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UK data watchdog gives Google spycar fleet the greenlight

Friday, August 1st, 2008

UK data watchdog gives Google spycar fleet the greenlight: “

Privacy campaigners mown down by Street View juggernaut

Following a quiet word down at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Google has been given regulatory approval to publish photographs taken by the fleet of camera-carrying black Opels currently surveying Britain.…

(Via The Register – Public Sector.)

The Guardian: CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

The Guardian: CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police: “

It is hard to resist shouting ‘Told You So !’:

CCTV boom has failed to slash crime, say police

Owen Bowcott
The Guardian,
Tuesday May 6 2008

Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.

The warning comes from the head of the Visual Images, Identifications and Detections Office (Viido) at New Scotland Yard as the force launches a series of initiatives to try to boost conviction rates using CCTV evidence. They include:

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