Brits Looking To Expand World’s Most Invasive Surveillance Program

08.03.09 Bucky Turco

surveillance In a shockingly egregious use of surveillance, even for nostril-inspecting authorities in England, the government plans on expanding a social experiment that places families with behavioral problems under 24-hour watch—in their own homes! Referred to as “sin bins,” the households are monitored with CCTV cameras to “ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.” About 2,000 families have been subjected to the program so far, but there’s plans to enroll 10x that amount in the next two years. Of course the U.S. has a similar concept whereby dysfunctional families are given the chance to share their indignity with strangers, they’re called “reality shows.” |Express|