BBC reports on the latest technological innovation in the U.K. that is sure to keep the streets free from litter... and probably people, too:
"Talking" CCTV cameras that tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour are to be extended to 20 areas across England.
They are already used in Middlesbrough where people seen misbehaving can be told to stop via a loudspeaker, controlled by control centre staff.
Local councillor Barry Coppinger says the scheme has prevented fights and criminal damage and cut litter levels.
But opponent and campaigner Steve Hills said: "Apart from being absurd, I think it's rather sad that we should have faceless cameras barking at us on orders from who? Who sets these cameras up?"
A recent study by the government's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner, warned that Britain was becoming a "surveillance society".
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