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10 ways 'the police state' tracks you

When discussing the “promotion of a police state” in music videos, I am not referring to an abstract, theoretical concept. It is real and it is happening. The high-tech chips and devices seen a few years ago in sci-fi movies and futuristic music videos are used on us today. Here’s an article from Activist Post describing 10 ways the police state keeps track of you.

The war on terror is a worldwide endeavor that has spurred massive investment into the global surveillance industry, which now seems to be becoming a war on “liberty and privacy.” Given all of the new monitoring technology being implemented, the uproar over warrantless wiretaps now seems moot.

High-tech, first-world countries are being tracked, traced, and databased, literally around every corner. Governments, aided by private companies, are gathering a mountain of information on average citizens who so far seem willing to trade liberty for supposed security. Here are just some of the ways the matrix of data is being collected:

GPS — Global positioning chips are now appearing in everything from U.S. passports and cell phones to cars. More common uses include tracking employees, and for all forms of private investigation. Apple recently announced they are collecting the precise location of iPhone users via GPS for public viewing in addition to spying on users in other ways.

Internet — Internet browsers are recording your every move forming detailed cookies on your activities. The National Security Administration has been exposed as having cookies on their site that don’t expire until 2035. Major search engines know where you surfed last summer, and online purchases are databased, supposedly for advertising and customer service uses. IP addresses are collected and even made public. Controversial websites can be flagged internally by government sites, as well as re-routing all traffic to block sites the government wants to censor. It has now been fully admitted that social networks provide no privacy to users while technologies advance for real-time social network monitoring is already being used. The Cybersecurity Act attempts to legalize the collection and exploitation of your personal information. Apple’s iPhone also has browsing data recorded and stored. All of this despite the overwhelming opposition to cybersurveillance by citizens.

RFID — Forget your credit cards which are meticulously tracked, or the membership cards for things so insignificant as movie rentals which require your Social Security number. Everyone has Costco, CVS, grocery-chain cards, and a wallet or purse full of many more. RFID “proximity cards” take tracking to a new level in uses ranging from loyalty cards, student ID, physical access, and computer network access. Latest developments include an RFID powder developed by Hitachi, for which the multitude of uses are endless — perhaps including tracking hard currency so we can’t even keep cash undetected. (Also see microchips below).

Traffic cameras — License plate recognition has been used to remotely automate duties of the traffic police in the United States, but have been proven to have dual use in England such as to mark activists under the Terrorism Act. Perhaps the most common use will be to raise money and shore up budget deficits via traffic violations, but uses may descend to such “Big Brother” tactics as monitors telling pedestrians not to litter as talking cameras already do in the UK.

Computer cameras and microphones — The fact that laptops — contributed by taxpayers — spied on public school children (at home) is outrageous. Years ago Google began officially to use computer “audio fingerprinting” for advertising uses. They have admitted to working with the NSA, the premier surveillance network in the world. Private communications companies already have been exposed routing communications to the NSA. Now, keyword tools — typed and spoken — link to the global security matrix.

Public sound surveillance — This technology has come a long way from only being able to detect gunshots in public areas, to now listening in to whispers for dangerous “keywords.” This technology has been launched in Europe to “monitor conversations” to detect “verbal aggression” in public places. Sound Intelligence is the manufacturer of technology to analyze speech, and their website touts how it can easily be integrated into other systems.

Biometrics — The most popular biometric authentication scheme employed for the last few years has been Iris Recognition. The main applications are entry control, ATMs and government programs. Recently, network companies and governments have utilized biometric authentication including fingerprint analysis, iris recognition, voice recognition, or combinations of these for use in national identification cards.

DNA — Blood from babies has been taken for all people under the age of 38. In England, DNA was sent to secret databases from routine heel prick tests. Several reports have revealed covert Pentagon databases of DNA for “terrorists” and now DNA from all American citizens is databased. Digital DNA is now being used as well to combat hackers.

Microchips — Microsoft’s HealthVault and VeriMed partnership is to create RFID implantable microchips. Microchips for tracking our precious pets is becoming commonplace and serves to condition us to accept putting them in our children in the future. The FDA has already approved this technology for humans and is marketing it as a medical miracle, again for our safety.

Facial recognition — Anonymity in public is over. Admittedly used at President Obama’s campaign events, sporting events, and most recently at the G8/G20 protests in Canada. This technology is also harvesting data from Facebook images and surely will be tied into the street “traffic” cameras.

All of this is leading to Predictive Behavior Technology — It is not enough to have logged and charted where we have been; the surveillance state wants to know where we are going through psychological profiling. It’s been marketed for such uses as blocking hackers. Things seem to have advanced to a point where a truly scientific Orwellian world is at hand. It is estimated that computers know to a 93 percent accuracy where you will be, before you make your first move. Nanotech is slated to play a big role in going even further as scientists are using nanoparticles to directly influence behavior and decision making.

Many of us are asking: What would someone do with all of this information to keep us tracked, traced, and databased? It seems the designers have no regard for the right to privacy and desire to become the Controllers of us all.

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Paul

We re all ready a police state. If you are not a politician or rich you are an enemy.

sarahec87

Does anyone know anything about that new "Tyger Text" app for smart phones that virtually deletes your text messages from existience? It deletes it from your phone, the person you sent it to, anyone they possibly forwarded it to, and the cell phone company's records, SUPPOSEDLY. It sounds like a load of crap to me anyway.

Lilly

Since I see there are a lot of South Africans posting on this thread (and the Denver Airport won't let me post!) I was wondering if anyone saw the DIA article and said holy #@$! That looks like Menlyn Mall! Any thoughts?

Digits

Well, adding to what the South Africans say, here in Nigeria, it is definitely the wild wild West!! Other than the embassies where CCTV cameras are visible, there is no monitoring on anything!! Given the recent explosion in the police headquarters just last week, the authorities are clueless as to what to do. Sometimes I wonder if there should be some sort of 'presence' overlooking as it is quite scary that things happen from one day to the next and there is nobody out there who can do anything about it. Sorry to say but countries do need some sort of control, management otherwise it is chaos!

Leela

listen why exactly do they want to watch us, doing mundane, embarrassing, whatever….we are supposed to be in the privacy of our home? say no to tv then, no internet………..come on! also, they make it sound good by kidnapping and almost killing someone, but its not that bad see? GPS helped find her!??! (even tho who was the one who kidnapped her and beat and raped her?) a sinful pawn.

Leela

does anyone know about targetted individuals because i am targetted and have been for a few years. i get harassed, i get subliminal messages, i am made to feel paranoid, i have even had a site mention WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT in the privacy of friends. i have had lots of things occur and happen to me, alot! i cant even begin to write about it here….

"sort of like the truman show, only not as funny" -Leela from futurama

c

Leela don't worry …just kick it and flip the Tv on…everyone loves hypno-toad.

Argough

Hey buddy, you forgot AIR MILES cards…and other similar points club cards

David

"Apple recently announced they are collecting the precise location of iPhone users via GPS for public viewing in addition to spying on users in other ways." Apple announced no such thing, which calls into question the level of research and logic that went into the rest of this article. To clarify what actually happened: 1) Apple maintains a crowd-sourced (i.e. where information is obtained in anonymous ways without containing any user-identifiable content) database of *cell-phone towers*, and iPhones download small pieces of this database and cache them *based on their GPS location* so that they know the towers in their area and can quickly connect to them as they move within the region. 2) As such, the GPS location is reported anonymously and for a specific purpose. This is a far cry from tracking user's identifiably and reporting their position to the public! In fact, ALL PHONES keep cached databases of this type, in order to enable them to function as phones within a cellular network. 3) While there are apps out there that allow you to display your location and make it available to others, a) they are not Apple's apps, b) Apple made no announcement regarding them, and… Read more »

Jake

All of this is true and freely admitted by everyone which makes the indifference of the public even more unsettling. I mean I read about some of this stuff in The Wall Street Journal FOR KIDS! You would think the public would be up in arms about their information being sold to advertisers and who knows who else they sell it to but it is unsettling.

george

Most of you will be unaware of the fact that Flash movies and applications can store their own ‘Flash cookies’ which are entirely separate from normal cookies. There is no way to delete or even view these cookies in your web browser, so they can be used to see what sites you’ve visited even if you’ve deleted all your history and normal cookies. So, if you want to keep your visited sites a secret then you need to delete these flash cookies either manually or using a tool. These cookies are usually saved in C:Documents and Settings[Username]Application DataMacromediaFlash Player#SharedObjects[Random Name] Windows 7 and vista users, try C:Users[Username]Application DataMacromediaFlash Player#SharedObjects[Random Name] instead. This directory will contain sub-directories, one for each site which uses a Flash cookie. The cookie data is stored in files with a .sol extension. You can manually delete the directories for the sites which you don’t want to keep Flash cookies for. There is also an option of using Adobe’s “Flash Player Settings” application which does not solve the problem since this only deletes the .sol file that contains the actual data. The directory which contains the name of the site you’ve visited is retained which means that… Read more »

c

G. Thanks for the info. But I can't find a path to a "Application Data Folder". I even did a search. I am using XP Home. But it looks like I don't even have a "Macromedia" folder either so maybe I'm good? This goes over my head obviously.

george

To change settings for websites you have already visited, use the Website Storage Settings panel and delete all sites.

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/e

george

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/ehttp://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/e

you can use the above actual adobe flash player settings manager to delete flash cookies when you log off but do the cookies actually disappear or they're still stored without our knowledge.

Daw7

To add to the Internet tracking.. FLASH COOKIES developed by adobe are never deleted by 99.999999% of people, in fact almost nobody even knows the exist. Research it.

Ionic8

So who are all the people keeping track of all this data? I'm not saying it's not happening but the vast majority of people work, play, eat and sleep. We all routinely do the same things everyday so it's not that hard to predict where we go and what we do. I'm of the mindstate that I'm not doing anything in violation of the laws so I could care less if someone wants to watch me. I just find it hard to believe "THEY" have the manpower it would take to track millions of people in real time. Sure the "DATA" is there but do you know how much data they would have to go through on the daily basis? Now IF they have a reason to look at you, sure they can go back and research everything you've been doing. This is The Matrix, this is what we've been born into. A lot of these things can be changed through the right channels if you desire to take on that challenge. Other than that you have the choice to unplug, not use the internet, cell phone, GPS, etc… Ahhh but how will you get this good ol Vigilant Citizen… Read more »

Sarah Connor

Hey Ionic8 – this might interest you:

In heavy circulation this week, here are some excerpts from a Baltimore Sun article from 5/10 I found in Popular Science. It's all over though.
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/

You can get the article from the Sun, but it looks like a video was removed, I don't think the NASA rep was supposed to 'drop the number', just guessing.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-n

The National Security Agency is, by nature, an extreme example of the e-hoarder. And as the governmental organization responsible for things like, say, gathering intelligence on such Persons of Interest as Osama bin Laden, that impulse makes sense–though once you hear the specifics, it still seems pretty incredible. In a story about the bin Laden mission, the NSA very casually dropped a number: Every six hours, the agency collects as much data as is stored in the entire Library of Congress.

The White Snake

Creeeepy. I knew there was a reason I did not like the U.S. besides the crappy food…I wonder how strict the surveillance is in Italy?

K

All in the name of safety…right?

WRONG!

Rich

The facial recognition software is already used quite a bit in the private sector, especially in casinos both in CT and Vegas. I can also assume Atlantic City as well.

MAX

I think we need to resort to a modified sign language, abstain from using c/cards, no smartphone or even phones, we need to gain as much knowledge now b4 it(the system) restricts us or stops us from using internet/books. Move from the major cities s where there's no Governments and try and start something!!!!!!!!!

YEAH!… who's with me!

sounds mad but better safe than sorry…

Sovay

Just for the sake of asking it, I've always wondered how people in the Media determine how many people have 'tuned in' to a certain new program, or last episode of some hit show. I've asked everywhere and everyone since I was 11, call me paranoid, but I really want to know. I used to think if I made some movie, I'd like to know if it was popular, how do I do it?

Does anyone know? Is it just an estimate…or. Lol. Have they always been monitoring us?

LVB

Well, for movies they go by ticket and/or DVD sales.

For TV, they have used the Neilsen rating system for a long time, which is where people are paid to allow boxes to be installed in their homes to monitor what shows they watch.

I also talked to someone recently who told me that Neilsen is now doing the same with Internet traffic -paying people a monthly price to allow monitoring of where they go and what they do on the Internet. Obviously, there are also many other ways this can be done, with cookies and directly from the ISPs (Internet Service Providers like Roadrunner, Qwest, etc).

Hope this helps.

Sovay

It did. Thanks a lot. <3

Bleuz

Ive wondered this too!!

Bay State Observer

Knowing the NWO types can spy on us is not enough and never will be. It is necessary to fight back and force them to retreat. The best place to start is in one's own neighborhood.

If you are able to, run for local office with other like-minded folks and begin taking apart the NWO apparatus in your city or town. For the local neighborhoods are the best areas we can affect, the most responsive to change.

Waiting for the NWO to pick us up and pick us off is a blasphemy to God and an insult to Humanity. Fight back against them, whether in America, Russia, Red China, Britain, France, Israel, Palestine or anywhere else on Earth.

"No surrender!" MEANS "No surrender!" Period!

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