Monday, November 27, 2006

Suspect Nation

Google Video is hosting a great documentary featuring Henry Porter of the Observer on widespread surveillance in the US and the UK that assumes everyone's a subject. Check it out: Suspect Nation - Google Video. From the Google Video blurb:

Since Tony Blair's New Labour government came to power in 1997, the UK civil liberties landscape has changed dramatically. ASBOs were introduced by Section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and first used in 1999. The right to remain silent is no longer universal. Our right to privacy, free from interception of communications has been severely curtailed. The ability to travel without surveillance (or those details of our journeys being retained) has disappeared. Indeed, as Henry Porter (the Observer journalist famous for his recent email clash with Tony Blair over the paring down of civil liberties) reveals in this unsettling film, our movements are being watched, and recorded, more than ever before.

Thanks to Open and Shut for the link.

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