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 August 23, 2010  Surveillance

Mark Gillespie reports:

It would be a stretch to say that Big Brother will hang out in Clevelanders’ trash cans, but the city plans to sort through curbside trash to make sure residents are recycling — and fine them $100 if they don’t.

The move is part of a high-tech collection system the city will roll out next year with new trash and recycling carts embedded with radio frequency identification chips and bar codes.

Read more in The Plain Dealer.

Cleveland seems to be following in the footsteps of the U.K. and some parts of Canada. Ugh.

Thanks to the reader who sent in this link.

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