There are many uses for the home surveillance units, advertisers like to monitor the publics response to adverts when they come on as well as governmental agencies who like to monitor the publics opinions to news programs as well as gossip on everyday issues.
“We have had these systems in place for a very long time and there is nothing for the general public to worry about. The surveillance is actually for the publics own safety and you should be pleased that we have been monitoring you daily in your living rooms,” Arnold Weiss, a spokesman for a local Chicago cable company told Fox news.
Some members of the British public have not been happy with being monitored in their own homes and have complained to the Surveillance Ombudsman but according to the chief campaigner for Liberty Against Intrusion, Mike Wallace “nothing has been done”.
The American public was informed about the home surveillance last year and a law was passed and pushed through by president Bush under a Homeland Security directive urging the clampdown on terrorists.
“Under Gordon Brown’s regime we have seen the use of CCTV surveillance increase tenfold. Within the UK alone there are over 200 million CCTV cameras as well as listening devices. The surveillance cameras installed in peoples homes is merely the next step and will help the police and security services monitor people more efficiently. This way if there is any sniff of any unlawful behaviour, the authorities will know about it. The only problem is that governmental surveillance is only limited to people with set top boxes in their living rooms. We have to find a way to monitor all the rooms of the house. These are still early days of course,” Giles Peterson, a key surveillance analyst employed by the British government told Reuters.
As of writing, much of the public is still unaware of the home surveillance initiative and it is better if it stays that way. The Daily Squib misses the days when you could do as you wished in your living room without a camera relaying the information to a central computer somewhere to be processed.
Just think of all those unwitting moments you had in front of the TV with someone you were shagging at the time, or that illicit wank while you thought no one was watching — well, it’s all down on a computer somewhere being mulled over by surveillance experts.