“It is estimated that between now and 2020, Scotland will import £50 million worth of gold through TVs, mobile phones and computers … [which] will potentially be wasted … through disposal.” (

Most of it will be binned when consumers decide that their cheap tat isn’t shiny enough.


Google and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are partnering to “test TV white space [the unused frequencies in the VHF or UHF bands] to monitor zoo animals as a trial run for real-time filming of life in the wild.” (

Google brings considerable technical experience in invasion of privacy.