Britain, already one of the most snooped-upon nations on Earth, is about to become a nation of snoopers.
A network of citizen crimewatchers will be given the chance of winning up to £1,000 by monitoring CCTV security cameras over the internet.
The cameras’ owners will pay a fee to have users watch the footage. The scheme, Internet Eyes, is being promoted as a game and is expected to go “live” next month with a test run in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Subscribers will be able to register free and will be given up to four cameras to monitor.
A private sector one to be sure but not really one to be applauded or welcomed.