Street Cams Can Now Tag, Track and Follow Individuals (video)


The dystopian nightmare described in George Orwell’s novel 1984 took place in London, UK. This very city is today one of the most heavily monitored places in the world, using a record number of cameras and the most advanced surveillance technology to keep track of its citizens. Reuters now reports that the CCTV system of London has now the ability to tag specific people, track them across the entire system and even run a “search” on them for previous footage.

The report basically praises the software and quickly dismisses the privacy concerns it raises, stating that most citizens approve of being monitored (I’d like to see a scientific survey proving this). Of course, this summer’s London Riots were mentioned as an excuse to implement this technology, as anticipated in my article entitled The London Riots and How They Will be Used to the Elite’s Advantage.

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@sumbowdy…ure a very stupid somebowdy I must say, crime does not spawn from boredom or drugs or anything like that, IT SPAWNS FROM INEQUALITY when one percent of the population owns 99% of worlds finances ofcourse pipo are gona commit crime be it in the well lit paveved streets of london or dusty streets of soweto, so being watched aint gonna solve the problem, Authorities have NEVER cared about u and NEVER will, the same boom of camera presence has occured in Pretoria, South Africa in that citys central business district yet the same weedmen ive known since High skul r still runnin their hussle in broad daylite considering all the things goin on with FEMA on the radio waves(U.S) the censoring and tracking of the pipo(U.K) id much rather dwell in my so called "3rd world" South Africa…peace

oh yea he has to be working with the government i mean look at the logo…seriously (the eye)

Forget about the street cams, do you own an Xbox with Kinect?

If so, READ the user agreement. I warned you.

Looks like im going outside in a bhurka…

Yep, it's nutty here. THE most obnoxious form of CCTV all the time, everywhere. Every time I live in this city, the cameras freak me out. Just…watching. Tracking. It's weird, it's in the Tesco, the bus, the tube, the everywhere! I live literally across the street from the MI-6 building and it is freaking me out. As in, if I can see them from my bed and bathroom windows, are they watching me? Little old me? Drawing the blinds while I shower today! Seriously, living this close to that is creepy too. You can see all the dishes on the top, ugh. Saw the fireworks at the eye and I thought they were gorgeous, and for all that monitoring they sure let a lot of drinking go down in the streets that night. I didn't think anything about the fireworks coming from Big Ben, other than how gorgeous they were.… Read more »
CCTV survelliance has got to be most manipulative and brainwashing devices used on society; it is getting behond a joke in the UK. I've walked into places and there have been literally tons of cameras, mostly which are those sinister dark dome shaped cameras that look like they've come straight out of Minority Report. I walked into a booze shop, looked up to the ceiling and counted upto six of the things – why so many? why dont the owners question why they need so many?. I can understanding one or two camera but this many just blew my mind. Who's paying for these to be installed? Shop/business owners just dont care, all they care about is thinking theyre gonna be robbed, and as a result, thinking they'll lose profit. In other places its much the same, ASDA and Tesco have rows of cameras up and down many of the… Read more »

Another way to keep up with us is those smart phones. I will not own one if I can help it. Supposedly, they can keep track of where your location is even if these phones are off. Wake up people!

Well, apparently we have these in our neighborhoods to enforce traffic laws but I don't believe it. I think it is to keep up with us more now than ever. We are slowly losing our freedom.

If this is, "the most visible form of surveillance" that's gotta tell you something about how advanced the surveillance systems they have that are not seen really are.

"Nothing to hide, nothing to worry about."

Obviously you haven't seen videos with peaceful protesters getting pepper sprayed that haven't broken any law(s).

Keep knocking!!

A wise man called Benjamin Franklin once said that "those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither". I suppose these days he'd be labelled a terrorist.

I read this post and I am reminded of a blockbuster movie that I seen some time ago. Anyone ever see 'Eagle Eye' Seems that this whole camera tracking a suspect may be just a stepping stone for something straight out of Hollywood. Maybe that is what they want, if they show you on some movie, and then they show you reality, you will somehow just believe it is another trick of Hollywood. How far are we from actually achieving A.I. It may already be employed in some small part and we remain unaware. Remember DARPA, the organization behind the helicopter surveillance drones has for years been striving for people to make autonomous vehicles. And great industrial giants like Japan have always strived for robots and automation. Add pieces of the puzzles from the news, the sites like this and even Hollywood, we are in for a total state of… Read more »

Anyone see the London New Years Eve fireworks? They had fireworks coming out of Big Ben… looked like clear V for Vendetta, NWO etc symbolism

Looks like everybody is going to become a "Person of Interest"

The movie Demolition Man springs to mind. On a different note, Humanity would get along with each other alot better without religion. how many wars have there been due to religion?

If religion is a connection to God, then religion should not be blamed because of psychopaths who use it as a pretext for their true intentions of power. If it wasn't religion, they'd use the label of something else, which they do. Like capitalism, and communism, and the war on terror. And WWI and II. The worst wars in existence have been entirely due to materialism and anti-religion, not religion. But in a way, if doing the bidding of Satan is called a religion, then yes – perhaps Satanism is a religion that does cause wars. The war against God Himself. The idea that "religions" cause wars is exactly what the elite would have us believe, so that we develop a hatred against moral and spiritual growth and internal strength. What's so terribly wrong with religions? Where else is love and justice and patience preached? "By the time! (1) Surely… Read more »

Nice catch of the relation between the riots and what's happening now. You can see how it all works clear as day, but people still live in this bubble

I'm just wondering now…could they have "vaporized" people? I know it is premature to talk about this but it is quite clear that the purpose of this unacceptable surveillance is getting rid of some people. Maybe it didn't happen yet but it WILL…. and if stuff like that had already happened, we would never know.

Check out the laser system on the Joint Strike Fighter.

good thing i live in good ol' 3rd world country where that type of technology isn't even near…. something good had to come out of living over here!

LOL I love your way of thinking. It also crossed my mind that in a way it's safer to live somewhere where this kind of technology doesn't exist.

except that in those places, they've got other "technologies" pushed down your throat. like sterilization and depopulation and plagues of lab-manufactured diseases, and food control. but yeah, overall… maybe not THAT bad.

"I guess there’s no way to escape from this eternal plebdom other than to fix yourself in the inside and find a way off this planet.

Its worth it, to get off this planet."

Suicide IS NEVER the answer! Nor should it be a response to anything negative in one's life. Anyone pushing suicide is part of the death-cult of anti-christians who KNOW where the soul may be headed and thus wish for condemnation of souls. Such people are harvesters of their own disasters despite what they may believe they are doing for or at the will of dark entities.

To Heaven we must go, this time is short, life is but a myst, a little while longer and we'll be home [Heaven]. Patience is a virtue, let go and let God.

I meant fix yourself on the inside (your soul, senses etc) and find a way out (and into the gates of Heaven). 🙂

Oh how lovely. They are invading our privacy to protect us right? Don't you feel safe knowing that nothing you do is private and you are being watched 24-7? Don't you feel better knowing the president is awesome enough that he can have anyone arrested and killed for any reason at any time without anyone knowing? These protectors want to protect us! even though they knock down towers we are in, crash planes we are in, destroy our minds, change what we thought was real, poison our foods, and take what we thought we owned. Ahh yes, safe and sound.

Yeah But VC…..All this technology and their future queen is a major stepford wife, they throw up the same handsign top to bottom, and they spend their days playing golf and going to watch ''sports games''. In the Quran it says what you wish for others will be your own fate. Its true. Think about it. All those things I mentioned ^ are what they want for the proles. Its all very well distracting yourself from the drudgery of daily life by making fun of these people but why get scared? Police states are all the same. These times are Those times. These people are Those people. Its all the same thing it just gets recycled over and over and over again, in the hope that it (might) one day work. Tyranny and injustices always get put in the past. Think about it every single tyrannical system has been overthrown.… Read more »
I admit I'm also "excited" in a way…..(no, I'm not mentally sick) but I'm happy that I know the truth. Fixing the inside is what everyone should do, because in the end, that is what "the elite" fights against…our soul's salvation. Some may not believe it but I hope they will come to the same conclusion on their own. "The elite" is not only on the outside…there's also one in our heart which tells us to be proud, to look down on our fellow men, to never see our sins and flaws. People that see their own flaws are more powerful and great than those who can heal (note I'm not talking about "magical" healing which is from the devil and will be VERY present in the future, as deceptions, but I was talking about Saints of God). In the past, people saw truth and God and had rich spiritual… Read more »

Why does the whole 'huge support' and 'survey' thing sound so unconvincing?

I live in London… I just cannot believe that this is happening. First they started with phones, now they are moving onto the big things like cameras.

I have not submitted this to The Vigilant Citizen as a suggestion to a future article, because I know it won't be posted and I don't want to waste my effort. Because people are always reading comments on this site, I have decided to post it on the latest article here for everyone to read. Subject: US Army's A160 Hummingbird drone-copter to don 1.8 gigapixel camera Body: Starting in July of 2012, the United States Army will deploy three Boeing A160 Hummingbird drones to Afghanistan as part of a one-year trial program. Unlike the Predator drones already in combat, the A160 is a rotor-based aircraft capable of vertical take-offs and landings. What's more, the craft will be affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system — which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera the Army says can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet." The A160 Hummingbird platform will provide… Read more »

They want to do the same s**t in Germany too!

If anyone thinks that this still has something to do with "safety" and "protection" for the people, must be retarded!

oooooooh GREAT, I just happen to live there -.- what will they do next?

God help us!

How does a person read/see this stuff and not be deeply concerned? Truly, our ONLY HOPE is found in faith in the LORD Jesus Christ. Come what may, the peace of God only comes when we have peace WITH God:

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."

Romans 5:1-5

But you must remember, we cannot souly rely on God to save us. Does it not say in the Bible He helps those who help themselves? Our only hope is to fight this evil; when all this badness finaly breaks loose we can pray all we want but thats not going to stop the bad guys from shooting our heads off.

No, it does not say anywhere in the bible that God helps those who help themselves.

What if i wear a paper bag with holes for my eyes? Will they arrest me for that? "Suspicious paperbag-guy appeared near the Wax museum! The system cannot identify. Release the Cracken!"


This invention would be good:

A blank mask covering the entire head and conforming to the wearer's individual features, with tiny vents around the edges which project a display, a photo onto the blank mask of a person's entire head, randomized by downloading random images of people's faces from the internet and filling in missing bits with similar results derived from previous searches.

The wearer would have a complete head which randomly changes into an entirely different human face, setting the change rate per second, minute, hour, and so on.

This is really nasty stuff.

"tag specific people, track them across the entire system and even run a “search” on them for previous footage"

This is like a really bad, terrible joke.

They want to tag us all without our permission? It would be the biggest stalking ever. This is the epitome of stalking and spying.

Most people have absolutely nothing to hide. These disastrous street cameras are useless. Who wants be to filmed, tracked and tagged everywhere? It's harassment!

"stating that most citizens approve of being monitored (I’d like to see a scientific survey proving this)."

Well, VC, I noticed in this video that the guy is quoting a survey that was done by THE CCTV ASSOCIATION, themselves – so there you go. LOL

Classic PR spin psywar there…"The fox guarding the henhouse", as it were. They are fairly confident by now that the dumbing down process has reached the point where very few people will notice small details like this huge conflict of interest.

Of course everyone thinks surveillance of ALL citizens is just great in their very own survey!! 🙂

It's just heartbreaking because there are not enough of us to fight this at all. Most people are blind to this. They have the I-have-nothing-hide mindset. But the Bible warned us about all of this ahead of time. I remember back in the 90's so many people I knew were like Revalation? Please. America is the wealthiest country. We prosper here and we will always have wealth. Now the same people are finally convinced. I know not everyone agrees with Christians or the Bible. But something made you come to Vigilant Citizen. Something made you question your government and the world. It's good to question everything including science. There are questions that scientists cannot answer. Like our conscience, the biggest mystery of all time. The evolution theory can't answer it. Also people who were mind controlled or in some way part of the Illuminati, a lot of them turned to… Read more »
Not at all surprised. Upset, sure. But as one of my best friends says "Don't be surprised by the bad, besurprised by good." In other words, evil IS everywhere. I have learned that the more we allow government (wherever you live) to take away your liberties by "protecting" you, the more stupid ppl get. Things are 10x's as restrictive as they were say even 20yrs ago when I was growing up, and save more closest friends, most ppl choose to pretend none it matters, that the government surveying us is somehow a good thing, but its not, I can protect myself, and educating myself on the true nature of government and media (as well as the Bible, first and foremost as a believer) is how I protect myself. This isn't the end of it, it's just going to keep getting worse unless the country revolts and over throws the government,… Read more »

In fact it seems the system almost wants a revolt. If they had been gentler, a couple more generations and we'd all have been slaves of big corporations and unable of doing anything outside the system, like work for oneself, feed oneself, build something for oneself. All it was needed was to continue letting the big fish take over little fish in the economy. Once you have economy settled, politics and culture are irrelevant. Who cares about freedom of vote when you cannot live outside a system?

They are not gentle, they are explicit, and impatient. Maybe they have already the proposed replacement for this system ready.

i wonder if they used 300 million dollars worth of damage rather then saying 190 million pounds worth of damage to make it sound like a larger amount especially when this is obviously an english video clip

It's certainly creepy…

Please read the link and watch the video about "Intellistreets" they are already live in farmington hills Michigan. we can not live in fear…..

"Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither."

Benjamin Franklin

Eh, your quote is wrong but we get your point.


the ''new world order'' is getting into place, there wont be nowere to hide they will get yuh. in america they have already started arresting citizens without being charged..jus watch closely and see is all l can say..

Exactly. I also feel that there is a strong connection here between this and that "all seeing eye" thing. At first when I heard about the Illuminati and watched videos about it on YouTube, the concept of the fact that the Illuminati want to watch over us and want to control us was what I thought immediately when I saw it and read about the all seeing eye. With the help of this kind of creepy tecnology, they have the ability to see us, see where we go, see who we are with etc. I don't like this. I don't like this AT ALL.

Oh good God, this is SO creepy. My jaw dropped right on the floor. It's one of those things you can see coming, but you're still taken back when you actually see it happening.

wrong it never been about the criminals if someone is desperate enough to steal or murder someone ,then they'll do it no matter what. This is to much power they have in there hands.

This is truly horrifying. In my area, they completely remodled the roads, and gates and i remembered that the street lights were the last things set up. just these weird poles standing in the middle of the roads. they have lights now….i wonder whats on the inside of those lights, however.

I have learned not to worry. Because it is better to be happy in heavenly treasures than earthly. Money could (COULD!) buy you safety on earth (somehow) but it cant buy you a place in the kingdom of god. we should all know that.


beautifully said

I think it's pretty neat. Nothing to hide, nothing to worry about.

– nothing to worry about. –

And nobody will ever use this power to enrich themselves at your expense.

And nobody will ever, ever ruin some innocent person's life, in order to gain a headline or earn a promotion or bonus for preventing future terrorism.

And nothing will ever, ever, ever go wrong in some unforeseen way, because things never go wrong except in perfectly expected ways.

Do you live in the real world?

Stop putting words in my mouth.

there is corruption everywhere. there will be corruption in every avenue to a certain degree. That's why there are laws, rights and courts.

But complaining that this technology is "Big Brother" and being scared of the boogeymen who are watching etc. etc. is too much.

This technology will save lives and make it harder for criminals.

Now, do YOU live in the real world?

to Sumbowdy: who is going to monitor the ones doing the monitoring? obviously the people in charge of this are going to abuse their power. look at cops for example. These people in charge of this are trying to justify their spying as good by telling us "we'll help you by keeping an eye on everyone at all times" but what they are not telling you is "but there is a price to pay for it"

I doubt it, brother. The UK show MI-5 forecasted that this would happen. To tell you the truth, I trust no one when it comes to the elite. I think on an intelligence level they have always have the equipment. I just think they have used the riots as an excuse to control Britons further. The US is close

behind. It's really sad that people are so sick that they need to control people that much. The only recourse and the only shelter is faith in God. As for Uncle Sam, I trust no one. That doesn't mean I don't vote. Trust no one. "Trust and then verify" (Ronald Reagan). Lmao.

Have you never heard of 1984! Please read it before spouting more of that ignorance!

@Sumbowdy: my sister, her husband, and too many other people that I know seem to have the same mindset as you: I've got nothing to hide, so I have nothing to worry about. The ability to tag and track your every move is an invasion of privacy, regardless of whether you are up to no good or you are an innocent bystander. Its irrelevant; the invasion of your PRIVACY is not irrelevant, however, and by NOT being outraged you are simply delegating your own power and authority to people that THINK they know what's good for you. However, you probably don't get that point, but that's okay. This isn't an attack against you, its simply pointing out the obvious, which is the problem with 99% of the sleeping, hypnotized population.

"Nothing to hide, nothing to worry about"? That is what people said at the beginning of Stalin and Hitler's regimes. What a spineless, cowardly, ignorant zombie you are. Go away.

"Nothing to hide, nothing to worry about"

That's so blatantly stupid sentence, that I can't imagine someone reading this site and really thinking this way.

Suppose someone is married and has a lover. Another likes to go into gay bars, but does not want other people to know. Etc, etc.

Knowledge is power. Gathering information about citizens is an attribute of totalitarian state. Blackmailed individuals are little more than puppets on a string.

Learn history.

'nothing to hide, nothing to worry about' is what we tell prisoners or enemy combatants right before frisking them. not what we tell supposedly free citizens of a supposedly free country.

“Nothing to hide, nothing to worry about”?

Now: track real criminals – robbers, murderers, rapists… great.

Next: track suspected threats – someone visiting Iraq to see the Babilonian ruins… someone learning a foreign language… not so good.

Next: track someone who does not want to join the one world religion… not so good at all.

Ooops! That's thinking 3 moves ahead. Need more fear, vaccinations, aspartame, cluorofluorowater, jews-that-are-not-jews-media-moguls and Vatican embracing prosperity preachers to take care of that. Now go back to work so your taxes can pay the interest on our printed paper called "money" (which was borrowed by your goverment at interest to let your sons die in a profitable little war)!

Bwahahaha (pinky to the mouth)

don`t you see the problem? normal people are being monitored for their safety, at the same time it's perfectly possible to hide profits from taxes, recycle drug money, manufacture dangerous goods, irradiate and feed people stuff which has not been thoroughly tested for long term effects…

So, normal people are not going to be monitored for their safety, there are more productive things for security than networks of cameras with face recognition.

If the government decided they were going to send the police round to search everyones house top to bottom and they could turn up anytime unannounced and they would get round everyone at somepoint , i take it you would be quite happy since you have nothing to hide?!! Same bloody logic you are using. Ridiculous. Wake up man. ive nothing to hide but we are gonna be living in an open prison and we are nearly there. The attitude you have,like many other sheeple is so f*****g frustrating!

When Elites have a worldwide grid of instantly searchable "eyes" and armed drones that can reach every area – 1 self aware computer can take care of the Human management problem. Commoners will then have an irresistible "Order" surrounding them 24/7.

Well ofcourse they can reveal they use street cams that can tag, track and follow individuals since the London Riots is the perfect excuse. However, the scary question remains, for how long have they actually tracked down specific people in London?

The other scary question that remains is; Is the US secretly using this tech on American citizens?

They just "remodled" our downtown street and their are "new and improved" street light. I wonder if they are the "good" ones?

Same! I live in a small suburb that was only 15K a decade ago, now near 26K pop.

The past 2 years they ripped up all the streets and put down new pavement. Along with the pavement came these fancy lampposts every 10 feet. I don't see a purpose for them, considering there's regular streetlights on the telephone posts.