I cannot believe what I am writing, the TSA has officially invaded auto manufacturing.
Working with CLEAR, Lincoln takes effortless travel to the next level, offering complimentary memberships for new Lincoln owners. (Source)
Lincoln owners and their passengers wishing to travel to the airport or sports arenas will have the ‘complimentary’ pleasure of being spied on by DHS!
To help make airport travel easier, Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR – which offers the fastest, most predictable way through security – to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. (Source)
Last year, I warned everyone that auto manufactures were working to put iris and fingerprint scanners in new cars. And now it appears that my worst fears have become a reality.
Lincoln’s spying vehicles are much worse than you can imagine.
Cars will scan drivers irises and fingerprints
CLEAR delivers secure and easy travel to more than 30 airports and arenas nationwide. At participating venues, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines. According to CLEAR, members walk through security in minutes every time. (Source)
And who wouldn’t want a ‘complimentary’ government approved vehicle surveillance system, that pre-checks drivers and passengers into airports and sports arenas?
Sports leagues like the NHL have also begun installing facial biometric cameras. Pretty soon no one will be able to watch a sporting event without DHS knowing who you are. FYI, sports arenas are also secretly spying on everyone’s instant messages and Tweets.
CLEAR claims, they are thrilled to make travel simpler. But what they are really doing is making government spying simpler.
“We are thrilled to be part of Lincoln’s vision to enhance its clients’ lives in new and exciting ways,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “There is a natural fit between our shared focus on making travel simpler at every step along the customer journey.” (Source)
As if things couldn’t get any worse, CLEAR and the TSA want to install facial biometrics at every airport and you know what that means. That new Lincoln you purchased will be recalled and fitted with a TSA-approved facial biometric scanner.
Cars will send your biometrics to the TSA
An article in The Points Guy, warns that Lincoln’s new cars will scan and send your biometrics to the TSA and sports arenas.
…The biometric scan that took place earlier verified your identity, and all you need to do is hand your boarding pass to the TSA agent. (Source)
This is a hacker’s dream come true.
Soon no one will be able to travel in America without government approval.
The future of driving in a police state
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Want to purchase a new car in 2018 and beyond? Then head on over to your friendly DHS-run car dealership.Want to test drive a new car? Sorry you will have to be CLEARed by the TSA first.
Interested in purchasing a used car in the future? Do you want a detailed history of where the vehicle has been?
Not to worry, DHS knows who owned it, where they live and have a detailed report of the vehicle’s daily travels.
In the not-too-distant future, used car buyers could go online and check out DHSfax, sorry I meant Carfax, and get a complete history of the driver’s and passengers’ biometrics.
If you think I am exaggerating, check out this list.
- SiriusXM and in-car 911 services
- Car infotainment (surveillance) systems
- Car GPS surveillance
- Rental car surveillance
- Police Phone Trackers and cellphone towers
- Digital drivers licenses
- Real-ID licenses
- Bluetooth readers
- E-ZPass surveillance
- License plate readers track our every movement and can identify the make and model of vehicles
- Pay-By-Plate nationwide ‘hotlists’ tracking system
- Red light camera surveillance
- Stop sign surveillance cameras
- School bus surveillance cameras
- Garbage truck surveillance
- V2V surveillance (Click here to find out more.)
- DOT surveillance
- DOT surveillance drones
- DHS surveillance drones
- Police surveillance drones (Click here to find out more.)
- DEA surveillance
- DEA, DHS, FBI, etc., combined surveillance
- DEA license plate reader program
- Border Patrol surveillance
- Smart billboards
- Police FaceVacs system
- Police facial recognition cameras, (Click here to find out about cop run facial biometric cameras.)
- DUI interlock devices
- Intelligent street lights or SmartNodes
- ShotSpotter streetlights
- Police X-ray surveillance vehicles
- Police handheld X-ray scanners
- Police handheld radar scanners
- DOJ facial recognition cameras
- Police Stingrays
- National Guard DRT boxes
- Police Virtual Block Watch and POD cameras
- Event data recorders or black boxes
- Speed limiters
- Insurance company surveillance
- DUI Checkpoints
- Super Bowl Checkpoints
- Drivers License Checkpoints
- Safety Belt Checkpoints
- DNA Checkpoints
- Heroin Checkpoints
- Pot Breathalyzer Checkpoints
- Drug Testing Checkpoints
- Police ‘Fake’ Drug Checkpoints
- Bus Checkpoints
- Escaped Fugitive Checkpoints
- Firewood Checkpoints
- Hunting Checkpoints
- Fishing Checkpoints
And it gets worse…
TSA’s facial biometric scanners are being installed at train stations and transit police are secretly spying on commuters. Public transportation buses across the country are being equipped with as many as TEN DHS video cameras that spy on commuters. Last year, DHS was caught secretly listening to commuters conversations; law enforcement and DHS also use CCTV cameras to spy on commuters billions of times every year.
Two months ago I warned everyone that DHS and law enforcement are using Real-ID to control ‘fundamental aspects of our daily lives’. But I never thought DHS would unabashedly infiltrate auto manufacturing.
CLEARly we are headed in the wrong direction.
Equipping vehicles with TSA technology is abhorrent, misguided and a step backwards. Americans need more privacy not less.
How long will it be before Americans have to seek law enforcement’s permission just to travel?
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