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« on: Wed 13 November, 2013 - 02:16 am »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054177/Big-Brother-watching-New-street-lights-Homeland-Security-applications-including-speakers-video-surveillance-emergency-alerts.html


Like something out of a sinister Orwellian vision of the future, streetlights with the ability to monitor conversations and announce government warnings are being installed on American streets.
As part of a federally-funded project, manufacturers Illuminating Concepts have begun installing the system, dubbed 'Intellistreets' in the town of Farmington Hills, Michigan.
According to the company’s video presentation the capabilities of the devices include homeland security, public safety, traffic control, advertising and video surveillance features.

Fears the lampposts are a step towards the creation of a police state were further fueled when the firm removed a promotional video from You Tube, rumoured to be a result of negative publicity about the 'Homeland Security' features.
Each street light contains a speaker system to broadcast emergency alerts, and a video display and is also equipped with proximity sensors capable of recording both pedestrian and road traffic.

The speakers and sensors mean they can be programmed to blare out advertisements as people walk past.
An article on the website Infowars suggested: ‘Intellistreets is even more frightening a concept than the DHS-funded surveillance cameras that have blanketed America.
'If Intellistreets is such a cutting-edge concept that presents an array of wonderful benefits, as the promo video claims, then why remove it from You Tube?
'Now that the company has tried to hide the video, it will only generate more suspicion about the true purpose behind Intellistreets and the level of involvement on behalf of Homeland Security.






If you believed in all the conspiracy theories out there you'd be to friggin scared to step foot outside of your own house  Face Palm
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« Reply #1 on: Wed 13 November, 2013 - 07:22 pm »

Actually a lot of what used to be "theories" are now facts. It's out of control, and the bloke who started it
is very sorry.
 

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131112/08342525213/author-patriot-act-goes-to-eu-parliament-to-admit-congress-failed-nsa-is-out-control.shtml

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“Worse, the NSA has cloaked its operations behind such a thick cloud of secrecy that, even if the NSA promised reforms, we would lack the ability to verify them.”
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« Reply #2 on: Thu 5 December, 2013 - 03:49 pm »

Quick JJ, spaz out 


The Washington Post is reporting new details on the NSA's massive phone-record collection efforts, with leaked documents that indicate the program caches five billion call records each day, tracking the locations of hundreds of millions of mobile devices. Previous Snowden leaks had detailed the NSA's extensive access to consumer phone records, but it was unclear before now whether that metadata included the location of each phone. The latest documents confirm that it does, as part of a much larger location-tracking effort.

One collection manager told the post the NSA was collecting "vast volumes" of location data from around the world, primarily by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally, but insisted the collection is "incidental" rather than intentional and is focused on phones outside of the United States. Still, the result is unprecedented access to the movements of citizens on a global scale. "Analysts can find cellphones anywhere in the world, retrace their movements and expose hidden relationships among individuals using them," the article states. As metadata, the location data is not considered to be covered by the Fourth Amendment.
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« Reply #3 on: Thu 5 December, 2013 - 04:23 pm »

Bob, you are out of touch, this s**t has been reality in the UK for ages now  Bah Humbug
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« Reply #4 on: Thu 5 December, 2013 - 04:26 pm »

Don't tell him that, his worlds falling apart already 
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