July 12, 2012
You might have heard that police are deploying scanners – not only in airports – but also on trains, buses, ferries, sporting events and on the streets. And see this.
You probably know that the National Security Agency is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s data permanently.
And that the CIA is trying to tap your communications as well.
You may have heard that drones will soon be flown all over America to spy on us. For example, ABC News reported:
Drones can carry facial recognition cameras, license plate scanners, thermal imagingcameras, open WiFi sniffers, and other sensors.
And they can be armed.
Without privacy and transparency rules — these powerful surveillance tools … have strong potential for misuse.
AP notes that the American public is wary of drones:
Public worries about drones began mostly on the political margins, but there are signs that they’re going mainstream.
An ACLU lobbyist, Chris Calabrese, said that when he speaks to audiences about privacy issues, drones are what “everybody just perks up over.”
Government Will Be Able to Tell What You Ate for Breakfast – Or How Much Adrenaline You’ve Got – from 164 Feet Away
Gizmodo reports today:
Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you. And without you knowing it.
The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors weresubcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded “in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.
Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States.
The machine is ten million times faster—and one million times more sensitive—than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.
Above: The Genia Photonics’ Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner is capable of detecting every tiny trace of any substance on your body, from specks of gunpowder to your adrenaline levels to a sugar-sized grain of cannabis to what you had for breakfast.
Meanwhile, In-Q-Tel states that “an important benefit of Genia Photonics’ implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments… This compact and robust laser has the ability to rapidly sweep wavelengths in any pattern and sequence.” [PDF]
So not only can they scan everyone. They would be able to do it everywhere: the subway, a traffic light, sports events… everywhere.
- Government Will Soon Be Able to Know Your Adrenaline Level, What You Ate Your Breakfast and What You’re Thinking … from 164 Feet (zerohedge.com)
- Government Will Soon Be Able to Know Your Adrenaline Level, What You Ate Your Breakfast and What You’re Thinking … from 164 Feet Away (washingtonsblog.com)
- DEA Quietly Builds Its Network of License Plate Scanners (reason.com)
- Drones over America: Infrastructure of US Police State (sott.net)
- Drones over America (theaveragejoenewsblogg.com)
- Government Will Soon Be Able to Know Your Adrenaline Level, What You Ate Your Breakfast and What You’re Thinking … from 164 Feet Away (pakalertpress.com)
- A Code Of Conduct, For Drones? (npr.org)
- Drones: New Target for Hackers (amog.com)
- The Insects Are Watching: The Future of Government Surveillance Technology (raptureimminent.wordpress.com)
- New laser-based molecular scanner will tell the government everything about you from 164 ft away (EndtheLie.com)