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The creeping progression of the surveillance state in the UK has reached a new level of scary:

The Oxford city council has ruled that every taxi must be outfitted with a CCTV for the express purpose of recording passenger conversations that are to be held for 28 days in case the police wanted to conduct an investigation in which the footage might prove useful.

Don’t say a word. Don’t say a bloody word.

Oxford city council: every cab must have a CCTV to record riders’ conversations – Boing Boing

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