Big Brother Progress Report: 'Private Eyes' Surveilling Public In UK

Public to monitor CCTV from home

Members of the public could earn cash by monitoring commercial CCTV cameras in their own home, in a scheme planned to begin next month.
The Internet Eyes website will offer up to £1,000 [approx. $1500] if viewers spot shoplifting or other crimes in progress.
The private company scheme - due to go live in Stratford-upon-Avon in November - aims to stream live footage to subscribers' home computers from CCTV cameras installed in shops and other businesses.
If viewers see a crime in progress, they can press a button to alert store detectives and collect points worth up to £1,000.
However civil liberty campaigners say they are horrified by what they say is the creation of a "snoopers' paradise".
Charles Farrier from No CCTV said: "It is a distasteful and a worrying development.
"This is a private company using private cameras and asking private citizens to spy on each other. It represents a privatisation of the surveillance state."
re: 'to begin next month'
It is no stretch to see the possibility of this program expanding beyond the UK and going global. This same company, or one like it, could be contracted to watch surveillance cameras anywhere in the world. At any rate, whatever the UK does, being the official Big Brother test lab that it is, the same things are slated worldwide for the planned 'sustainable communities' of the not-too-distant future. Rev. 18:4

compare: Global 'Kingdom' Management: UK Govt. Cameras In Private Homes 8-3-09
UK Boots Benny Hinn Under New Anti-Extremism Rule For 'No Certificate' 10-3-09

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