The Road to Southend Pier: One Mans Struggle Against the Surveillance Society Ross Clark

ISBN: 9781905641444

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168 pages


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The Road to Southend Pier: One Mans Struggle Against the Surveillance Society  by  Ross Clark

The Road to Southend Pier: One Mans Struggle Against the Surveillance Society by Ross Clark
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A chance encounter with a talking lamp-post got Ross Clark thinking: is there any escape from Britains growing surveillance society? He set himself a challenge: could he get to Southend without Big Brother knowing where he had gone? In thisMoreA chance encounter with a talking lamp-post got Ross Clark thinking: is there any escape from Britains growing surveillance society?

He set himself a challenge: could he get to Southend without Big Brother knowing where he had gone? In this entertaining and highly revealing account of his attempt to dodge Britains 4.3 million CCTV cameras and other forms of surveillance, Ross Clark lays bare the astonishing amount of data which is kept on us by the state and by commercial organisations, and asks what it all means.

Among his discoveries are: - An information company in Nottingham seemed to know he has cherry trees in his garden. - If he flies to New York, the FBI will keep a record of what he had for lunch. - 2,700 people are wrongly recorded as criminals on Britains Police National Computer. - 70 Americans have been implanted with microchips to help identify them if they become lost and confused. - British companies are routinely vetting potential employees by searching MySp



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