Is Privacy History? Top 5 Ways You Are Being Digitally Monitored and Catalogued Daily

December 11, 2012 | By | 31 Replies More

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What if somebody told you that you were being monitored inside and outside your home 24 hours a day? Would you believe them? Most people wouldn’t. However reality is often scarier than fiction. Chances are if you’re reading this, you likely live in a nation that utilizes the following tracking methodologies that have only one purpose…to digitally record and catalogue your every move.

For the past two decades, there has been a malevolent movement across industrialized nations to track individuals without their knowledge and with a total disregard for privacy.

Just two years ago, the Associated Press reported that 100,000 cell phone years were being secretly tracked outside of the United States. That first-of-its-kind study by Northeastern University raised privacy and ethical questions for its monitoring methods, which were illegal at the time in the United States.

The scientists would not say where the study was done, only describing the location as an industrialized nation. Researchers used cell phone towers to track individuals’ locations whenever they made or received phone calls and text messages over six months. In a second set of records, researchers took another 206 cell phones that had tracking devices in them and got records for their locations every two hours over a week’s time period.

The study was based on cell phone records from a private company, whose name also was not disclosed.

Spying by big brother and now international corporations is habitual across the globe. It can take on any form from listening to phone calls, intercepting wireless communications, infiltrating protest groups, monitoring emails/internet usage, biometrics and many more. Agencies are increasingly connected through various information sharing measures, making it more likely that information collected on an individual by a small police department could end up in the hands of a lettered agency’s database such as the FBI or CIA.

According to the ACLU’s recent report, we are living in a surveillance society where domestic surveillance and erosion of privacy standards are at an all time high.

Here are the top 5 ways you are being digitally monitored and tracked on a daily basis:

1) Computers and Internet – Internet browsers are recording your every click forming detailed cookies and browsing sessions on your activities.  The NSA has been exposed as having cookies on their site that don’t expire until 2035.  Major search engines know where you surfed last summer, and online purchases are databased, supposedly for advertising and customer service uses.  IP addresses are collected and even made public.  Controversial websites can be flagged internally by government sites, as well as re-routing all traffic to block sites the government wants to censor. It has now been fully admitted that social networks such as facebook and twitter provide NO privacy to users, while technologies for real-time social network monitoring are already being used.  TheCybersecurity Act attempts to legalize the collection and exploitation of your personal information.  Apple’s iPhone also has browsing data recorded and stored.  All of this despite the overwhelming opposition to cybersurveillance by citizens. The fact that laptops — contributed by taxpayers – spied on public school children (at home) is outrageous.  Years ago Google began officially to use computer “audio fingerprinting”for advertising uses.  They have admitted to working with the NSA, the premier surveillance network in the world.  Private communications companies already have been exposed routing communications to the NSA.  Now, keyword tools — typed and spoken — link to the global security matrix.

2) GPS – Global positioning chips are now appearing in everything from passports, to cars.  More common uses include tracking employees, and for all forms of private investigation.  Apple recently announced they are collecting the precise location of iPhone users via GPS for public viewing in addition to spying on users in other ways. Cell phone tracking via GPS and location privacy is starting to emerge as a big issue, especially with more GPS enabled cell phones on the market. Most VOIP and e911 rules now require that your phone must be registered with your location data when you make a 911 call. However, many users are discovering that their GPS phones are transmitting their location 24 hours per day.

3) RFID  – It becomes unnervingly easy to imagine a scenario where everything you buy that’s more expensive than a Snickers will sport RFID tags, which typically include a 64-bit unique identifier yielding about 18 thousand trillion possible values. KSW-Microtec, a German company, has invented washable RFID tags designed to be sewn into clothing. And according to EE Times, the European central bank is considering embedding RFID tags into banknotes by 2005. RFID  ”proximity cards”take tracking to a new level in uses ranging from loyalty cards, student ID, physical access, and computer network access.  Latest developments include an RFID powder developed by Hitachi, for which the multitude of uses are endless — perhaps including tracking hard currency so we can’t even keep cash undetected. (Also see microchips below). VeriMed is the first and only FDA-approved patient identification system that uses an implantable RFID microchip. Hewlett-Packard recently announced it’s working on a project it calls the “Central Nervous System for the Earth” which will deploy a trillion sensors all over the planet.

4) Biometrics – The most popular biometric authentication scheme employed for the last few years has been Iris Recognition. The main applications are entry control, ATMs and Government programs. Recently, network companies and governments have utilized biometric authentication including fingerprint analysis, iris recognition, voice recognition, or combinations of these for use in National identification cards. Data from closed-circuit televisions mounted in a public spaces can feed into biometric software that uses a template to determine relative distances and relationships between various facial features. If the software matches the facial features from the live feed with those in any specific database, it can be recorded and archived for future use. There is currently no regulation anywhere in the world to protect the right of privacy for the features one shows in public. Admittedly used at political campaign events, sporting events, and most recently at the G8/G20 protests in Canada, biometric facial recognition is also harvesting data from Facebook images and surely will be tied into the street “traffic” cameras.,

5) Blood, Body and DNA – Blood from babies has been taken for all people under the age of 38.  In England, DNA was sent to secret databases from routine heel prick tests.  Several reports have revealed covert Pentagon databases of DNA for “terrorists” and now DNA from all American citizens is databased. Digital DNA is now being used as well to combat hackers. The timeline for integrating injectable nano-microchips inside of vaccines is speculative, but it could be just a few years, months or perhaps it is here and we already unaware of their integration within pharmaceuticals. Regardless, due to the many military and political advantages, their implementation is inevitable. Nanobot technology could just as easily be used to advance monitoring and biological weapons as they can to advance human health. dubious modalities are being modeled in neuroscience to make perpetrators of crimes accountable before they even commit these crimes. Dubious brain scanning modalities are being modeled in neuroscience to make perpetrators of crimes accountable before they even commit these crimes. New security airport scanners are so efficient they can pick up passengers’ personal details such as breast and genital size. The hi-tech machines now installed in major airports worldwide are the subject of great controversy since the scanning technician is able to print, export, store or transmit the image.

All of this is leading to Predictive Behavior Technology – It is not enough to have logged and charted where we have been; the surveillance state wants to know where we are going through psychological profiling.  It’s been marketed for such uses as blocking hackers.  Things seem to have advanced to a point where a truly scientific Orwellian world is at hand.  It is estimated that computers know to a 93% accuracy where you will be, before you make your first move.   Nanotech is slated to play a big role in going even further as scientists are using nanoparticles to directlyinfluence behavior and decision making.

The more we refuse these invasive technologies, the greater the opportunity to defeat them and terminate their use. We must stand united and refuse to be scanned, tracked, traced, injected or recorded against our wishes. Further compliance by the public will only guarantee further restriction and corruption of our privacy and freedom.

This article originally appeared at Prevent Disease, an excellent source of news and information about health and society.Reference Sources: wired.com, activistpost.com, pcworld.com, cnet.com, theinternetpatrol.com

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  1. Ralph Barnes says:

    How many times have we heard this stuff? I bet it’s in the thousands by now… ‘We are being monitored”, ‘Cameras watch us wherever we go’,etc….
    Come on conspiracy nuts, and stop trying to find things to get other like minds flaming about something. If you are a citizen who obeys laws, you should embrace the monitoring as security, as I do. Oh yea, if you are a criminal etc., I can see why this stuff upsets you.

    • wolf27 says:

      tool. its about privacy, but i do agree with you and i do not think their technology is as good as they want or claim.

    • Cesare says:

      Well answer this, why should someone who obeys the law be treated like they are a prisoner in a prison ?

    • Drol says:

      All I can do is laugh my ass off.What you are saying is you are the problem. If you are a sheeple and obey ,lol. Good dog!!!!Now sit ,roll over,speak,shake hands,go lay down,lol. Obey your master.

    • Anonymous says:

      Regardless of how many times the Tavistock goons have disseminated fear propaganda as such in this article you overlook a far more profound concept. Maybe you are a CITIZEN. And that’s a damn shame for if you knew what a CITIZEN was you may not be so quick to mouth off about you eager willingness to be corporate owned chattel belonging to the USG headquartered in the District of Columbia obeying is legal codes. What’s blatantly obvious is that an overwhelming majority of the worlds population doesn’t know who and what they are. You want to be a CITIZEN, PERSON, WARD OF THE COURT/STATE, MONSTER etc. go right ahead. As for the flesh and blood natural man who would SO-OVER-REIGN the contrived commerce legal system with its codes, statutes, and regulations who can differentiate between what is legal and what is lawful, all the better for the extreme minority to stand over this horrid deceptive filth while the inferior CITIZEN wallows in his UNDER STANDING of what thinks he know or worse yet… believes.

    • Sorensen says:

      The problem is with the changing definition of “criminal”!

    • Abbass (Steve) says:

      Ralph, there is nothing more contemptible than someone who in society’s extremis, argues that things are as they should be, or at least they are bearable, so nobody should rock the boat. May your chains sit heavily upon you in turn, since you choose them so willingly and it seems you would choose for your peers as well.

    • Awaken Now says:

      Absolutely Ralph, if you’re a cop who follows the laws why in the world would you care if anyone photographs you and maybe even tracks you, what’s up with all of these paranoid cops that worry about people taking their pictures and cataloging their activities? What do they have to hide? What are they doing wrong that makes them so paranoid? Why are they such conspiracy theorists thinking the public is out to get them? Silly. Nobody needs privacy anymore right?

    • John says:

      Well Ralph, some people like to keep some things private. It has nothing to do with being a criminal. I might want to masturbate in peace, not because it’s a crime (yet), but just because I prefer to keep that to myself Or I might want to read the anarchist cookbook for the sheer fuck of it, not with any particular end in mind – some people are just curious, you know? Why should I need to worry that this could be mistaken for potential criminality?

    • Chris says:

      You deserve to keep your medical info, social security #, color of underwear you’re wearing, sexual fantasies and a bunch of other stuff private regardless of whether or not you’re a 100% law abiding citizen. Nice try but the whole “what are you worried about if you don’t have anything to hide” approach is for simple minded fools. It’s not just government (which is what I figure you’re referring to with your “conspiracy nuts” name calling) that you have to contend with but corporations and criminals as well when it comes to your info being used for other people’s benefit.

    • Tim says:

      Ralph, do you want to see these tools used by a those in power who can pass LAWS? What happens when you are accused of breaking a “law” that you did not break?
      EX. the Balitimore City red light camera controversy where a STOPPED CAR was ticketed for going 38 in a 25.

      What more evidence do you want? History? Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin would of SALIVATED over tech like this?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came

      What will you do Ralph when you have not broken any laws and they come FOR YOU?

  2. DDearborn says:

    Hmmmm

    The Mark of the beast 666 is upon us. And I am not even religious.

  3. Goliath says:

    Good! Let them snoop. When the low level spooks see the research we’ve done, they will TURN on their evil masters. Not even brainwashed agents can igonre the evidence of TREASON by pro-Israel moles in the govt.

  4. xrobotx says:

    ha ha – let the freaks watch all they want. They are too busy with their gadgets to grow a set of balls anyway. Make my day sucker.

  5. Abbass (Steve) says:

    Must be an old article. Things have advanced beyond what this article even predicts for the near future. Finger printing and facial recognition technology is popping up at airports everywhere. Cambodia, Australia, Dubai and Malaysia that I have seen this past year. The USA provides the electronic finger printing technology for example to Cambodia, with the condition that all information on them is shared by the CIA. I know this from Cambodian regime sources.

  6. Jane says:

    Don’t forget about your banker, doctor, insurance agent and or law enforcement officer. Everything you tell them (by their insistence) is recorded on a data base. From there, it is shared with every other data base from all over the world, including China and Russia.

    This is the source of identification fraud.

  7. Elise Gingerich says:

    is it freeeeee??????!!!!!! i’m already a government lab rat, what’s the point in trying to run away?!?! there’s really noplace and nowhere to run away to! nowhere and noplace to run……i’m the government’s lab rat…..

  8. Dan Matheny says:

    The comments left here are also monitored, by the way. But, it is a valid point to say that if we are not engaged in criminal activity, we have nothing to fear. It’s not fear that drives privacy advocates, but the idea itself, in that what do the powers-that-be have to fear? An enlightened populace? Crime is still rampant – theft and larceny and every form of fraud conducted via the internet still take place. Maybe more so than ever. But are they using the latest technology to catch those perps?

  9. Anon says:

    Ex CIA agent explains how to delete the elite!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLr8ZvgURg0

    • Anon says:

      The QUIET or SILENT Revolution:
      Removing your money out of any TBTF Bank is ONE thing that you can do. However, there are many, many other things that we all can do, too!

      Here are just a few:

      1) BOYCOTT – learn this concept well, and EMPLOY IT – against those enslaving you!
      http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26620.cfm
      2) THINK for yourself. TURN OFF the IDIOT-BOX (TV) OR THROW IT AWAY! READ! USE YOUR BRAIN MUSCLE!
      3) QUESTION all ‘authority’ (Big Business/Government, Big Religion, Big Media, etc.)
      http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-hamer/the-falsification-of-history-our-distorted-reality/paperback/product-20051585.html
      4) Get out, and/or stay out, of DEBT!
      5) USE CASH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Avoid using credit, debit, and customer loyalty cards, that track your purchases
      6) Bank at a local credit union!
      7) VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS! (What do you support, with your time, energy, attention and money?) (Buy true ORGANIC, & MADE IN USA!)
      8) Contact your Representatives on critical issues: such as “END THE FED!”
      9) Re-read the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It isn’t about hunting. It’s about government tyranny, and protecting yourself from it. THAT is why BIG GOVERNMENT wants to take away your guns!
      10)Buy (products) Made in U.S.A. IF you are still buying Christmas cards, for example, that were Made in China – at WalMart – then, you are part of America’s problem!
      11)Invest in precious metals, primarily SILVER (and gold) bullion
      http://libertycpm.com/silver/
      12)Buy ORGANIC food! Support your local Organic food store or Co-op! Support the true HEROES of organic food production (on the right side, of the following poster: http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/prop37-poster3.jpeg)
      13)Start your own garden using NON-GMO, non-hybrid seeds!
      http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/
      14)Pray or meditate – reduce your stress! Stress weakens your immune system, which opens your body to attack by free radicals, viruses
      15)Read a book, you know, an actual book! Open your mind!
      http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-hamer/the-falsification-of-history-our-distorted-reality/paperback/product-20051585.html
      16)Exercise your brain muscle!
      17)Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient or other music you thoroughly enjoy!
      18)CUT BACK ON OIL AND GAS CONSUMPTION!
      19)Take a high-quality daily multi-vitamin

      EXPAND THIS LIST AND SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

    • paul says:

      some of us do not have access to unlimited supplies of Youtube?

  10. paul says:

    and finally i say, I love you All.

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