At first when I began reading this article about the National ID card and how it poses a loss of basic right to privacy I thought it was about how here in America we are facing the Real ID requirements to State driver's licenses. Unfortunately freedom seems to be dying everywhere, and Great Britain seems to be next on the chopping block. It shouldn't come as any surprise I suppose, given their love for surveillance cameras. In fact in Middlesbrough, England they've even gone so far as equip these cameras with loudspeakers so the operators can fuss at passersby dropping litter or whatever. Even George Orwell would be shocked at how far we're devolving.