Saturday, 31 January 2009

And this is why we shouldn't trust electronic enforcement

Because some corrupt bastard will abuse it.

Thousands of drivers in Italy are expected to seek compensation after it was revealed that a system to catch them jumping red lights was rigged.

Yep - you read it right - but here's the killer

More than 100 people, including police officers, are being investigated as part of the fraud.

And to cap it all off...
More than 100 other people including 63 police commanders are also being investigated as part of the scam

Power corrupts??? No fucking shit Sherlock.

End of the day, if you build a computer system to photograph driver based on them cutting a red light by 3 seconds, or by 5 seconds, it hangs on what a programmer says it should do (and this can always be changed for profit or fun) - so why are we still persisting with the lie that a secure ID database will be uncorruptable?

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