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The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV
Daily Mail UK ^ | March 16, 2012 | Rob Waugh

Posted on 03/20/2012 11:13:10 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright

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The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV: Agency director says it will 'transform' surveillance

When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are.

Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home - the rise of 'connected' gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people 'bug' their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus.

The CIA claims it will be able to 'read' these devices via the internet - and perhaps even via radio waves from outside the home.

A Sony internet TV: The rise of 'connected' devices in the home offers spies a window into people's lives - CIA director David Petraeus says the technologies will 'transform' surveillance

A Sony internet TV: The rise of 'connected' devices in the home offers spies a window into people's lives - CIA director David Petraeus says the technologies will 'transform' surveillance


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cia; constitution; internet; spying
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Time to rethink this "Always on Internet" thing!!!

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1 posted on 03/20/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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To: Neil E. Wright

Petraeus, eh?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 11:16:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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I’m betting the CIA could care less about what I am doing. YMMV.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 11:17:18 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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Time to rethink this "Always on Internet" thing!!!

Was banging that drum back in the late 90s.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 11:18:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Yup, that is the one Hillary called a Liar in the senate hearings...


5 posted on 03/20/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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Apparently people have been spying through the cameras on computers and laptops for quite a while now.

How is this possible with a tv? Are there tvs with cameras now?

And of course anyone with a cellphone is a GPS tracking device, and anyone with an internet connection is susceptible of being tracked.

I love technology but it certainly undermines one’s privacy.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 11:22:16 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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Old news is bad news. Alex Jones has been yelling about this for years, that there are listening devices in not only all new TV’s but in all the fairly new cable boxes (our cable guy practically stole one of the old boxes a year ago which, according to Jones, doesn’t have the remote device). Jones says that “they” can see out from the TV as well as from all computers equipped with mikes and cameras. This is what he says, don’t blame the messenger, and he claims to base all his claims on existing and already signed legislation.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV

OK, they asked for it.

8 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:50 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I pity the person assigned to monitor my life. Hope he brings along a good book to keep him occupied.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:08 AM PDT by albionin
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To: AtlasStalled

1984 is getting closer and closer.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: BlueStateBlues
Alex Jones has been yelling about this for years

Alex Jones has been yelling about a lot of things for a lot of years.

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11 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:34 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: BlueStateBlues; tomkat; Questori; Taxman; lightman

For years, I always thought he was a kook; now, I may have to re-visit his site. If what he’s saying is even 50% accurate, we all should be worried/scared sh*tless.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 11:29:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Peter from Rutland
I’m betting the CIA could care less about what I am doing

Heh.
CIA, maybe not.
Homeland Security, maybe.
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13 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Rennes Templar
1984 is getting closer and closer.

Double plus ungood.

14 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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It seems that only a tv connected to the internet can be used as a tracking device but there’s nothing really new about the internet being used as a platform for spying. I’ve always assumed anything connected to the internet is an open book, and can be readily accessed by prying eyes whether by those armed with a search warrant, an intelligence operative or some troublesome hacker or malicious criminal.

I think the most under-reported story out there is how insecure the internet highway is, and when there are reports of U.S. predator drones being hijacked by Iranian hackers or Iranian nuclear facilities being shutdown by internet worms, then you realize just how insecure the whole system is. When governments can’t protect their own connected devices, then you know it’s bad.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 11:33:54 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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“How is this possible with a tv? Are there tvs with cameras now?”

Who really knows? With all the *electronic gizmos* inside those things, there might/could be... Maybe they can see out from the screen? That’s all above/beyond my pay grade. We need an engineer or someone who *knows that gizmo stuff*.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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I thought they’d been able to do this for years with fiber optics. What else is new?


17 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:20 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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I thought they’d been able to do this for years with fiber optics. What else is new?


18 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:28 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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I thought they’d been able to do this for years with fiber optics. What else is new?


19 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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I thought they’d been able to do this for years with fiber optics. What else is new?


20 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:43 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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