Archive for the ‘Big Brother’ Category

24/7 CCTV surveillance in family homes

3 August 2009

The Express reports a sinister programme instituted by none other than raving commie lunatic Ed Balls.

THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

The nightmare of 1984 has arrived, courtesy of glassy-eyed Fabian, Ed Balls. No doubt, these families will face censure for “impure” thoughts when they express themselves to their families and friends.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Can we assume that these “security guards” will be CRB checked? Has Balls been CRB checked?

Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.

But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 – a potential total bill of £400million.

Ministers hope the move will reduce the number of youngsters who get drawn into crime because of their chaotic family lives, as portrayed in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless.

Put more police on the streets, get rid of the tick-box targets culture, health and safety bolleaux, risk assessments and send more people to prison. That’s all you need to do to stop crime, you power-crazed freak.

Sin bin projects operate in half of council areas already but Mr Balls wants every local authority to fund them.

He said: “This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem. There should be Family Intervention Projects in every local authority area because every area has families that need support.”

That’s not “support”, that’s control. Black is white, freedom is slavery.

But Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: “This is all much too little, much too late.

The Tories, will be expanding this evil programme?

Cross-posted

Update:

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out – because I was not a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me –
and by then there was no one left to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Swedes to demonstrate over Big Brother EU surveillance body

14 July 2009

Dagens Nyheter reports that Stockholm expects to see some major demonstrations in Sweden this week when EU ministers meet under the Swedish Presidency; the Chinese and Iranian embassies fear unrest.

The police put their number [demonstrations] at about 30.

The EU Justice, Home Affairs and Migration Ministers (JHA Council, a centralised EU body) will discuss the “Stockholm Programme” involving the surveillance of migrants – including asylum seekers. Various civil liberties groups are greatly concerned about invasion of privacy which this would entail and suspect that certain groups would be explicitly targeted for profiling, under the guise of a terrorist threat.

I expect a major part of the surveillance involves the means of collection and storage of personal relational and behavioural data in the EU’s mega surveillance database, which I blogged on earlier.

The Expressen newspaper argues that the Stockholm Programme risks becoming a “milestone on the road towards a more repressive Big Brother-EU“. It complains that it only discovered the plans via a leak and that, as usual, the public is not told about controversial EU plans until it is too late to stop them.

The Swedes are wising up to the EU’s modus operandi. The French weren’t told that their constitution had to be amended to allow their government to ratify the Lisbon Treaty – the information only became apparent to most on the day the wretched thing was ratified. Weren’t they miffed about that?

EU data centre to have €100 million budget

14 July 2009

Ever wonder why G20 nations are all compiling databases on their citizens, at the same time? In the US, they call it “profiling” and currently being targeted are libertarians and conservatives – or anyone who doesn’t like Obama’s policies.

Brown has evidently been following orders.

El Mundo covers a report in Der Spiegel saying that the EU is preparing to establish a data centre which holds sensitive personal information. The article notes that the centre has a budget of €100 million and will unite data centres which currently function independently.

It will be called the “Agency for the management of large IT systems in the field of liberty, security and justice“.

Given the EU’s propensity to doublespeak, hiding it’s true intentions, it might better be named “Agency for the mismanagement of large spy database for entrapment and injustice“.

German liberal MEP Alexander Alvaro said “centralising such a gigantic quantity of different data only makes sense if they want to create profiles of people“.

Quite. Why might they want to do that?

Bill bans forced identity chip implants

7 July 2009

At last, some sanity in our nightmarish Big Brother world – forced microchip implants are to be banned in the US.

Invasion of privacy is an issue that really gets under State Rep. Babette Josephs’ skin. That’s why the Philadelphia Democrat introduced a bill, passed unanimously [emphasis mine] last week by the House, that would ban the forced implantation of computer chips in humans.

Conjuring Orwellian images, Josephs worries the identification devices – the size of a grain of rice – could lead to a real-life Big Brother nightmare. “I’m doing, I think, what the legislature does too little of,” she said. “This is a problem on the horizon, and I want to address it before it becomes a societal disgrace.”

We need a similar ban here. Please support No2ID.

For those unfamiliar with the potential horror of forced chip implantation, watch these videos.

Read the full article.

And the Big Brother bogeyman is … the EU

26 June 2009

OpenEurope reports:

European Commission wants database for all 500 million citizens, raising “big brother” concerns

The European Commission has proposed to set up a new agency to oversee all its large-scale IT systems, thereby bringing together management of three key systems – the Schengen Information System, Visa Information System and Eurodac – plus other related applications, into a single operational structure.

Webwereld reports that human right groups have expressed fears for big brother implications, as this would mean that data on all 500 million European Union citizens and all illegal migrants would be merged into a database for “freedom and security”. The cost of the system would be €113 million in the first 3 years, and later €10 million per year following that.

As if we hadn’t already guessed that this government was kowtowing to its political masters, while attempting to hide the fact from the electorate.

For the uninitiated, now you see why Brown is not listening to you. He doesn’t take his instructions from you, plebian. You are his serf, the property of the EU which is Brown’s political master.

Unless we rid ourselves of the EU, democracy is dead in the UK.

Computing.co.uk, Webwereld

Uber surveillance – freedom under attack

2 May 2009

If you think that we are heavily surveilled now, watch these videos to see what’s coming.

Wake up, people. You are about to lose all semblance of freedom, thanks to the over-powerful State in collusion with power-hungry and greedy multi-national corporations.

Make sure all your friends and associates see these videos. We need to stop this.

Privacy and the ever-intrusive, burgeoning State

28 April 2009

The Telegraph reports that Jackboots Smith is still intent of invading our privacy, for ‘security’ reasons:

“Ms Smith is pushing ahead with proposed new powers to track every phone, email text message and website visit made by the public in order to combat terrorists and serious criminals who take advantage of the ever complex forms of communication to plot their atrocities and crime.”

(Image from Flikr)

In a discussion on Iain Dale’s blog, the poster Political Dissuasion argues:

“It so that Labour can find out what the Tories campaign plans are and if they dig up some smeargate type material, then bonus for them.”

I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised. Smeargate has taught us that this government is willing to plumb new depths for political gain.

The Tories, if they haven’t done so already, would be wise to ensure that they employ PGP to encrypt all emails.