Friday 10 February 2012

Do You Ever Feel Like You're Being Watched?

That is because you are being watched. 

The government has developed all sorts of new ways to track everyday people, in the effort to squelch the rebellion that they know is coming.

Privacy is a thing of the past.  In fact, even the search for privacy has become an offense that places you under suspicion.  According to the FBI internet privacy is now considered to be "suspicious activity".  So if you use proxy servers, delete your cookies after each time you use the internet, password protect your photos, or use a residentially based server (Comcast, AOL, etc), you are teetering right on the cusp of terrorism.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided that no warrant was necessary for a gps tracking device to be installed on one's vehicle for the purpose of surveillance.  This means that at any time a federal agency decides, as long as your vehicle is in the driveway and not locked in a garage, a tracking device can be installed on said vehicle without your knowledge or consent.  Tick off the wrong person?  GPS tracking.  Have opinions that differ from the current government?  GPS tracking.  Fall into one of the increasingly ridiculous categories created by the Department of Homeland Gestapo Security?  GPS tracking.  It's all coming to a driveway near you. Fortunately upon appeal and public outcry, this decision was overturned.  Of course, just because they are supposed to get a warrant, doesn't mean that they will get a warrant.

Google, or Satan Jr., had jumped on the government bandwagon, instating changes to their privacy policies that consumers cannot opt out of.  These changes track everything you search through Google, every video you watch on Youtube and every email you receive or send via GMail.  The information is then combined to give "advertisers" a more clear picture of who you are and what interests you.  Ostensibly the only reason for this is to gear ads towards individuals who will be interested in them,  but in actuality, all users are being profiled and the information compiled may one day be used against you in a court of law.

Facebook is now tracking every keystroke for as long as you are logged into your account.  When you log in a cookie is inserted from Facebook to follow you around the net.  Furthermore, some government agencies are now reading your Facebook posts - and they are able to comment on them if you are "disseminating misinformation."  You could have your status bitch-slapped by the FBI if they don't like what you have to say. "Tracking data can be used to figure out your political bent, religious beliefs, sexuality preferences, health issues or the fact that you're looking for a new job," says Peter Eckersley, technology projects director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "There are all sorts of ways to form wrong judgments about people."

Twitter now offers country-specific censorship of updates.  Readers in Thailand, for example, will not be able to read messages that disagree with that government's policies. 

The DHS now has the ability and legal authority to monitor every keystroke on your computer.  It's okay, though, because they promise not to share the information - well, not unless someone's life is in danger.  Or the moon is full.  Or you are caught standing on one foot while singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."  Okay, they have a few exceptions.  Here's a quote from their document, Publically Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative.

While this Initiative is not designed to actively collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), OPS is conducting this update to the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because this initiative may now collect and disseminate PII for certain narrowly tailored categories. For example, in the event of an in extremist situation involving potential life and death, OPS will share certain PII with the responding authority in order for them to take the necessary actions to save a life, such as name and location of a person calling for help buried under rubble, or hiding in a hotel room when the hotel is under attack by terrorists.

So, remember, the next time you are buried under rubble, the DHS will send help!  We can all breathe a sigh of relief about that particular concern.

All types of public transit are also being surveilled.  If you take a plane, train or subway, there are covert scanners that can track your eye movements, make use of facial recognition software and use infrared technology to see what's beneath your clothing.  This report from the DHS gives all the details of what they are doing to spy on you   keep you safe while you travel.

Scanners with sci-fi capabilities are also about to be made mobile, and put into vans that could be trolling around a neighbourhood near you.  The government has purchased 500 vans with backscatter X-ray technology according to Forbes Magazine.  Be sure and check out this link - the photos are disturbing in their detail and these vehicles are already in use.  Also keep in mind, just as an aside to the invasion of privacy, x-rays irradiate you.  Not only can they see you in your underwear, they can give you cancer as an added bonus.

Of course, while on this course of  "paranoia" you can't forget the eyes in the sky.  The United States is now making use of unmanned drones to help in the War on Americans  Terror.  These drones can use infrared technology to watch you, crack wi-fi networks to read what you're reading on the net, and listen to your cell phone conversations.  Read more about the abilities of these drones HERE .

It all sounds like a great big conspiracy theory - and it is more than that.  It's a full-blown conspiracy.  The theory part is not longer in doubt.  Please do your research and follow up on the links that I have provided.  This baseless spying on the people is the act of a desperate government, seeking ways to control the populace. The government is seeking to marginalize the opinions of those who speak out against this illicit behavior.  The puppeteers of the mainstream media don't allow much of this information to get out.  That is why we must speak out about the invasions on our privacy and liberty.

Speaking out is easy.  They can't shut us all up. 

Share information with friends, family and coworkers.  Forward this post and the links that support it to everyone in your email contact list.  Share the information on your social networks.  Tell everyone you know that they are being watched.  It's a whole different ballgame when people know that they are being surveilled - the government watchers no longer have the elements of ignorance and secrecy on their side.

The government told us a while back, "If you see something, say something." 

Well, Uncle Sam, that's my motto now. 

You'll be hearing a whole lot from me.


  1. Good point. and to the point. There is no doubt the surveillance is out of hand.

  2. In the big picture the accumulation of all our personal information, behavior, beliefs and thoughts by the government can only culminate in one very scary prospect. Purges. Alekandr Solzhenitsyn chronicled the purges in Russia from 1918-1956 in his book "The Gulag Archipelago". In the US there are over 700 FEMA Death Camps. You can use Google Map to locate them. When you consider the millions of dollars of investment to merge data on an individual is it clear that the function of the Fusion Centers will be to identify citizens for arrest. If you piece together the strange list of criteria that Homeland Security has compiled as to who is a terrorist, it all begins to fit together. People who read the bible, or wear blue jeans or carry a copy of the Constitution on their person. The federal government is following a script taken from Stalin and Nazi Germany. History is repeating itself.

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