Are there no limits to this government's proposals to control everyone? If you haven't read my profile, I mention a series of books called 'Left Behind'; this country is not that far away from doing something similar to keep tabs on us all. Look at the few examples pasted here from the No2ID website. Check the website for full details.
Another petition on the Downing Street website (that we certainly hope is a spoof) came to our attention this week. It calls for electronic tagging and entry into the DNA database of all citizens at birth. The proposal points out that some people may try to remove the chip and so proposes that "tags would be inserted in the hippo-campus area of the brain. Removing the tag would result in death or lobotomisation". Amazingly the petition has two signatures - perhaps by people who've already performed the removal procedure! See http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/human-chip/
A petition has been set up on the 10 Downing Street website calling on the prime minister "to legislate to require all UK Police forces to delete DNA data from persons not convicted of an offence". The Home Office is consulting on plans to massively expand the National DNA Database by taking DNA on arrest (e.g for dropping litter in shopping centres). Read more about the consultation on the GeneWatch website(www.genewatch.org/sub.shtml?als[cid]=551990). http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/StopDNAbystealth/
Minister proposes "tagging" for dementia - Kable 19/4/07 Science and technology minister Malcolm Wicks has suggested that tracking technology could help people with Alzheimer's to be more independent. Satellite technology could be used to help people with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia to live independently, Wicks told the Commons Science and Technology Committee.http://tinyurl.com/yplp8s(Please send me any items of interest you encounter - Editor firstname.lastname@example.org