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Internet Eyes to pay Australians for spying on UK shoplifters
News Limited ^ | October 15, 2009 | David Murray

Posted on 10/18/2009 2:54:38 AM PDT by myknowledge

AUSTRALIANS could soon be paid for spotting crimes happening on the other side of the world.

British company Internet Eyes will offer a reward of up to $1740 to people who detect shoplifting and other crimes on a network of UK security cameras.

Subscribers will watch live footage over the internet on their home computers.

The company believes the different time zones made Australia the ideal location for detecting night-time crime in the UK.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: australia; interneteyes; surveillancestate; uk

Wanna spy for crooks from a country on the other side of the planet in the relative safety of your desktop PC?

In my opinion, we are spying on each other. It's a surveillance planet carbon-copied from 1984. George Orwell must be having wet dreams about this in his grave.

1 posted on 10/18/2009 2:54:39 AM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge
Rather ironic considering the Brits used Australia as a penal colony at one point.
2 posted on 10/18/2009 3:42:01 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: myknowledge

“George Orwell must be having wet dreams about this in his grave”

Why would he be having wet dreams about something becoming a reality that he spent much of his life warning and fighting against in his novels and essays?


3 posted on 10/18/2009 4:14:50 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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