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Sep 25th 2009

Pace of ID card roll-out increases

Although ignored by the national press this morning, featured here and here, is the news that skilled foreign workers are to get ID cards three months early after Home Secretary Alan Johnson struck a deal with the post office. Immigrants will be provided their ID cards for free from UK Border Agency offices, while existing foreign […]

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Sep 25th 2009

Control Orders

Yesterday brought the news that another person subject to a Control Order has been released after the Government declined to make known to him the reasons that he has been detained. It is a standing affront to the rule of law that anyone’s liberty is curtailed without knowing the details of the charges against them. […]

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Sep 24th 2009

Bus CCTV cameras to predict criminals?

Both the BBC and the Daily Telegraph are today running the story that a team from Queen’s University Belfast are developing a new generation of ISIS (Integrated Sensor Information System) CCTV cameras which could effectively predict criminals by mapping out suspicious behaviour and alerting authorities when passengers conform to their predetermined movements – not dissimilar to […]

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Sep 24th 2009

In case you missed it…Project Indect

Project Indect – the very name sounds Orwellian – was revealed last weekend by Open Europe and the Sunday Telegraph to be a five year research programme ‘to develop computer programmes which act as "agents" to monitor and process information from web sites, discussion forums, file servers, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers.’ As well […]

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