This is ‘Why’ Big Brother is ‘watching’ – for now as facial mapping online

The woman was seen at Sainsbury’s in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge

The BBC reports that police may have found a missing woman using CCTV: “Betty Brown, 55, from Gorgie, was last seen getting off a number 3 Lothian Bus in Nicolson Street at 1155 BST on Friday 28 May. She then crossed the street and visited the cash machine at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Nicolson Street. The CCTV footage from Tuesday 24 August is from Sainsbury’s in Stockbridge.”

Sounds great doesn’t it.

The government is using millions of closed circuit television cameras to capture our every move.

The “Missing Betty” got off of a bus, went to an ATM and wandered down the street – all on camera.

How could we lose her? Maybe we need more cameras. Don’t be surprised if that’s the response.

I was reminded of a story discussing how our “facial features were being recorded in an RTA database of drivers license photos that the Government has allowed both state and federal police to access.”

Facial mapping is happening now

Facial mapping is happening now

This Telegraph article revealed how authorities are anxious to dig through images for facial recognition information.

Well, it’s all designed to protect us, isn’t it?

You don’t mind being filmed, tracked and put into a database for the security of the country – do you?

If you recall a Will Smith film entitled Enemy of the State which centered on the concept that individuals are unknowingly allowing themselves to be tracked, photographed and documented.

I know it’s movie, but as Oscar Wilde said some 120 years ago: “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.”

Isn’t that disturbing?

GPS tracking, credit card monitoring, red light cameras, Internet payments and now CCTV – privacy is long gone extinct in Europe. How much is already in place in the US?

I can vouch that this little CCTV is common place at my place of employment “to monitor for theft” I’m sure – not to monitor the staff.

Full story on Betty Brown, possibly found by CCTV:



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