SAY HELLO TO 1984 ++
If you’re worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially.
The US Air Force’s Research Lab (yes, it has its own lab) has recently signed a contract to test new software of a company called SignalFrame, a Washington DC wireless tech company.
The company’s new software is able to access smartphones, and from your phone jump off to access any other wireless or Bluetooth device in the near vicinity.
To quote from the November, 27th 2020 article in the Wall St. Journal by Byron Tau, the smartphone is used “as a window onto usage of hundreds of millions of computers, routers, fitness trackers, modern automobiles and other networked devices, known collectively as the ‘Internet of Things’. (IoT)”
Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or Bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter.
How ‘near’ is nearby is not revealed by the company, or the Air Force, both of which refused to comment on the Wall St. Journal story.
But with the expansion of 5G wireless, it should be assumed it’s more than just a couple steps from your smartphone. O Joy.
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We have come a long way from the traditional bugs placed discretely in ceiling lamps, behind cheap framed portraits or wherever. Yes, in the 1980s, ASA placed bugs in the bedrooms of even their trusted(?) married personnel. My source? He’s deceased. While working for Uncle Sam in the 1970s and 1980s, Federal Law Enforcement and assigned Police in the Regional Bldgs had the capability of amplifying even a hushed conversation between people walking to the elevator. Today, even the St.Lucie courthouse and all courts have recording devices that will pick up anything you say even while empty.
Now I cannot overlook experiences in such places as the old USSR, Warsaw Pact Nations and yes,even the DPRK. Radios that could never be turned off, only volume lowered. ‘Helpful’ elderly female Concierges on every floor of the hotels who would hand you your room key while noting your coming and going. And then the human component: in the DDR, the Germans employed one out of every six citizens for the Secret Police, the Stazi.
The Chinese have the most elegant system for surveillance. Ubiquitous cameras and listening devices but remarkably discrete. They have graduated to a social merit and demerit system for every citizen. If your observed and reported behavior, words or interests (I.e., like Christianity or Falungong) stray from the Communist Doxy, you are spoken to, penalized and if defiant, off you go to re-education camps or worse.
Now the news discloses that American civil servants (tee hee) abroad in places like Havana, Moscow, Warsaw and elsewhere have experienced neurological damage from some mysterious EMF exposure.
Surprise? A Russian perfected pulse frequency microwave emission that was able to SPECIFICALLY target certain Americans. Hmmm! One of them spoke today, a former CIA operative forced to retire after 26 years due to the damage done to his head and hearing.
So kids, what’s my point? The technology has been ongoing in this direction for decades. Friend and foe all use the same tools and those tools become weapons when used against us to enslave us. From illicit eavesdropping to outright spying to making people cringe like an old episode of Star Trek where the aliens could read your thoughts and zap you so that you writhe in agony like a hopeless captive lab mouse.
Now then? How well,do you trust the government of your own country? We have seen the enemy and guess what? They are us.