Big Brother’s in the can

Two-and-a-half-million microchips have been surreptitiously installed in British waste baskets. The AP reports:

The trash microchips are now part of the British information grid, which already includes a heavy reliance on closed-circuit television surveillance and cameras to monitor the population, particularly on the crowded public transportation system.

“This is yet another piece of surveillance that the councils are taking on in our daily life,” said [Dylan] Sharpe [of Big Brother Watch]. “With this information they can tell if we are home or not, and the information is stored on their database, which is not that secure.”

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