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?
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?"
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."