We all know that
now is “just a way of life” in the times we live in. After all, there’s ISIS and more crime threatening our safety and lives, right?
It’s such an irony that our technology is actually helping “them” to use surveillance to spy on us every day!
and watched even more than in the TV series “Person of Interest” portrayed. (BTW, I’m a big fan of the show) Entertainment value, NOT the technology…
I doubt most people understand that they are being surveyed constantly, bringing civilization to the place where you have to ask yourself, “Am I really becoming a “biological android?” But we are and the ongoing daily surveillance is NOT going to be good for mankind.
Sure we have our own devices that help make us feel safer such as:
spy cams for your home
lorex surveillance cameras
small hidden security cameras
wireless security cameras
hidden home security cameras
But the surveillance we don’t think about is much more invasive.
Just days before President-elect Donald Trump took the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people.
Executive Order 12333 allows the NSA to spy on us and collect information under authority with little oversight, transparency, or concern for privacy.
They can now share the raw streams of communications they intercept directly with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security.
They have surveillance that you don’t even consider.
FBI surveillance aircraft
Air Force surveillance aircraft
US Navy surveillance aircraft
Surveillance laws by state don’t overrule the Federal laws, so what’s the point?
Many people say, “That’s fine if it will make us more secure.” Ignorance is NOT bliss with this level of surveillance. And the ways the government and businesses can literally “spy” on us anymore will change our lives, but NOT for the better.
The government claims to be “reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but by doing that, they’re increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.” That’s surveillance without your constitutional rights ever being considered.
Edward Snowden recently wrote, “By preying on the modern necessity to stay connected, governments can reduce our dignity to something like that of tagged animals, the primary difference being that we paid for the tags and they’re in our pockets. It sounds like fantasist paranoia, but on the technical level it’s so trivial to implement that I cannot imagine a future in which it won’t be attempted. It will be limited to the war zones at first, in accordance with our customs, but surveillance technology has a tendency to follow us home…”
“Inevitably that conceptual subversion finds its way home, along with the technology that enables officials to promote comfortable illusions about surgical killing and non intrusive surveillance. Take, for instance, the Holy Grail of drone persistence, a capability that the United States has been pursuing forever. The goal is to deploy solar-powered drones that can loiter in the air for weeks without coming down. Once you can do that, and you put any typical signals collection device on the bottom of it to monitor, unblinkingly, the emanations of, for example, the different network addresses of every laptop, smartphone, and iPod, you know not just where a particular device is in what city, but you know what apartment each device lives in, where it goes at any particular time, and by what route. Once you know the devices, you know their owners. When you start doing this over several cities, you’re tracking the movements not just of individuals but of whole populations.”
Google tracks credit card purchases and links them to users’ online profiles and search patterns.
They say they just want to show advertisers that the ads they placed led to sales, and there’s no reason to doubt the company’s intention. But if consumers understood that their card transaction data was being sold to Google, would they approve or would they ask the banks and card issuers that collect and store their transaction data to STOP passing their information over to third parties?
The banks are complicit in the march toward “surveillance capitalism” — a world where consumers’ every move is recorded without their knowledge and the information is monetized.
You probably already know some banks sell customer data to third parties. Banks also feed customer data to data aggregators like Yodlee, which “anonymize” and sell that information to third party hedge funds. The hedge funds use it to predict company performance and make trading decisions.
Mastercard and Visa also sells card transaction data to third parties. Money money money! It’s always about money and power.
Stanford and Princeton researchers described how they linked de-identified web browsing histories to social media profiles using only publicly available data.
“This was a case study in how much people share on the internet without even realizing it and how uniquely identifiable that is,” said Jessica Su, computer science Ph.D. student at Stanford University and an author of the report. “We believe that the set of things that are recommended to somebody or the set of websites somebody uses on the internet very much uniquely identify them.”
All the surveillance technology we have today started out as a “weapon of war,” from the computers first used to tag people in concentration camps and to break the German and Japanese code during World War II, to the Internet designed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
If you think the military created these devices without “weaponizing” them first, you’re very naive. People that continue to believe the “military-industrial complex” has only our best interests at heart, only proves the stunning ignorance and successful brainwashing of main stream media and silencing by the government concerning the facts.
But most people are too busy merging into “biological androids” with their smartphones to care.
This may shock many people, but you have no privacy anymore and the irony is, we actually helped them strip it from us in the name of “more privacy.”
Do you know where that surveillance is ultimately heading us toward? A One World Government, just as the Bible recorded in the book of Revelation. Chapter 13:16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.