My recent post titled, “Court Rules Cops Don’t Need Warrant to Track Cell Phones” went into more depth than just “tracking.” I included the following video. Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT something new for the G-Men. they’ve had this ability for at least 5 years (that I know of).
Short of moving to the mountains, living off the land, and using two cups with a long string… I don’t think there is any way of avoiding a “1984” style of society… only it won’t just be a “1984” style society. It will be 1984 x 10.
We’re in for it. No doubt. That is why I ask you to “SHARE” this article… not merely “LIKE” it. Do both if you want… but “SHARING” is how we wake people up for what could be the last election that really matters… the last election that has the opportunity to prevent us from becoming a one party system.
It sounds like Big Brother and invasive Minority Report-style advertising rolled into one.
Chris Schmandt, director of the speech and mobility group at MIT’s Media Lab, relates how “one of his grad students once recorded two years’ worth of all the sounds he was exposed to—capturing every conversation. While the speech-to-text conversions were rough, they were good enough that he could perform a keyword search and recover the actual recording of a months-old conversation.”
Isn’t it enough that the NSA can already read every email we send, snoop on every private Facebook message and eavesdrop on every Skype call? Now we’re opening the door to government to have a transcript of our every private auditory interaction? None of this is even addressed in the MIT piece.
Only in the final paragraph of the article does it admit that “people skittish about surveillance” might have a problem with any of this.
A respondent to the article summed up such concerns, commenting, “I am not my phone. I do not want a phone that thinks it is me, nor even that thinks it understands me. My phone is a tool. It is not my friend. It is not my assistant. It is a tool. It is MY tool. It is not the tool of advertisers nor data collectors nor the government.”
It’s little wonder that former CIA Director David Petraeus last year hailed the arrival of “the Internet of things,” a new era of “clandestine tradecraft” that will grease the skids for ubiquitous eavesdropping.
With virtually every consumer product now being connected to the Internet and with smartphones set to become a permanent Big Brother in our pocket, there’ll be little need to plant a bug on anyone in future since we’re voluntarily doing it to ourselves.
ALSO NOTICE THE SHARE BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM AND TWEET BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE ARTICLE TO GET THIS OUT TO OTHER AMERICANS. 2014 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!!