Skip to comments.The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV
Posted on 03/20/2012 11:13:10 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Unless of course you run for public office or protest against the government, then they'll pull up all the info on you just to destroy you.
That would work under the false assumption that they are only interested in compiling information about people engaged in anti-American or criminal activities.
The truth is that the 16 major US intelligence agencies, 100+ federal police agencies, and many others, foreign, corporate and individuals, have had more than enough surveillance powers to scrutinize serious threats.
So today, information accumulation is done for odd and arcane purposes, such as an overall sense of voyeurism, the actual resentment of privacy by others and an almost sexual enjoyment of surreptitiously gathering information about others; to incredibly advanced data mining software that always promises to deliver hidden knowledge if only it is given more data (but never does deliver).
Bureaucrats crave such compilation, because it also offers them the illusion of less work on their part. Utterly useless technologies like “terrorism detection facial and speech recognition” never work, but are tried again and again in the hope that someday they shall.
In Britain, and now coming to the US is yet another deception, the belief that a multitude of cameras in public places will achieve something. Since only a retarded person can gaze at monitors all day without going mad, and no software exists that can actually determine when a person on camera is doing something improper, such cameras are a waste of time and money.
In the UK, the government is now offering cash rewards to citizens to monitor the cameras watching them, in case they see something interesting. It is utter failure.
In the final analysis, when a government becomes terribly inefficient is dealing with the large issues of a nation, it often instead becomes obsessed with unimportant minutiae. This is an indicator that is it failing, and needs to be replaced.
This article did not even mention the miniature video cameras with wireless uplinks to a surveillance satellites which are built in to every new TV - behind the screen, aiming out...
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There's no camera in the TV. What they can do, though, is pick up the modulation on the electron beam that scans the TV screen to create the picture.
It's been years since I worked with classified computers, but back then the monitor had to be TEMPEST certified, because otherwise someone near the building could pick up what was on the screen, by detecting that modulation.
In England, where radio and TV sets have to be licensed, the "TV police" use to drive up and down the streets listening for the Local Oscillator of radios and TVs. They could tell if you were using an unlicensed set. Had they wanted to, they could have listened or watched what you were listening to or watching.
They can't see you, but they can tell what you're watching.
I don't know if this is still possible with TVs with plasma or LCD screens, nor with digital TVs.
Probably so. But someone who has funding authority over them may care a lot.
Seriously? Tell me more.
Seriously? Tell me more.
Funny, I thought the CIA want supposed to be conducting operations inside the USA , spying on us citizens.
A short peice of black, electrical tape over the lens should stop that....
That really isn’t the point.
Every since we have been connected to cable and TV's all became instant on, they have had the capability to listen to you, now they will be wanting to look at me sleep. Look at the money we could save on sleep centers alone.
And you know this how? We are about to see single Atoms used as switches, the computing power that will result from that is unimaginable.
Bear in mind that stuff has been revealed for public consumption, so I would imagine that there ae some unknown advances already.
Sky Net run amok. 👿
There was some talk a couple years back, about spreading the CC device among the pixels of the screen in order to let you look directly at the person on the screen when teleconferencing, instead of looking at the top of the screen and looking retarded.
Red scanner lasers! The clerk at QT scanned me last night.
How about just putting your tv into a nice armoire and closing the door? It’s going to be mighty hard for a camera to see through wood doors, especially those with a tin foil lining (attached with duct tape, of course).
Didn’t they do that in the book 1984?
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