In Britain, a distinguished judge suggested that the DNA of all citizens should be stored in a central database, together with DNA of foreign visitors. It caused debate on the chat shows, but little else. Britain is already the most watched society in the free world and Britons accept a far greater intrusion into their lives than would be tolerated in the US. Opinion polls in both countries, however, show that about 75 per cent of us trust our governments and actually want more surveillance. Interestingly, on BBC lunchtime’s The Jeremy Vine Show — discussing the judge’s idea, one listener pithily e-mailed in: I wonder how many of the population of Germany in 1938 said, ‘I don’t care. I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve got nothing to fear.’?