John and Doves,
is truly scary about the proliferation of cameras is this,
any eye drawn on a face on a wall by gangs protecting a stash of drugs, guns,
window to the spirit world. There is ample evidence of this in Mexico,
such, as soon as we leave, the Devil is going to try to protect what he thinks
is his own
means of not just the cameras themselves, but also the demons
that are invited to freely
Spiritual crime is afoot!
Lou (9 March
"The spies in the
The spies in the skies: Big
Brother will soon be watching from unmanned drones shaped like birds and
The skies could soon be
filled with the buzzing of thousands of tiny spy drones trained to snoop on
British streets, the Home Office has warned.
They are one of a number
of futuristic snooping techniques that could become reality including CCTV
that recognises faces and cameras in the back of taxis.
comes as the Pentagon revealed it is pumping hundreds of millions of dollars
into new drone technology such as the 'nano-hummingbird' - a tiny remote
helicopter equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and
Ministers said that advances in technology have meant such
hi-tech measures are now possible and could soon be ubiquitous across the
The suggestions came in a proposed code of practice drawn up
to help regulate the spread of CCTV, that will be overseen by a newly
appointed Security Camera Commissioner.
The consultation document,
revealed by the Daily Telegraph, stated that traditional CCTV was of 'limited
value' to police because images are often too grainy to identify suspects or
It said: 'Modern digital technology is on the cusp of
revolutionising the use of CCTV.
The consultation said powerful zoom
features, 360-degree vision and facial recognition 'are coming closer to being
an established part of the CCTV landscape'.
It continued: 'New uses for
systems, for example in taxis, are a natural part of industry
And of the possibility of launching unmanned drones into the
sky, it said: 'There is scope for their unchecked proliferation and attendant
risks if they are not considered within any overarching
Under the proposed code, police and councils will have to
explain exactly why they want to place a camera in a certain
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham last year blasted
Britain for becoming a surveillance state where snooping techniques were
advancing so quickly that regulators were unable to keep up.
Home Office's most recent paper will only bolster fears that Britain is
turning into a Big Brother state, despite the Coalition Government vowing to
clamp down on the expansion of snooping techniques and restore civil
Britain is one of the most watched countries in the world
with one CCTV camera for every 14 people.
But despite this, police
admit that just one crime is solved for every 1,000 cameras.
group Big Brother Watch director Daniel Hamilton praised the paper as a 'step
in the right direction'.
He told the Daily Telegraph: 'For far too
long, the police have been able to operate with impunity, scarcely giving any
consideration for personal privacy.
'Today's warning serves as a real
shot across the bows. People want to see more officers on the beat, not costly
gimmicks like clip-on cameras and spy drones.'
The U.S. government has
announced plans to develop tiny drones and large unmanned aerial systems for
its armed forces.
Many are inspired by nature and are designed to look
like birds, so they blend seamlessly into the sky, such as the
nano-hummingbird by California-based technology firm AeroVironment.
there are larger models too, such as the 'Global Observer', an unmanned
aircraft that can fly continuously for up to a week at an altitude of up to
65,000ft and can reach any point on the globe within hours of
They claim they could be used by the military to spy, but
also to find people trapped inside buildings destroyed by a major earthquake,
like the one most recently that devastated the New Zealand city of