitment-videos-from.html Which police force do you want to vote (and pay) for?
Then I thought about the fact that people are fingerprinted upon arrest, and have been for decades. When you come down to it, there really isn't any significant difference between recording fingerprints and recording DNA. If you disagree with recording DNA there's no reason why recording fingerprints before conviction should be acceptable either.
You're right, authorities initially said fingerprints would only be kept for those convicted of a crime. How did that work out?