Saturday, July 10, 2010

10 Ways We Are Being Tracked, Traced, and Databased

Are technological advances infringing on our right to privacy? 


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:
  • Internet -- Internet browsers are recording your every move forming detailed cookies on your activities.  The NSA 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 for real-time social network monitoring are 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 SSN.  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.
  • 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 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% 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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51 comments:

pod said...

You could look at the attempts to identify people as something to fear, but there is no need to do so. None of the ID provided by governments identifies the man. The government has created a name which it owns and you volunteer to use this name. So they assume that you are attached to their property. If something is attached to your property you can claim that you own it. So they have already made slaves of everyone because most people do not know that they have pulled this little trick. All lawyers know about it so they won't help you.
As for the various means being used to track people, this is all just a way of making sure that they get every last ounce of sweat from you, their voluntary slave.
But there is hope and I know the Achilles heel to the whole set up.
They have boxed themselves in by using electricity for all that they do. The electrical system is very exposed with wires strung in plain view in many places. It would take someone like myself (an electrician) only a few minutes to figure out how a particular building or a particular area is supplied. Remember that the electricity come from "upstream" unless there is a local generator which needs fuel from "upstream".
All the data flies through telephone lines that are using glass fibre these days, although there are many miles of old lines. There may be some building that use a microwave dish to transfer data, but the microwave needs power to operate.
So do not worry too much about the ultimate plan because there are guys just like me who know how to nip it in the bud.
If you are afraid, do some studying to learn how electricity get to a building and how telephone systems work.
Now that I have said this, the fear has been transferred to those who are doing the tracking. They should be afraid of their whole economic system being routinely crashed.

red dawn said...

Wake up, Slaves and Suckers. Or at least do it for “the children”.
If you can’t tell by now, NEWSFLASH: Your children are going to be miserable slaves. And, it will be all your fault, because you chose mammon over living by the truth.

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Activist said...

Liberty, Love, and Peace will Prevail. Everything else is an illusion.

merginglight said...

A person doesn't have to hate the process to be aware of it. A person just has to be aware of it and make critical, specific choices not to involve oneself any further and learn how to protect yourself before you have to defend yourself. It's called being proactive in your own life and people really should be. Many thousands of times in history, it has been proven that when a population is proactive about their own life, changes can be made on a global wide scale, but just as many time it has been shown that when people follow blindly without much thought, enslavement follows them everywhere. Be proactive in your own life and set a good example to others to be also. It's what will save you in the long run.

Activist said...

Merginglight -- you have it right! The process of awareness renders most attempts to control us irrelevant. This is why the global controllers of all generations have always sought diversions and distractions to keep people unaware. The answer to all of this is in the mirror.
M.E.

chuck said...

While we all see some of these devices around here & there, I'm wondering about how good some of this....technology actually is? I mean, IF I wanted to control a populace from swapping secrets over the telephone networks, what better way to do so then to spread the fable....I mean story from..."official channels" that now with this new technology we can listen and monitor EVERY phone conversation going on at any time say for instance in the US, while listening for these..."key words". Personally and on this count I think that to be ABSOLUTE GOVERNMENT BULLSHIT. They aren't that good. They aren't even close to being that good. That's a GREAT STORY and one I would want to use IF I was the controller. They can't even deliver my mail on time or to the correct address, nor can they clean up the oil spill in the Gulf and they can't run an economy either. And yet, we're to believe that they can listen to these conversations and all at once?? And take out selective words which leaves a bookmark for future reference from some government spook sitting in an office at Langley??? PLEASE!!!!!! Hey...maybe in the movies and in their imagination but in reality I think not. They aren't that good, no matter what they say.

Activist said...

I'll give you that one. But they are TRYING. And they are using OUR money to try. It could be as you say: all just a belief system, but, nonetheless, what kind of culture are they trying to create? And what kind of culture are we supporting with our tax dollars?

Mark N. said...

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered.

OK, I guess I will.

Doug said...

Reminds me of the 80's song..."Somebody's watching me" by Rockwell.....(not Lew)...

Marilyn said...

I am reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. She describes (in 1957) what is happening now. I am having nightmares!

Bente said...

Remember, chilluns, that their is more incompetence in the world than evil: and also that the evil are very often incompetent in their evil.

Sagezeke said...

Read "The Armageddon Trade" by Clem Chambers if you want to see how computers and a select few dedicated people can manipulate socieity. The book is fiction but comes very close to what the premise of this article is about.

Bill Farrow said...

You are forced to fit into their little boxes. I happen to have a postcode that the Post Office forgot about. Without formally telling me they have created another one for my home. Although the Post Office still delivers mail addressed with my original code, no one else knows where it is... so delivery men using GPS cannot find me, it doesn't appear on the list of postcodes that the post office sold to businesses, so I cannot buy over the internet, because the postcode associated with my credit cards does not appear on the drop-down list. Unless I change everything to fit in with the way I have been categorized on the computer system I am hamstrung in what I want to do.

john said...

If we allow them now they will control us they that is the ultimate aim of the new world order so that a select few can live like kings the rest of us are the provider work ants they had it before the old feudal system in england and europe and they want it back. Even the bibel predicted it 2000 years ago if you do not take the mark you will not be able to sell or buy simple micro chip with your bank linked together with a oat to some Goverment religous entity coupled with the collapse of paper money
sounds familiar does it not???

Chin said...

In replying to the other opinion that the government worker aren't that good with all these high tech stuff, agreed. Also then there is the precisely the other side, that since they aren't as good a worker should be, and you are on the receiving end of that incompetence, watch out!

metyl_dragon said...

All of the posts are quite viable. Yes, the objection is one world order and total control of the masses. We all have been programed and brain-washed for hundreds if not thousands of years. All one has to read is the Annunaki Covenant and everything falls into place. The Annunaki, or should I say, the Illuminati, are not reptilian but humans just like you and I. And yes, the one world order has and will be the number one selection on the menu. Unfortunately for them many of us can see through their veils and fantasy's. They smile in our face all the while turning the knife in our backs.

Be happy, don't worry, it's all gonna fall apart anyway...

Daniel said...

Welcome to the world of human batteries. Enter the Matrix.

Ayn R. Key said...

The one thing I'm not worried about is the RFID in items that I can carry. Put any item with a chip, even if it is powder, into a microwave for 10 seconds, and it is no longer an RFID chip. I can't help you if the chip is implanted though.

Clayton said...

Gadgetry cannot enable the-powers-that-be to get away with anything that people do not already accept, whether actively, passively, ignorantly or otherwise. If Grammy & Pops didn't care whether people smoke pot or not, what difference would it make how many ways the government can data-mine people's drug habits? The psychological assent of the masses to prohibitionist policy is what gives that policy teeth. The gadgets are just a means to keep us all walking the "straight and narrow".

Richard said...

Its not entirely the populations fault, since they are fed half truths, lies, exagerations, and all kinds of whipped up frenzied nonsense.

But I agree there is the under lying attitude of, who is going to give me a job ? if i can't get a job who is going to pay my bills, if i am sick who is paying my hospital, etc. etc. etc. and what people don't realise is that if they stand on their own two feet and empower themselves to be useful in society, rather than just looking for a handout, things will change dramatically.

Government and Relgion also, is just a parasite that feeds on fear. Take away the fear, empower yourself to take care of yourself and you have zero need of government.

Roads, Schools, Police, Lawcourts, could all be privately operated. Sure we'd have some super wealthy manipulating things, but at least they'd be productive superwealthy, like Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, rather than armchair socialists like Obama whose entire contribution to humanity equals zero.

And yes, whilst right now the technology is not there to really monitor things, its coming along and its coming along big time. Give it 10 years and I should think it would be possible to have cameras and monitors in everyone's home and computer software linked to thought police.

They only have to catch 1 in 1000 real offenders and everyone else will be scared to death.

I NEED, MONIQUE !!! said...

..."they'd be productive superwealthy, like Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates"...
HEY, BUDDY!! YOU THINK TOO HIGHLY OF THE TYPE GUYS WHOM ARE CREATING THIS "SCIENTIFIC DICTATORSHIP" IN THE FIRST PLACE! AND IF YOU ARE AN UHMURRKINN, YOU PROBABLY CHEERFULLY PUT "YOUR TAX DOLLARS" TO WORK IN SICK, SUICIDAL SUPPORT OF THE PHREAX WHO AIM TO DESTROY THE REMAINDER OF US BY LAND, SEA, AIR AND PSYCHE. YOU ARE A LOWER FORM OF THE "PATHETIC,PUBLIC-WELFARE FED ("YOUR TAX DOLLARS"), PARASITICAL-ELITE" CLASS AND WOULD YOU ALL KINDLY DO THE REST OF US THE FAVOR OF ATTAINING YOUR COVETED "WALHALLA" VIA SUICIDING YOURSELVES POST-HASTE,ENMASSE, SO AS TO LEAVE THE REST OF US...WELL, UNMOLESTED TO ENDEAVOR IN PEACE, LOVE AND PROSPERITY?!!

anonymous said...

John: Punctuation....it's a good thing!

the tent lady said...

What does Obama's Drug Czar have to do with:

Community Mapping, Planning & Analysis for Safety Strategies (COMPASS), Community Oriented Policing (COPS), Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)?

Welcome to our communitarian future. It's here.

ottolund said...

Are your meds laced with data bits? http://www.navigate3d.no/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1628&start=176#M6760 Big Pharma nanotechnology encodes pills with tracking data that you swallow

Regards,
Otto

Richard said...

I have enjoyed reading the comments posted tonight! Some were quite thought provoking, most were reasonable. But hey guys, some real whack jobs also chimed in! You know who you are. Regards, Ricpent

Activist said...

Thanks for all of the comments. You are helping to spread the word. This story has been posted far and wide. Thank you for your support!!

cwartis said...

The theme song to the TV show "Secret Agent" crooned:"They've given me a number and taken
away my name. We have given away are freedom
and privacy in exchange for security and
political correctness.And it started with
the electorial college.

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dvrdownmark said...

pod...u r a fool...do you think you will even have a chance to get to the grid or even those electrical lines? They know about your intentions and will squash you like a bug!

Anonymous said...

Get a copy of the Constitution and commit it to memory. An informed population remains a free population...
Plant potatoes .
Potatoes can be grown in straw ( hay has grass and weed seeds ), shredded paper and , of course, soil.
Potatoes need no refrigeration for storage
Potatoes can be eaten without cooking
Potatoes can be grown by planting the ''eye '' with just a small piece of the potato. Just peel the potato a little bit thicker where the eye is located and plant this.
Potatoes are a good source of food including Vitamin C.
Potatoes can be used for barter ( Pray it never gets to this situation )
Potatoes make a very attractive seasonal
'hedge' along the walkway ( on a positive note )
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VOTE TO SAVE OUR AMERICAN IDENTITY, FREEDOMS AND CONSTITUTIONAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT.
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USA_Informed said...

"Whomever" feels they are entitled to do things like this are mentally and emotionally out of balance. Groups of "elite", and just who and what is elite?, feel it's their "right" to control others? Not so. There are consequences.

http://www.stockrocker.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Just about everyone with a computer has been attacked at some point. We are becoming paranoid every-time we use the computer, with good reason too! Don't trust the virus (spy) software companies who say that your privacy is a number one priority; most are passing everything onto Uncle Sam's database. Why don't they F*** off.
http://www.kerryhay.spiderweb.com.au

Anonymous said...

Australia is rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN)into every home and business. Why so? It has more to do with the future of banking then making our computers faster online. There wont be cash, only an amount allotted to the slave if he toes the Rothschild line, if you know what I mean. Paper money (cash) is slowly been withdrawn from circulation, and we are now going through this orchestrated economic financial crash. Ordinary people will be under the thumb of this new worldwide banking cartel. We the people must pull together and rid ourselves of this illegal private Federal Reserve Bank Act of 1913, this 1913 Act must be repealed so that our duly elected member of parliament and our government can once again coin their own money for a balanced fiscal budget for mankind.The money masters'(Jews)are deliberately bankrupting everyone except themselves for their own elitists ego! It's downright criminal to say the least. The CIA murdered JFK for this very reason: http://www.kerryhay.spiderweb.com.au

PradipG said...

Great threat to liberty, freedom and all related issues. thanks for publishing great alert.

t_man3 said...

ya man what monique said is rite on the head of the nail,my dear richards of the world its people liki you who have enabled these pricks ,there a keyword for ya pricks to continue to scew us the trueth seekers, mark my words go ahead richi babe pay your vertual taxe to the virtual tax colector , for the virtual big brother of yours ,just remember this he is, not your bro he is tracking you so your not hard to find ,wen the time comes, he is tracking me, NO FEAR , thats the tiket, they want me cause of our minds are powerful and they need that power cause they are not that smart , guys like you richy they track for one of three resons , keep you working for them you seem to be eager to do so, or to get rid of you ,cause for what ever reason you just dident make the cut , or for food they are reptilian and they love the tast of our flesh and need our blood for there rituals , you dont have to worry about them sacraficing you they dont want week blood like yours , sa far as the retilians go i made one chage others saw but are to scared to addmit , he was a judge i looked him strait in the eye called him by his name and then he lost it and ran out of the court room ,long story short is all you have to do is chec your fear with out it they have nothing and google the four things the sovereigh needs to know and say will we inherrit the earth the rest weel my heart akes for you who can hera but dont listen , see and dont look but i will keep tring cause i love you all even you richy boy ,PS. thanks MONIQUE for your intelectPPS> f!!!ck the constatution the first line is the biggest lie of all"WE THE PEOPLE " does not refer to us theyr slaves but to thememselves the four fathers and there own,you know the saying goes "their is no honnor among theives" the constatution was writen to protect themselfs from eachother not you and me my friends.

ron said...

Have a look at this & follow links about rfid in dollar bills...
http://www.ssrichardmontgomery.com/rfidmoney.htm

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks,

Be less alarmed. If the "elite" Navy seals could be psychoed into believing they were out killing a dead guy (perhaps digging up bones to machine gun them) we don't really have much to worry about. Look at the dodos in politics, then think about really thoughtful and considerate men and women. No comparison. The "elite" are really just stupid thugs with some help from techno freaks in their slave military service. The ultimate outcome of all this techno junk will be the stupidest so called rulers in earth's history. Their offspring, what a word, are already into the dead jive of pop culture. Soon, these problem thugs will just stop breathing out of sheer terror - they know they are corrupt and imbalanced creatures and they fear everyone, even their buddies and cronies. Don't be terrorized just let the terror sink back into the brains and hearts of these so called world "leaders". Let them finish themselves and their followers off.

Anonymous said...

Some have said here that it was said it was comming true what was written in the bible. "hey they are tryin to create all those misseries in the revelation, why? maybe they had their shitty paws involved in writing it.

Ratt said...

Voice-to-text software has never really matured, since like fingerprints, the human voice is extremely complex tonally. Reading ASCII was child's play in 1960, today there are computers that could record every keystroke on every smart phone in the world simultaneously. That is precisely why you can get an unlimited "data" plan with every provider, while voice still is limited to a number of minutes a month. The government would prefer that every communication was done using ASCII, for now obvious reasons (you're welcome in advance). They cannot afford to hire people to physically listen for voice calls on all phones, but capturing your LOL's is extremely cheap and efficient in comparison. My advice is to talk more and type less, preferably reduce your data throughput to zero. Otherwise you are promoting a real life 1984 being implemented using smartphones that YOU pay for, and we all pay for with our freedom.

Anonymous said...

On communications and internet use being monitored - the old axiom "Garbage in, garbage out" is probably the best way to really mess up the algorithms monitoring us. For example, if the word "Bomb" throws up red flags in their system, everyone who communicates electronically repeating that word several times during their conversations would confuse the system to the point of making it useless.

We also know that strong magnetic fields can scramble or disable most electronics. Example, have an RFID chip or tracking chip implanted in your arm? Get one of those rare earth magnets, the super strong ones and set it on your arm right over the chip for an hour or so. If you want to experiment with this, go get your dog chipped and when you bring him/her home, snuggle up and hold the magnet on the chip site. Then take him to somewhere with a chip reader and the chip should be neutralized.

Get rid of the cellphone, leave the wallet with all your cards at home, etc.

My point with all this is - render their technology useless by mass subversion and opting-out whenever possible. Also, the person who commented that if we merely took responsibility for ourselves rather than becoming dependant on higher powers for basic needs is right. If we took our own lives back big brother's system would fail, or at the least be rendered inefficient enough as to be not worth the effort.

The real problem with all of this is: if only a few of us do this, we end up sticking out like a sore thumb relative to the masses of people who don't care or are simply unaware they are being monitored, which is what makes big brother's tech so effective in the first place.

Conundrum :)

Anonymous said...

The reason most of this high-level, screwing of the masses works is because most people (thanks to 50 some years of dumbing down via socialist infested indoctrination - you'll notice I didn't say education)are now too stupid and too busy just trying survive in this "Brave New World" we've allowed to be created for ourselves. It sort of reminds me of the circa 1980s movie, "They Live", where the aliens (who can't be seen without 'special sunglasses') subliminally control human thoughts using some sort of transmissions, while a small band of humans engage in a doomed-from-the-start resistance movement). Looks like part of that movie has become factual...only WE ARE OUR OWN ALIENS, doing this to ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Down with satanic NWO !

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All of this traceability is part of Obama's big plan to turn us all into governmnet slaves by destroying the middle class and starve us to death. The US government has become so corrupt it isn't funny. Elections have consequences!

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TSK Law said...

Technology opens many doors, many go to dark places. Surveillance of civilians is a scary thing and should be monitored. I just dont know if its too late to really do anything about it at this point in the game.

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