US Authorities Publicly Admit To Clandestine Spying On Innocent Citizens

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WHAT IS NEXT?

What is next? Or could they already have these capabilities? And who will have access to them? Right now, it is anyone that can afford them.

  1. Devices that can detect body heat or that use other techniques to determine what you are doing when you are at home, or whether you are at home. Police have already used these technologies to justify the invasion of homes suspected of having greenhouses that could potentially have marijuana plants in them.
  2. The ability to take your personal photograph and match it to photos in a database to determine where you are at all times, even in your most private moments.
  3. Being able to remotely tap your cell phone or land line? This technique is already being used, but we do not know the extent to which they will use it.
  4. The ability to geo-track you 24/7.
  5. Accumulate every single website you visit.
  6. Have access to every single IM, Skype or email you have ever sent or received.

These and many more possibilities exist. The access to extremely cheap technology like storage provides them the ability to assemble an almost infinite library and assemble information about you in seconds. Perhaps they cannot use it to implicate you when they desire, but they can manipulate it to portray you in any way they desire.

Do the police believe that the technologies are harmless to innocent citizens? Hardly! They themselves arrest people for just taking an officer’s picture or filming arrests. They regularly attempt to use the wire tapping laws in some states to have people arrested for exposing police misconduct. These citizens were doing their public duty to protect others from bad cops, and they are prosecuted. A simple search on Youtube will demonstrate the extent to which officers will go to hide their bad behavior. And yet, they have no problem violating your privacy on a whim claiming it is for the greater good.

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Even if you believe that you have nothing to hide, information of this kind can be used against you to falsely implicate you. You can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now they will know it. There is no doubt that the authorities will misuse it in many instances. If you happen to look somewhat like a reported criminal, you could be arrested because you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if they want to implicate you, they can twist such data to make it fit to any situation they desire. It then becomes up to you to defend yourself at considerable expense risking your job, career and family.

And if the information is available to anyone with the ability to purchase it, anyone can spy on you, knowing your daily travel habits, knowing when you are home or knowing when you are vulnerable.

Spying on innocent citizens and providing not only the police access to your privacy, but also those in the public sector, is clearly reminiscent of the book “1984”. It took them longer than 1984 to get to this point, but they are clearly knocking on the door to knowing everything about you. And what you don’t know and when they do can clearly hurt you.

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21 Responses to "US Authorities Publicly Admit To Clandestine Spying On Innocent Citizens"

  1. Tyrone   October 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I believe It is illegal to spy on your own people in the U.K and the U.S…….it is alledged they do is have an agreement with each other for the U.S. to spy on us and we to spy on them….then just swap the information. Quite sinister really.

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    • Kyle Allan   October 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

      It is not Illegal in the USA to place cameras for security in and looking at public spaces. Quite honestly all they are doing it is no different than the security cameras you see in stores to help prevent theft or on traffic lights to catch people who run a red light. Stop over reacting people.

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  2. Mary   October 19, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Our right to privacy should be respected. But, such right should give way to the more superior national security of the state. Let’s just hope and pray that the government would use their toys in the right way.

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  3. Rick   October 19, 2012 at 1:17 am

    this is OLD news to people that already knew better and do their own investigating. They have been spying on people for MANY decades. and they spy with more than just your phone calls and emails. your COMPUTER IS SPYWARE itself. they can more than likely hear everything you say in presence of your computer and other electronic devices.

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  4. Natalie   October 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

    So when do the citizens of this country figure out that their under assault? When do they stop paying taxes to their corrupt government? When do they stop rolling over for the “authorities” and begin to take back their country?

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  5. Isla   October 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

    “One commercial company he claims to have participated in the program is AT&T (T),…” You can add Google and Facebook, they’ve been openly collecting user data for the government at least the last five years.

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  6. Josh Cannon   October 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    People are only going to wake up to the reality of the police state when it becomes unbearable and even more oppressive – this is all in its infancy. Its every citizens RIGHT and DUTY to curb the power of government in a democracy. They work for US, and should fear US, not we working and fearing them!!!

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  7. Udaan   October 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Living in the most CCTV infested country in the universe I reckon our lords and masters are doing the same. Gives every little nobody with the slightest bit of power in government or your local council an opportunity to abuse it. And they had the cheek to flash up the word FREEDOM at the closing ceremony last night. What a joke!

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  8. Bertha   October 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Who cares if they spy on me, tap my phone or gps my location. The poor sap stuck with monitoring me will surely die of boredom. Grandmother always said “live your life as though someone were always watching.” Good words to live by, unless your up to no good.

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  9. Evie   October 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

    The ‘If you aren’t doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about’ arguments sound pretty similar to the Nazi arguments for privacy invasion. And it seems the criteria for “doing wrong” these days has pretty wide parameters ie ‘pointing at cameras’.

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  10. Charles   October 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Sounds like that TV show ” Person of Interest” on CBS. They probably already have that computer up and running that hears and sees everything using all survailiance cameras, public and private. And cell phones. Hell, its watching what I type right now.

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  11. Gregory   October 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Time to move to France. Where the government and police are afraid of the people. In the police state called the USA, the people are afraid of the government.

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  12. Groot   October 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I am not at all surprised at this revelation ! However, I am further convinced that there is more to it than what info has been released. This is the Technology-age and it was destined to occur. What is done with all that data is what I would like to know.

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  13. Lilian Yuen   October 21, 2012 at 12:22 am

    When hasn’t the government spied on its own people? Today they just have much fancier toys to do it with.

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  14. Garry   October 21, 2012 at 5:26 am

    F**k all US voters for voting for Bush in 2004, and for voting for Obama in 2008. Most US voters are guilty for this capitalist system of exploitation and oppression against the people of this world

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  15. Arthur   October 21, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Every mail going into the USA from outside is being read.In fact I know of persons that are even told that their mail is moniterd,even when you post a answer on a website beware it can contain a diferrent message you said.

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  16. O'Donnell   October 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Time to rise up people take back the country. Hang all politicians or use public firing squads. Then rebuild just like our forefathers. This country needs to be broken apart to rebuild.

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  17. Lili   October 22, 2012 at 5:35 am

    americans would be utterly sick to know the amount of information your govt tracks of you….phone calls, texts, emails…EVERYTHING

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  18. Alexis   October 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It’s a shame that our own country would do this to us. Who is in charge of all this? They are wasting millions of tax payers dollars to have the entire lives of soccer moms and good American citizens stored away just because they can. I bet Yahoo is right up there with AT&T

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  19. Beverley   October 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

    nothing surprising here; this has been talked up for several years; now in the open. all this data will be used to incarcerate people without habeus corpus rights. it is gulag time in the U.S.

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  20. Michael T. Hartman   October 23, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Are they tracking what I post on here? Oh Noo…

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