A New Technology That Will Dangerously Expand Government Spying on Citizens

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"Your smartphone in effect becomes a government listening device that detects and accesses all nearby wireless or bluetooth devices, or anything that has a MAC address for that matter. How ‘near’ is nearby is not revealed by the company, or the Air Force, both of which refused to comment on the Wall St. Journal story. But with the expansion of 5G wireless, it should be assumed it’s more than just a couple steps from your smartphone.

One can imagine some scary scenarios with this capability in the hands of government snoops:

Not only would the government know your geographical location via the GPS signal to your cellphone. They’d know what you are doing. And with whom.

A political gathering would allow them to see all the owners of other cellphones in the vicinity of a protest or demonstration. How many are gathering at a particular street or location. The direction they might be heading. Or whether there’s an organization meeting in a hall or room and who (with a cellphone as well) might be attending.

If you’re driving on a winding coastal or mountain road, it would know, and could possibly access, your car’s various electronic systems to turn them off. It might access your car’s circuit board that governs your power steering when you’re driving in an area of winding roads. Or it might be able to just shut down your car’s electrical system and remotely lock all your doors. The police no longer have to engage in highway chases until capture.

The new tech would allow the government to access the data on your fitbit device while you’re jogging. Or worse, maybe even interfere with the signal on your heart pacemaker device.

The technology might be used to access your smartphone, and from there to turn on your home Alexa device to listen in and record conversations without you ever knowing. Or to listen in on your zoom conferencing on your laptop. Or maybe even worse, to shut down or bypass the safety features on your home furnace equipment. Or turn off your home security system.

And with 5G wireless broadband, the tracking might be extended well beyond the range of a bluetooth device. Add 5G broadband wireless to SignalFrame’s technology, and then wed that to the capability of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and you get instant processing of a massive amount of data on any targeted person or gathering!

This problem of government surveillance on free citizen activity is not new. It took a giant leap after 9-11 with the Patriot Act and acquisition of phone data by Homeland Security and other government agencies. It was supposed to have stopped. But it hasn’t. The snoops have continued to ignore Congressional resolutions and court decisions on privacy invasion of citizens. The latest Air Force lab testing is likely just a recent ‘tip of the iceberg’ revelation. And if the Air Force is doing it, be assured so are the Army, Navy, the NSA, CIA, FBI and all the other government snoops.

Certainly this kind of technology would be used not only by the US government. If the USA has it, you can bet other governments do too–especially China, Russia, Israel, and probably some of the Europeans as well.

Unlike in 2001, in 2020 SignalFrame’s technology takes government surveillance to a new level–given the ubiquity of smartphones, Internet of Things (IOT) devices, digital circuit board dependent autos, and all the many household devices now with MAC wireless access addresses. And now, unlike circa 2001 and the passage of the Patriot Act (and its continuation in annual NDAA legislation), we have AI, machine learning, neural nets everywhere, and massive government data processing power.

In short, Technology is becoming a growing tool and power in the hands of governments, to use to thwart democratic and constitutional rights–as well as to detect, apprehend, and ‘deal with’ those who protest and oppose those governments.

The coming decade in the USA will be not only increasingly difficult economically, increasingly unstable politically, but will prove to be a period in which technology is increasingly threatening basic civil rights as well as the very foundations of Democracy itself."
SOURCE URL: https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/12/02/a-new-technology-that-will-dangerously-expand-government-spying-on-citizens/

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  • Posted by AmericanWoman 1 month, 1 week ago
    Just a word to those who are cautious, if you had a 19 test for any reason. Myself, I did it to give peace of mind to friends who have cancer as to be able to visit with them. The test can be the only way they would have gotten my phone number now the CDC is calling daily wanting to do a survey of my vaccines. By the way was negative on both nasal and antibodies and do not intend to be part of their sheep show. By the way too the number comes from 312 Area Code.
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  • Posted by term2 1 month, 1 week ago
    Good info to know. For sensitive conversations, do it outside in the woods, without your phone, and dont say anything that could be considered against the local government at home.. Maybe get rid of alexa
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  • Posted by $ BobCat 1 month, 1 week ago
    And to think that several years ago we were worried about “Eyes in the Sky”. Isn’t technology great , It’s past time to disconnect.
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  • Posted by bobsprinkle 1 month, 1 week ago
    When I need a new phone, I will look for a dumb phone. Screw this smart phone crap. I don't use any of the crap on my current phone.
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    • Posted by 1 month, 1 week ago
      One possible use for a used smart phone is they can operate as computers without connection to cell towers (by removing the sim card.) So you can use an old 'smart' phone as a book reader and music player (using files stored on the phone) without a sim card and not be connected. (Just don't connect it to wifi or try to make calls.)
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  • Posted by $ Snezzy 1 month, 1 week ago
    If you are seriously concerned about electronic surveillance, the Amish have a problem that could be your solution. The Amish have too small a gene pool. They are sometimes at a loss in finding an unrelated person to marry, and they are certainly aware of the medical results of breeding too closely. Thus they are not opposed to accepting serious converts to their religion and lifestyle. If you are unmarried, of procreating age, and in search of a spouse, the Amish might be able to help.

    Among the Old Order Amish, as we all know, telephones and electricity are rare. They have a successful lifestyle that does not include those things.

    The downside is that joining the Amish involves adopting their religion (difficult for confirmed atheists) and submitting to rulings given by the local religious leaders.

    Another downside that I might have heard is that some Amish are now using cellphones.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 1 month, 1 week ago
    It took five years to get 4G where I live it will probably take another five or more years for 5G. I just chuckle hearing out of area visitors complaining about the cellular service here. Also, a number of people who are on the Next Door neighborhood cellphone app who have just moved to here complaining about the poor cellphone service. You want to live in a semi-rural area you have put up with this scenario.
    Any way, I have an IPhone 6 which I'm not up-grading anytime soon since in the next town there is a hole in the wall store that services IPhones. They just replaced my battery and the phone works well. We do have the Air Natl Guard and Army Reserves flying in and landing at the small airport on top of a mesa for refueling. There have been helicopter gunships of different variety and Osprey landing there once a month.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 1 week ago
    Technocracy period. I have posted many times about this NWO plan. Witnessed now daily with Governors ordering draconian shut downs based on unelected “scientists” recommendations. Everything connected to the internet of things.
    This is sample of what the Satanic Luciferian Pedo file Globalists want. Oh and with 90% of the population removed. Anthem on steroids.
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    • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 1 week ago
      I'm so boring who would want to tap my phone?
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      • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month, 1 week ago
        The idea is to monitor and limit your use of energy.
        Based on “sustainability” . Sustainability is subjective and some hand placed expert determines it. This of course would mean rationing . If you toast some bread you have used some energy units, lights on energy units , hot water so on and so forth.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 1 month, 1 week ago
    There is an old line . . . Never attribute to malice that which is better explained through incompetence.

    Thinking about all this data gathering and how that data will be used ... and more to the point, the incompetent use of that data.

    Do you recall the movie "Brazil?" A small typo from a government bureaucrat -- Tuttle vs Buttle and we have a course of events that cook and then boil into a mess resulting from mistaken identity.

    So you are driving down that winding road in the mountains and your electronic everything in the vehicle is Turned Off -- but it was really just a mistake -- you see, the owner of the vehicle that was supposed to be cancelled was improperly identified ... and you, my friend, are the one that gets cancelled. Don't take it personally.

    [EDIT] this reminds me of the ending to AS where Galt says he is going back to the world outside the Gulch. He is warned that Their World is falling apart and the rotting beams of its collapse will cause unseen damage. That is what I can foresee in the context of the gross damages that will result from the masses of incompetent and powerful bureaucrats that employ all of this data For The Greater Good.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month, 1 week ago
    SkyNet is coming. Too bad it won't be machines in control of the data.

    Too bad SCOTUS can't be proactive and investigate a 4th Amendment violation.
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