The Metroploitan Police have announced that they will use facial recognition cameras on London streets later this year, to identify and catch people suspected of having committed crimes, but, claims a bloke who knows what he's on about, the plan is doomed to failure.
The Met say the cameras will be used for "five to six hours a day", but ordinary folk have said it amounts to a withdrawal of their civil liberties.
Many people are worried they might be mistakenly identified for a crime they did not commit, as opposed to one they did.
Moys Kenwood, 56, said:
"There are numerous ways around this invasion of your privacy. One is to wear a face mask; another to wear sunglasses; or you could try a gas mask or Groucho Marx glasses-and-moustache disguise. You could even sport a motorcycle helmet, regardless of whether or not you own a motorcycle."
Gladys Walnut, 92, of Pimlico, said:
"I often go into central London to do me shopping, but, from now on, I'll wear a big scarf across me fizzog."
And unemployed Gary Smackhead, laughed:
"I'm gonna wear a cardboard box on my head, with holes cut out for eyes."
According to Muslim leaders, the change will not affect women wearing burqas.