Frightening news from the Big Brother files [update 2]
From the 1984/Big Brother files comes the tale of two former bastions of freedom:
- News from the UK that the British government is now installing its cameras in private homes at a cost to taxpayers of £400million “to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.”
- And from the US, in fact right from the White House blog, comes a call for informants: If you oppose Obama’s socialist health care plan, even in “casual Conversation,” the White House wants to know about it.
[Hat tip Paul McKeever]
UPDATE 1: Apparently the news from the UK is bad, but not so bad as reported. (That’ll teach me for believing the Daily Express.) The real news is the launch of “family intervention projects” that are almost as intrusive, though without the cameras, and not costing anywhere near as much [hat tip Luke H].
UPDATE 2: The Obama Administration is about to use the Trojan Horse of copyright to introduce new law to allow searching of PC’s, Laptops, and media devices.