Big Brother…

So the Police now have acess to the Oyster Cards.

I was with my Mum who has one the other day, and I saw that it tells her what bus she got on, when and where she got off. I just dont like that.
Its one thing to track your mobile phone, your credit card and so on so forth… but please now your getting tracked to go to Icelands and back?

Obviously they are not tracking my Mum and her various shopping trips, however I still think its a liberty, make sure everyone gets the little peice of plastic with a bribe of cheaper bus travel, and hey! arent we smart, we got the movements of the whole of London if we decide we want them.

Londoners are the most watched people on the Planet and this is just another way to keep tabs on everyone. Im not a criminal, I have nothing to fear from them knowing where I have been. I just dont want them to.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jared (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    Not to sound paranoid, but I called this one when Oyster came out…

    During my brief flirtation with an Oyster card (before I lost it), I used to vary my pattern in a completely unnecessary-but-enjoyable way. It helps that I both live and work near an assortment of tube stations, but I did my damndest to throw those crazy snoopers off my track.

    Anything to add a little excitement to commuting, I suppose…


  2. PFC (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 11:53 am

    : D

    I am sooooo glad i am not the only one that thinks so!



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