Japanese protest at government Net numbers scheme

Sounds like something Jack Straw wants to implement... thank god he's gone eh....

"Demonstrators dressed as prisoners and cows symbolically tore up their 11-digit Internet identifcation numbers in Tokyo earlier today, in protest over the government move to track wibblers anywhere in the country. Up to one thousand protestors took to the streets in the Japanese capital to march on the home affairs ministry and deliver their objections to the move that sees the government assigning an ID number to every citizen....

....The new computerised "resident registry network", commonly referred to as Juki Net, went into operation last Monday but has met resistance in some quarters. Five municipal governments, including Tokyo's Suginami Ward and Kokubunji City as well as Yamatsuri Town in the north, have refused to join the network, reports state. And Yokohama City has said it will only register people at their own request. "

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