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Friday, June 04, 2004
Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll
But, for those who do, the anthem from the 60s and 70s about Sex , Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll
has become a very empty promise of a good time.
AIDS and HERPES has seriously put a crimp on the sex part.
Drugs...well, the war on drugs has not stopped people using recreational drugs, and the fact they keep them illegal, just helps the black market to keep their prices high and making pushers rich.
Fact is, this nation is getting fatter and sicker all the time, and as a result, the only drugs the baby boomers are really worried about scoring are the prescription drugs to "manage" their illnesses. But, some of these drugs are more pricey than the highest prices of the pusher's most extravagant wet dreams.
And now, the RIAA is trying to drive a stake through the heart of what little is left of the music industry.
So...thank you world for killing off Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll.
La Voz de Aztlan
Los Angeles, Alta California - May 16, 2004 - (ACN) There is now ample evidence that the video showing the decapitation of 26 year old Nicholas Berg of Philadelphia by purported Al queda members is a complete fraud. The real Nick Berg may or may not be dead, but the heavily edited video is nothing but a fake. This is the conclusion of La Voz de Aztlan after a frame by frame analysis and the conclusion of hundreds of film, medical and other experts world wide who downloaded, viewed and analyzed the video as well. Literally thousands of persons world wide requested the video, which is rapidly disappearing from the Internet, after our news service published "Nick Berg decapitation video declared a fraud by medical doctor" on Wednesday May 12 and which was linked by other independent news services on the World Wide Web.
With the advent of the Internet, computers and sophisticated programs it has become increasingly difficult for governments to "pull the wool" over the eyes of their citizens. The Internet has essentially allowed freedom loving people around the world to form communication networks that can now out compete the best intelligence government agencies or special operations groups. This has certainly been the case with the hastily released and shoddy video showing five phoney Al queda members participating in the decapitation of Nicholas Berg that was intended, exclusively, to defray attention from the scandalous sexual abuses of Iraqi POW's that took place at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. Evidence in fact shows that the Berg decapitation was filmed inside the walls of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, this cursed dungeon where probably Satan himself roams its corridors.
It is now known that the opportune decapitation video was first uploaded from London, England to a now defunct website in a server located in Malaysia. The website at http://www.al-asnar.biz was shut down as soon as conservative news outlets like CNN and Fox News were notified. These two news services wasted no time in coming out with headlines like "Islamic Terrorists Decapitate an American in Iraq". Within minutes, local news services from New York to Los Angeles were screaming "Muslim Animals Chop Off the Head of an American" and were showing only short segments of the fake video. Pro-Zionist radio stations in Los Angeles have spent literally days since then talking about the Muslim barbarians and why it is so important to support the war in Iraq. "
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May 12, 2004
Nick Berg decapitation video declared "a fraud" by medical doctor
The first casualty of war is the truth and this one has been no exception. La Voz de Aztlan obtained a copy of the video showing the beheading of American Nick Berg of Philadelphia and immediately something very odd was readily apparent. Not only were the purported screams of Nick Berg not in synchrony with the decapitation but their was also a total lack of blood spurting out as his jugular and other veins and arteries were being cut.
We forwarded the video to Doctor Raul Castro Guevara, a surgeon and forensic expert in Mexico City for his expert opinion. He wrote back and commented, "No hay manera que el individuo en el video estaba vivo y su corazon funcionando cuando le estaban cortando la cabeza. En estos casos, el corazon impela sangre con gran presion, y se corta las arterias del cuello, hay una gran cantidad de sangre que salpica por todos lados. En mi opinion el video es un fraude."
Doctor Raul Castro Guevara is saying that there is no way that the individual in the video was alive and his heart pumping while his neck was being cut. The doctor adds that in these cases, while the heart is pumping, cutting a person's artery in the neck, would cause copious amounts of blood to spurt all over the immediate environment. He says that in his opinion the video is a fraud.
We hope that our readers view the video and see for themselves. We will provide a copy to any of our subscribers that have been supportive of our publication. Send a request to La Voz de Aztlan at Fake_Video@Aztlan.Net
If you are able to view the video, please pay close attention to the five so called Al queda terrorists making the political statement. Look at their height, weight, skin color and their mannerisms. Do you think these people are Arabs or Iraqis? "
ARE YOU AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT?
Carnivore, Echelon, Magic Lantern...all eavesdropping on everything you type, say, etc., like some Evil Santa Claus, that sees you when you're sleeping, sees when you're awake, and says for you to be "good" for "goodness sake"...you better not pout, better not cry, better not protest, I'll tell you why....Big Brother has come to town.
"FREEDOM IS ALWAYS AGAINST THE LAW
In the last fifty years Big Brother has been able to slowly erode the basic freedoms of all American citizens by hiding behind such cliché's as " national security risk " to throw innocent people in prison with the most flimsy, if not fabricated evidence. When the government claims that a case involves a national security threat, it's power increases tremendously. Government investigators have the power to:
1. Order wire taps or a search without a warrant.
2. Restrict the discovery of evidence to who may see it.
3. Impede the accessed defense lawyers access to their client or require that an entire jury have security clearance.
4. In short, they can throw you in jail for as long as they wish too with any false or fabricated accusation against you.
BEST PRACTICES FOR SEIZING ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE Straight from the Secret Service
Most Televisions from early '90s to present are equipped with 2 way communication capabilities. The cable TV connection in the wall is a standard coax computer networking cable and provides a way for others to see into your home even though you are unaware of it. COVERT ACTIVITIES AND COVER-UPS MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF
Black Boxes and Marble Memorials, Cable T. V. Snooping
One of the fastest growing mobile phone providers is indefinitely storing information that allows its customers' movements over the last two years to be mapped to within a few hundred meters. Liberties fear over mobile phone details
US Cell Phone Providers Will Soon Know Location Of Every Customer External Link
In rare cases police can now secretly search a person's house without telling the homeowner for up to three months. During one of these so-called ``sneak and peek'' searches, authorities would secretly implant a hidden ``key-logger'' device. The FBI acknowledged making five such secret searches before it installed its snooping device in a recent gambling investigation. The key-logger, hidden inside a computer, secretly records everything a suspect types on it. The device lets authorities capture passwords to unscramble data files in otherwise-unbreakable codes. Anti-Terror Tools Include High-Tech
Whenever you turn on your computer, you are leaving a trail of your data information. This trail links you to documents, your tastes and web surfing habits, plus where you live and other information. Intel unveiled it's Pentium III chip which employees a Processor Serial Number ( PSN ). The encoded 96 bit number hard-wired chip traces any online communications to it's mother computer. The dreaded COOKIES on many web sights are embedded into your PC without your knowledge that can find out your password, name and web sights you have visited. Microsoft admitted that Windows 98 generates a fingerprint unique to identify you known as GUID. This GUID is generally hidden in Office 97 Word, Excel, and Power Point programs. What makes this most disturbing is every time you visit www.microsoft.com, this program scans your PC automatically and gathers information without your knowledge. Intel & Microsoft Are Tracking You Online As Well As Your ISP .
NSA Backdoor Into Windows
The computer system called the B.E.A.S.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium records ATM and debit card transactions within 57 seconds. It is known what you bought and where you bought it. B.E.A.S.T.S. stands for Brussels Electronic Accounting Surveillance Terminal Systems. It is a Cray Super Computer. The Beast of the Apocalypse: 666 B.E.A.S.T. Battle Engagement And Simulated Tracking
Anything greater than a $5 dollar bill with a date of 1992 or above has a metallic strip running through it. You can see this strip if you hold it up to the light. The technology is in place for someone with the correct equipment to drive by your home with a special scanner and know approximately how much money you have in your home. It was placed there under a partial truth as a way to track drug money, but in reality serves other purposes, since all nations of the world have the same strip in them. (The computers don't care what country or what picture is on the money, they still register the same numbers) COVERT ACTIVITIES AND COVER-UPS MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF | Latest Privacy Nightmare: Money That Tracks You
This may seem a bit sublime, but true never the less. In 1984 the United States Congress passed a bill where law enforcement agencies could literally take your money because it may be drug contaminated. Why? Because 75% of all US currency is contaminated with cocaine residue & the courts have ruled that this enough to warrant the forfeiture of your cash or assets. Does it sound ridiculous? Of course it does but it's the plain truth. Police & other government agencies have over 2 billion in confiscated assets which goes into their pockets to purchase new patrol cars, surveillance equipment, even fund police parties or functions. In New York City the mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1999 imposed his vintage tough guy image by using a city rule that was originally designed for drug traffickers. Mayor Giuliani imposed random check points where the police can stop you if they suspect your a drunk driver. If a person is stopped and found to be driving under the influence then the police can take their car away. Even if the driver is found NOT GUILTY in criminal court the city can still keep the person's car! Big Brother Can Come Knocking On Your Door & Take It "
"Spy Investigators Leave In A Huff
U.S. Government Accused Of Industrial Spying
Bush Administration Seen As Uncooperative
So European Members Of Parliament Give Up And Go Home
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2001
AP / CBS
(CBS) European Parliament members investigating a suspected U.S.-led global electronic eavesdropping system abruptly cut short their fact-finding mission to Washington Thursday.
They were in town to meet with various officials about reported U.S. spying on the European Echelon surveillance network for the benefit of U.S. companies, but left in protest over the Bush administration's apparent unwillingness to meet with them.
Carlos Coelho of Portugal, chairman of a temporary committee investigating the issue, said his team was "concerned and dismayed" that scheduled meetings at the U.S. State and Commerce departments "were canceled at the last minute without a satisfactory explanation."
He also said the committee was "very disappointed' that the CIA and National Security Agency refused to meet with it "in spite of the advanced preparations that had been made."
The snub is likely to add to strains on already tense relations between President Bush and his European allies.
Coehho, who team arrived Monday, said they met with former CIA director James Woolsey, as well as officials at the Justice Department, members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and civil rights and privacy groups.
Echelon is reputedly run by the NSA and its equivalent agencies in Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Set up at the beginning of the Cold War for intelligence-gathering, it is now capable of intercepting billions of telephone calls, fax transmissions and e-mails throughout the world.
U.S. officials have never publicly confirmed that Echelon exists. They also deny that the government engages in industrial espionage."
This is an EXCELLENT page to show you what is going on...
Here's a limited fair use quote from the page:
"The Myriad Surveillance Systems
"the night ( and day) has 1,000 eyes" (and ears too !)
Echelon, Magic Lantern , Carnivore, Blue Tooth, QinetiQ, Galileo, Passport, Trojan Horse, FACEit,
OPLAN etc. etc. etc.
NSA--top spy agency--March 2, 2003
Spies on UN
The details were in a memo, leaked to the paper, written by Frank Koza, a top official at the National Security Agency, America's key and highly secretive intelligence agency.
The memo has been circulated to senior NSA agents and to a friendly foreign intelligence agency, believed to be Britain, asking for its input.......
The NSA's surveillance operation is believed to have been requested by President Bush's National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and reveals the scope and intensity of spy operation against supposedly friendly nations at the Security Council.
Mr [Frank] Koza, the chief of staff of the agency's regional-targets section, http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/02/1046540068572.html
You have no right to privacy out in public--- April 28, 2004
MANALAPAN, Fla. -- One of the nation's wealthiest towns will soon have cameras and computers running background checks on every car and driver that passes through.
Police Chief Clay Walker said cameras will take infrared photos recording a car's tag number, then software will automatically run the numbers through law enforcement databases. A 911 dispatcher is alerted if the car is stolen or is the subject of a "be on the lookout" warning.
Next to the tag number, police will have a picture of the driver, taken with another set of cameras -- upgraded versions of the standard surveillance cameras already in place.
Courts have ruled that in a public area, you have no expectation of privacy," said Walker, one of 11 sworn officers who protects Manalapan's 321 residents. Still, Walker says Manalapan's data will be destroyed every three months [ yeah. right].
The 2000 Census listed Manalapan, about 15 miles south of West Palm Beach, among the nation's richest cities, with two out of every three homes worth more than $500,000. [ ADS neighborhood ]
"Police State" now called "public way"--April 13, 2004
Audio-listening devices added to cameras (watch what you say)
A Chicago Police Department that once included an infamous Red Squad was "extremely concerned about . . . the perception that anyone may have this is Big Brother," Huberman said.
"This device does not have the capacity to record any discussion on the public way or to pick up any audio."
( yeah, right )
Last summer, Chicago dove head-first into the brave new world of policing by installing 30 surveillance cameras on street corners of high-crime neighborhoods.
Broadband: A Backdoor to your computer (Patriot II )-- April 2, 2004
Jail time for downloading copyrighted music files
New Orleans will be one of the country's first ports to institute a new system of monitoring all large commercial vessels. By January, commercial ships 65 feet or longer, except fishing boats, will be blocked from entering the port unless they're equipped with electronic boxes that automatically transmit data about the vessels to the Coast Guard.
All large oil tankers, cruise ships and large tug and tow boats on the [Mississippi] river's lower 280 miles will show up as blips on computer screens in a downtown New Orleans office tower. With a mouse click, Coast Guard workers will be able to examine detailed information on each ship: where it came from, where the captain is headed and what's being hauled.
"We'll be able to track him from the moment he enters our coverage area for the entire time he's in that area. We'll be able to do a much better job," said Lt. Cmdr. Mark V. Kasper, who oversees vessel traffic on the lower Mississippi.
"the flow of commerce"
We also hired hundreds of new inspectors at our borders and ports, and gave them new tools so they could do their jobs more efficiently and safely. In addition to the gamma-ray inspection machines that can scan an entire sea container within 2 to 3 minutes, and nearly 10,000 hand-held PRDs, or Personal Radiation Detectors, we are now deploying sophisticated radiation portal monitors to all major seaports.
To ensure that the flow of commerce is not impeded by these new measures, more than 5,000 companies have partnered with us under our Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. We work with them to help them reach a higher degree of security across their entire supply chain.
Those that succeed qualify for time- and money-saving incentives such as "FAST" lane access and reduced inspections. Traffic World magazine reports that C-TPAT has "drawn some of the strongest praise business has ever heaped on a government program." And the budget the President signed last year is expected to double it
NASA : Thought control ? March 2004
WASHINGTON (AFP) - NASA (news - web sites) has developed a computer program that comes close to reading thoughts not yet spoken, by analyzing nerve commands to the throat.
‘Trusted Traveler' and e-voting --March 21, 2004
At issue is the Transportation Security Administration's plans to implement its "Registered Travelers Program," a concept that would allow frequent fliers to fly through airport security checkpoints......
According to Forbes Magazine, anyone who wants to participate must submit themselves to a deeper background check than usual so-called commercial checks, such as those performed by banks when you open a new account.
Once cleared, the traveler's information is coded into a "smart card," complete with biometrics; an iris scan or a thumb
But wait -- didn't it used to be "voluntary" for persons to hand out their Social Security numbers? Now, it seems, the entire country revolves around what has become a personal ID number, something the card was never supposed to be when it was developed.
But the models are already in place—at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, one of the most security-conscious facilities in the world.
At Ben Gurion, more than 100,000 travelers have already registered for the frequent flier program. These passengers use a "smart card," which is encoded with this information as well as hand-geometry data, which contains dozens of measurements of the fingers, shapes of knuckles and distances between joints, Forbes said.
In October 2003, Wired.com reported that an electronic voting system manufactured by Sequoia Voting Systems was left unprotected on a publicly available server, which led to concern there could be vote tampering in future elections
Electronic security experts say e-voting machines being purchased by increasing numbers of communities in time for the 2004 election have not been sufficiently protected against hacking
Privacy erodes--March 15, 2004
As a result, the government is quietly pressing ahead with research into high-powered computer data-mining technology without the two most advanced privacy protections developed for those terror-fighting tools.
Poindexter's new software tools, far more powerful than existing commercial products, would have allowed government agents to quickly scan the private commercial transactions and personal health records of millions of Americans and foreigners for telltale signs of terrorist activity.
Partly to appease critics, Poindexter also was developing two tools that would have concealed names on records during the scans. Only if agents discovered concrete evidence of terrorist activities would they have been permitted to learn the identities of the people whose records aroused suspicion.
One privacy project worked with Poindexter's Genisys program, which scanned government and commercial records for terrorist planning. The other was part of his Bio-ALIRT program, which scanned private health records for evidence of biological attacks.
Last fall's Intelligence Authorization Act approved continued research on the type of powerful data-mining Poindexter envisioned but said "the policies and procedures necessary to safeguard individual liberties and privacy should occur concurrently with the development of these analytic tools, not as an afterthought."
The biosurveillance system monitors symptoms of patients at emergency rooms and doctors' offices and less-obvious sources such as increases in grocery store orange juice sales and in school absenteeism in hopes of detecting a biological attack. Names are concealed until evidence suggests victims need to be treated.
FBI seeks more, easier internet wiretaps-- March 14, 2004
The Justice Department wants to significantly expand the government's ability to monitor online traffic, proposing that providers of high-speed Internet service should be forced to grant easier access for
FBI wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, according to documents and government officials.
But the petition also moves beyond Internet telephony, leading several technology experts and privacy advocates yesterday to warn that many types of online communication, including instant messages and visits to Web sites, could be covered.
The proposal by the Justice Department, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration could require extensive retooling of existing broadband networks and could impose significant costs, the experts said. Privacy advocates also argue that there are not enough safeguards to prevent the government from intercepting data from innocent users.
But privacy and technology experts said the proposal is overly broad and raises serious privacy and business concerns. James X. Dempsey, executive director of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a public interest group, said the FBI is attempting to dictate how the Internet should be engineered to permit whatever level of surveillance law enforcement deems necessary.
"The breadth of what they are asking for is a little breathtaking," Dempsey said. "The question is, how deeply should the government be able to control the design of the Internet? . . . If you want to bring the economy to a halt, put the FBI in charge of deploying new Internet and communications services."
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), enacted in 1994, required telecommunications companies to rewire their networks so police could have access for wiretaps and other surveillance measures.
Dean wants Wave System -- Feb 1, 2004
Ed. note: First we wave a card, then our hand
Dean .... called for standardized, computer-chip identification cards with "universal" readers to replace drivers' licenses.
The "smart cards" he envisioned to protect against terrorist attacks and cyberterrorism would be used at security checkpoints, to confirm voter identification, to purchase alcohol and would contain health information.
They also would be required for individuals to access their personal computers and state government workers to log onto their computers.
The digital technology Mr. Dean called for was developed by Wave Systems, which listed itself as a sponsor of the workshop. Mr. Dean's former campaign manager, Joe Trippi, who helped design the candidate's widely successful online campaign fund raising, was a consultant for Wave from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Trippi resigned from the campaign Wednesday.
"Look what they've done to my song , Ma
Look what they've done to my brain,
Well they've picked it like a chicken-bone
And it's coming out all wrong, Ma
Look what they've done to my song." -- 1970's song
"And I have known the eyes already, known them all--
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,,
When I am pinned and wringling on the wall,
Then how should I begin to spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?"
from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot
MATRIX : the mother of all dossiers -- Jan 30, 2004
Profiling and labeling people arbitrarily
MATRIX — Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange — is an intranet database regarded as the nation's largest cyber-compilation of personal records. It is touted as an efficient crime-fighting tool that allows agencies to access information with just a nimble fingertip.
Searchable databases allow law enforcement agents to probe for people using Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, property records, motor vehicle information and credit history. The information is collected by states and forwarded to a database in Florida, where a private company, Seisint Inc., builds and manages the database.
The program essentially cross-references government records from both public and private databases, putting together a dossier on individuals for use by law enforcement.
Verdi White II, the man Leavitt tapped to be the state's homeland security specialist, said any data gleaned for Utah's participation in MATRIX is information already available to law enforcement — and in some cases the public. White said Utah's participation is at a limited level, and he described it as an "experiment."
Company officials are tight-lipped about what data it collects, and Utah officials have been mum about the extent to which the state is participating.
Stanley worries that MATRIX combines private police records with commercially available data compiled by a multibillion-dollar industry that specializes in "data mining."
"They claim to cover 98 percent of Americans — you, your neighbors, your family members, your demographics, your lifestyle and purchasing habits," he said.
A bigger concern is that Big Brother could be watching every move, every purchase, every wrong turn.
"Do I want the government compiling all these records on me through a super database to come up with a dossier?"
Household appliances monitored and controlled by other (BB) --Jan 20, 2004
the new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6.
The new protocol allows for a virtually unlimited number of addresses – enough to assign an address to every grain of sand on all the world’s beaches.
Suitcase matching ticket
The perspectives are enormous for industry, consumers and privacy with companies able to easily monitor their entire supply chain and follow their products to the end-user, by use of a chip, monitoring - if allowed - how often the product is used and where.
When your printer is about to run out of ink, the company might already know and be able to send you new supplies in due time.
In Japan 2000 taxis were used to give a city-wide overview of congestion and weather conditions thanks to sensor information from their speed and windscreen wipers.
Every package carried by the post office and every electronic appliance in every home in the world, can be monitored via the new IPv6. Lights turned off, heating switched on, locks opened - from far away.
Analytical lying:measuring voice and eye data --Jan. 26, 2004
Truth has a certain parameter, and we are 98 percent accurate in identifying it," Richard Parton, V's CEO told Newsweek. Unlike earlier voice-stress-analysis programs, which simply monitored voice frequencies, the company's "layered voice analysis" software analyzes 129 aspects of sound.
The heart of Nemesysco's security-oriented technology is a signal-processing engine that is said to use more than 8,000 algorithms each time it analyzes an incoming voice waveform. In this way it detects levels of various emotional states simultaneously from the pitch and speed of the voice.
Nemesysco's patented Poly-Layered Voice Analysis (LVA) measures 18 parameters of speech in real-time for interrogators at police, military and secret-services agencies. According to Nemesysco, its accuracy as a lie detector has proven to be less important than its ability to more quickly pinpoint for interrogators where there are problems in a subject's story. Officers then can zero in much more quickly with their traditional interrogation techniques.
The LVA technology measures voice for a variety of parameters including deception, excitement, stress, mental effort, concentration, hesitation, anger, love and lust. It works prerecorded, over the phone and live, the company said. V Entertainment recommends it for screening phone calls, checking the truthfulness of people with whom you deal or gauging romantic interest.
The display can show each measured parameter in a separate window, with real-time traces of instantaneous measurements while flashing the overall for each parameter, such as "false probable," "high stress" and "SOS."
Censorship on the Net ; robot.txt
Supreme Court upholds Police Roadblocks -- Jan. 12, 2004
Gold, jewels, large sums of money: all registered--Jan. 12, 2004
Homeland Security Technological Invasion -- Jan. 13, 2004
Install biometric equipment and software at all ports of entry to verify visitors so biometric passports complete with a smart chip and full-face image can be used. The deadline for this to take place is Oct. 26 2004
Expand the use of smart cards — a credit-card sized plastic card with an embedded computer chip that can either be a microprocessor or a memory chip. The chip connection [ ed note: VeriChip ?] is either via direct physical contact or remotely via an electromagnetic interface.
Create a Transportation Worker Identification Credential — a smart card to be issued by public and private employees who have access to secure areas of ports, railways and airports. TWIC production has begun in some areas of the country
It's the ability to take different types of information and be able to share that information almost on a real-time basis at all ports of entry," Alvarado said
All U.S. airline passengers to be screened through databases for clearance to fly -- Jan. 12, 2004
each person labeled by a number and color
The government will compel airlines and airline reservations companies to hand over all passenger records for scrutiny by U.S. officials, after failing to win cooperation in the program's testing phase. The order could be issued as soon as next month. Under the system, all travelers passing through a U.S. airport will be scored with a number and a color that ranks their perceived threat to the aircraft
Privacy advocates say they are most concerned about CAPPS 2, which would replace the airlines' existing computer screening system. The TSA believes the current system is based on old assumptions about terrorists, flagging passengers, for instance, who paid with cash or bought one-way tickets. Passengers targeted for additional screening commonly find an "SSS" or "***" designation on their boarding pass.
The TSA said the new computerized system will provide a more thorough approach to screening passengers. It will collect travelers' full name, home address and telephone number, date of birth and travel itinerary. The information will be fed into large databases, such as Lexis-Nexis and Acxiom, that tap public records and commercial computer banks, such as shopping mailing lists, to verify that passengers are who they say they are. Once a passenger is identified, the CAPPS 2 system will compare that traveler against wanted criminals and suspected terrorists contained in other databases. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3933838/
U.S. VISIT program
Visitors Fingerprinted, photographed
The U-S government has launched the U-S-Visit program. Under the new rules, an estimated 23-million travelers requiring visas to enter the United States will have to be fingerprinted and photographed. The new measures take effect amid heightened terrorist alerts.
The new border security measures have been introduced at 115 airports around the country, as well as cruise ship terminals at 14 U-S seaports.
U-S Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says the process is not invasive, and should take only about 15 seconds to complete
Prepare to be scanned
The desire to tighten security in every way possible, particularly in America, also means the funds are being made available to deploy technology that was previously regarded as too expensive to bother with.
As a result, biometrics are suddenly about to become far more widespread. America will begin using biometrics at its airports and seaports on January 5th. Under the new US-VISIT programme, all foreigners entering on visas will have their hands and faces digitally scanned. This will create what Tom Ridge, America's homeland-security supremo, calls “an electronic check-in and check-out system for foreign nationals”. American citizens will also be affected, as new passports with a chip that contains biometric data are issued from next year. And the new rules specify that by October 26th 2004, all countries whose nationals can enter America without a visa—including western European countries, Japan and Australia—must begin issuing passports that contain biometric data too.
Moves to create a European standard for biometric passports are already under way, and many other countries are following suit: Oman and the United Arab Emirates, among others, will begin issuing
national identity cards containing biometrics next year. Britain's planned new national identity card will also include biometrics.
However, in the long term, biometrics, by their very nature, will compromise privacy in a deep and thorough fashion. If and when face-recognition technology improves to the point where surreptitious cameras can routinely recognise individuals, privacy, as it has existed in the public sphere, will in effect be wiped out.
Bill Boards in California listening to car radios-- Dec. 17, 2003
Who wants to know our persuasions ?? California KGB ??
What else can they "overhear"?
Both billboards are run by Alaris Media Network Inc. of Sacramento, which operates 10 such billboards in California.
While the advertisements in Spielberg's film scan a person's retinas to determine his identity, the electronic billboards will be equipped with sensors that pick up radio frequencies from passing cars and trucks.
Alaris President Tom Langeland
And when combined with vast databases of consumer profiles, a favorite radio station is a good indicator of a person's demographic group -- and buying tendencies.
Can these sensors pick up on our many embedded rfid tags ??
The cameras have your license plates
Audio sensors and computers
Audio-sensors in the facilitator room
Verified audio detection
RFID tracking at Internet Summit -- Dec. 13, 2003
The hidden chips communicate information via radio frequency when close to sensors that can be placed anywhere "from vending machines to the entrance of a specific meeting room, allowing the remote identification and tracking of participants, or groups of participants, attending the event," the report said.
The photograph of the person and other personal details are not stored on the chip but in a centralized database that monitors the movement. Researchers said they are concerned that database will be used for future events, including the next summit to be hosted by Tunisian authorities
ID Chips for all cars--Nov. 29, 2003
The main target of Electronic Vehicle Identification is the eventual development of an electronic, unique identifier for motor vehicles, which would enable a wealth of applications, many of them of crucial importance for the public authorities to combat congestion, unsafe traffic behaviour and vehicle crime on the European roads. It is clear that such an identifier as well as the communication means to remotely read it should be standardised and interoperable all over Europe.
This target of a European (and later hopefully global) EVI device is very ambitious and complex.
the read-only chip or transponder containing the VIN
Orweillian Eyes are everywhere --Nov. 28, 2003
"It seems to have given the green light to every sort of privacy intrusive technology imaginable — it's just an orgy of privacy invasive technology being developed by government and private industry," Mr. Barr said.
The Republican former congressman from Georgia said the government and private industry are lax in safeguarding privacy and do not consider it a priority.
Computer secretaries are being developed by the Pentagon to replace humans and handle scheduling and correspondence, with a futuristic use of battlefield direction and combat assistance.
The Pentagon also is financing programs that use radar to identify potential terrorists by the way they walk. The technology sparked a "Gaitgate" among civil libertarians who say the "surveillance monster" is growing every day.
"We all have to ask ourselves do we want to live in a surveillance society where every action or utterance or every thought can be monitored or recorded and we're going to be held accountable for the real or imagined sins of our past," Mr. Steinhardt said.
There are scores of federal databases doing data-mining and little is known about it," Mr. Wyden said
We Know Where You Live --Nov. 25, 2003
8 devices--- see # 5...the future is here
The head chip: Microchips planted under the skin will allow satellite tracking of football hooligans, former royal servants and innocent people who might have legitimate reasons for skulking about suspiciously. Because of the complex technology involved the scheme will be voluntary, although people without a chip may be denied access to secure areas, foundation hospitals and Dixons outlets.
EU hi-tech crime agency created--Nov.24, 2003
ENISA --- European Network and Information Security Agency
It will also collect and distribute information about the best way that businesses can protect their networks and staff from all kinds of computer security threats.
Britain Cements Plan for ID card --Nov 2003
LONDON – The British government said Tuesday it wanted to introduce compulsory identity cards to protect against illegal immigration, welfare fraud and terrorism, though implementation is years away.
Home Secretary David Blunkett said the government would introduce the scheme after building a national database of biometric information using fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition technology.But the issue of identity cards has split Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, with some ministers reportedly claiming that they are too expensive and threaten civil liberties.
Britain has not had compulsory identity cards for ordinary citizens since shortly after World War II. Such ID cards are mandatory in several Western European countries, including Belgium and Germany.
Britain is already working on upgrading passports to include chips containing biometric data, and the UK Passport Service will soon begin a six-month biometric pilot to test face, iris and fingerprint capture and recognition technology, the Home Office said. It said officials also planned to use biometric technology for driver's licenses.
DNA All Felons Bill --Nov. 18, 2003
With an estimated 8,000 new felony convictions being handed down annually, the number of felons expected to have their cheeks swabbed for DNA is expected to reach 100,000 over the next few years under the expanded legislation
the creation of Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) six years ago.
INVESTIGATION: The DNA test is a tool used to help solve a crime. The state could also be attempting to find a match to another case.
IF ACCUSED: There is no pretrial entitlement to a DNA test. You can pay for your own test, which costs at least $3,000 and possibly more, but you'll need access to enough evidence to help prove your innocence.
Tanker Truck shutdown via satellite --Nov. 5, 2003
Fingerprints to be on EU passports -- Nov. 1, 2003
In compliance with Homeland Security: " a common international standard"
Tom Ridge, the US homeland security secretary, said after meeting Otto Schily, the German interior minister, that the two countries had agreed on the need to upgrade travel documents by including biometric features, such as fingerprints or facial features, the FT said.
The EU wants to introduce biometric information - digital photos and fingerprints - on visas and residence permits for third-country nationals first, before extending it to EU citizens’ passports at a later stage.
However pressure is mounting as the US has said it will start demanding visas from 27 countries - mostly European states - from 26 October 2004 if they do not have biometric data on their passports.
Homeland Security "US VISIT" program: fingerprinting for all travels -- October 28, 2003
The new, inkless fingerprint scanner is easy to use. The visitor will be asked to put one and then the other index finger on a glass plate that will electronically capture two fingerprints.
Visitors also will be asked to look into a camera and their picture will be taken. This can be done while fingerprinting is in process.
EU plans ID card -- Health identity to store biometric, personal data on microchip--Oct. 20, 2003
But civil liberties groups said it was the start of a scheme for a harmonised data chip that would quickly evolve into an EU "identity card" containing intrusive information off all kinds that could be read by a computer.
During the first phase from June 1 next year, each country will be able to choose whether to include photographs, fingerprints and biometric data, such as eye measurements, on the "national" side of the card. Britain is opting for a minimalist version.
The European Commission said yesterday that the final phase in 2008 would add a "smart chip" containing a range of data, including health files and records of treatment received. "The ultimate objective is to have an electronic chip on the card, as the technology improves," said a spokesman.
Tony Bunyan, the head of Statewatch, said it was part of a disturbing Union-wide erosion of privacy since September 11 2001. "We all know where they're heading with this," he said. "They want a single card with all our data on one chip. It'll be a passport and driver's licence rolled into one with everything from our national insurance numbers, bank accounts, to health records."
America: Land of the Watched : CAPPS II
National Consortium for School Networking .... 'Parent Connect '
Parents track kids at school --October 19, 2003
every day is judgment day ; how to tear-apart generations and relationships
Parents in Mounds View, Forest Lake and other Minnesota districts are using the Internet to track their children's attendance, assignments and grades. Rosemount High School signed up 600 parents a week ago for an online link. St. Paul public schools hope to roll out their version in November in English and Spanish and later in Hmong and Somali.
For teachers and parents, the benefits seem obvious — an anytime link between home and school. While some schools worry if they can make it work with their older technology, observers say these Web-parent links will be the norm in systems across the nation. Keith Krueger, head of the Washington, D.C.-based National Consortium for School Networking, calls them cutting-edge efforts to engage parents.
"This gives parents absolutely unparalleled access to a wealth of data about their children that's never been possible before until the Web,'' said Thomas F. Wilson, former principal of Eagan High School, possibly the first school in the country to hook up parents online this way about three years ago. Some 2,000 Eagan High parents are registered this fall and Wilson speaks on the topic nationally.
About 600 families registered to Parent Connect won't have to wait for parent-teacher conferences or report cards to check a child's progress.
Midterm reports are no longer mailed.
'The next thing they'll have is GPS (global satellite positioning) on kids.' ''
Feds want all-seeing eye in the sky -- October 18, 2003 ...view of entire world at once
Satellite Based Radar SBR; Future Imagery Architecture FIA; and Next View
Finland violates privacy; parents surveilling children by cell phone--October 18, 2003
In emergency situations people can still be tracked without their consent regardless of their age.
Finland is a world leader in mobile technology, and last February topped the World Economic Forum's list as the most tech-savvy country in the world.
TruActive Spyware (implanted via email) -- October 13, 2003
British database --Oct. 7, 2003
The "citizen information register" is to bring together all the existing information held by the government on the 58 million people resident in Britain.
It will include their name, address, date of birth, sex, and a unique personal number to form a "more accurate and transparent" database than existing national insurance, tax, medical, passport, voter and driving licence records.
The project, which last night set alarm bells ringing among civil liberty campaigners, is believed to have been recently approved by the cabinet's public expenditure sub-committee.
The existing "unique identifier on each UK resident" - the national insurance number - has long been the subject of complaints about abuse and forgery.
IRS as "Federal Mafia" --Oct. 1, 2003 Devvy Kidd
The government will now answer legitimate petitions for redress of grievance under the First Amendment through the use of brute force because that’s exactly what the IRS’ "enforcement actions" amount to every day of the week.
This statement by Mr. Lemons is chilling and should be the clarion call to every American out there who values freedom and believes that our rights, so articulately defined in the Bill of Rights, cannot be nullified or taken away by Mr. Lemons or any government official.
The right to petition the government has a long and detailed history. Every American should know the history of this precious right because on September 16, 2003, the IRS laid down the gauntlet to the American people and simply decided to nullify part of the First Amendment. The IRS has made the clear threat that if any American dares question their unlawful activities, the IRS will respond with "enforcement."
IRS to give out personal information --Sept. 26, 2003
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is exploring ways to share names, addresses, birth dates, employee records, and other taxpayer information with law-enforcement agencies, particularly the Immigration and Naturalization Service, according to legislative aides and senior tax attorneys.
Controlling the speed of your car --Sept. 19, 2003
Speaking at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Linge said there were even talks about installing global positioning technology in cars that could regulate speed remotely. "If you are in a 30 miles an hour zone, the system would automatically prevent the car going over that speed," he said.
Linge said he was well aware of the potential implication for civil liberties of the intrusive potential of the new technology, but at present he was focusing only on the technical aspects.
Citizen's Right-to-Know (about Big Brother's profiles on them )
Listening satellite launched --Sept 2003
The NRO's electronics listening satellites use baseball diamond-size antennas which fold up like an umbrella for launch.
The large antennas permit the satellite to monitor extremely faint signals,
even individual cell phone conversations.
Unique number and file on every child --Sept. 11, 2003
Biometric ID soon to be reality --Aug 26, 2003
This is the mother of all projects -- there's no question about it," said Joseph Atick, chief of Identix Corp., a maker of biometric systems.
The Department of Homeland Security expects to begin taking fingerprints and digital pictures of incoming travelers at air and seaports in January. The biometric identifiers will be added to the bevy of data the government maintains about international travelers.
But perhaps the most daunting deadline is Oct. 26, 2004. All foreigners with visas or passports issued after that date will have to carry biometric identifiers in those documents if they want to enter the United States.
State Department spokesman Stuart Patt acknowledged that biometric visas will present logistical challenges. But he said the department has learned well from its experience dispensing 6 million visa cards with fingerprint biometrics,
made by Drexler Technology Corp., to Mexicans since 1998.
A report prepared this year for the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy was less upbeat.
Indeed, a report written in January by the departments of State and Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology predicted that Congress will have to push back its biometric deadlines by at least one year because of the "size and intricacy of what needs to be implemented
Environmental Satellite; 2 photos a day August 2003
The NOAA-L, the second in a new series of five satellites, was introduced by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA at a cost of $267 million. It is scheduled to be launched into orbit September 20.
The satellite's orbital pattern will allow it to map the Earth twice each day, and the area near each polar cap more than a dozen times. The data will give researchers more detailed measurements of temperatures, ozone and cloud images.
Unlike geostationary satellites that hover in a fixed position 22,320 miles above the Earth, the polar-orbiting satellite can capture data in much greater detail because it is much closer at 620 miles.
The new satellite will also give researchers more flexibility in monitoring the earth's temperature, moisture content and radiation levels. The polar orbiters' ultraviolet sensors can measure ozone levels in the atmosphere and monitor the ozone hole over Antarctica from mid-September to mid-November.
"Any additional way we have to measure the ozone or any global environmental problem is a good idea. The more data we have, the more likely we are to respond to it adequately," said Elizabeth Chalecki, research associate for Pacific Institute, an environmental think-tank in Oakland.
"The more satellites we have monitoring the ozone, and the more powerful they are, the more likely they are to help us solve or at least mitigate its effect," she added.
Coastal Monitoring Network ; Beach Cams --- August 2003
There are more functions available" to the operators of the system than to those viewing it online, "but it still is inadequate for identifying people," Bateman said.
On Tuesday, still images from Manhattan, Hermosa and Zuma beaches and Marina del Rey began to be available to net surfers, he said.
Bateman said that by the end of this year, perhaps, the system will have 27 cameras monitoring 72 miles of coastline.
Beach Cams ... Water Report
Neighbors snitching on neighbors --August 18, 2003
Some fear that the system will just hand power to petty tyrants, rumour-mongers and community control-freaks.
China plans 1 Billion digital chip ID cards -- August 12, 2003
China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which next year will begin to replace the paper national ID cards carried by 960 million Chinese citizens.
The core of the new ID cards is an embedded microchip storing an individual's personal information, which can be read electronically and checked against databases kept by China's security authorities. Residents of most major cities also will carry other chip-based cards that control access to social services. .........
Song Gongde, a legal expert at the National School of Administration in Beijing, says he was encouraged by a provision in China's ID law, passed in June, that strictly limits the kinds of data that can be put on the ID card, including name, birth date and the 18-digit citizen ID number.[ Ed. note: social security number plus zip code ? ] But the law doesn't give citizens the right to see or correct their personal information, whether it is stored on a card or elsewhere.
The introduction of the cards will be accompanied by a major upgrade of the security ministry's databases and computer systems, analysts say. China's security forces, which investigate political misdeeds as well as other crimes, have been enthusiastic users of technology -- for instance, to monitor Internet and e-mail traffic -- and face few curbs on how they can use such technology.
"The absence of a counterweight is worrying, especially in China where the legal system is very deficient," said Nicolas Becquelin, the research director for rights group Human Rights in China.
For ID, subdermal chip better than tags -- Aug 10, 2003
Postal Service Researches 'Smarter' Mail---August 12, 2003
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A presidential commission charged with studying ways to make the U.S. Postal Service more efficient has recommended that the agency work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop sender identification technology for all U.S. mail.
What Wrong with CAPPS 2.1 (CAPPS II ) -- August 2003
CAPPS-II would be the largest domestic surveillance system ever deployed in the USA. I've discussed the history, context, evolution, and details of CAPPS-II in much more detail in my white paper on travel data and privacy,
"Total Travel Information Awareness". But if that's more than you wanted to know, here's a summary of the most important problems with the latest version of the program, as most recently defined in the latest version of the CAPPS-II (CAPPS 2.1) Privacy Act
CAPPS 2.1 would create a new, unconstitutional requirement for a "domestic passport". By requiring all travellers -- even those within the USA, or even within a single state -- to carry and display, on request, government-issued identity documents, it would create a de facto national ID card system -- something that the public, and the Congress, has strongly resisted for many years. Travel is an act of assembly, and such restrictions on domestic travel would violate the First Amendment to the Constitution of the USA, which prohibits the government from restricting "the right of the people peaceably to assemble".
CAPPS 2.1 would require air travellers to provide additional information -- the date of birth, home phone number, and home address of each traveller -- to the airline, travel agent, or travel arranger, and would require this information to be entered into a computerized reservation system (CRS).
Thought - Police -- August 8, 2003
DARPA wants your brain
The $24 million enterprise called Brain Machine Interfaces is developing technology that promises to directly read thoughts from a living brain -- and even instill thoughts as well.
The research, some of which is being done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is already surprisingly advanced. Monkeys in a laboratory can control the movement of a robotic arm using only their thoughts. And last year scientists in New York announced they could control the skittering motions of a rat by implanting electrodes in its brain, steering it around the lab floor as if it were a radio-controlled toy car.
It does not take much imagination to see in this the makings of a "Matrix"-like cyberpunk dystopia: chips that impose false memories, machines that scan for wayward thoughts, cognitively augmented government security forces that impose a ruthless order on a recalcitrant population.
Sony Eye-Toy Watches You--- August 6, 2003
Black Box in cars for speeders - August 5, 2003
Drivers face automatic speeding fines without being caught by the police or roadside cameras under a proposal being studied by the Government to fit all cars with satellite tracking devices for road tolls.
Under the anti-congestion tolling plan being examined by the Department for Transport, all vehicles would be fitted with a 'black box' to charge drivers according to the type of road they are using and when they are driving.
But transport experts believe the equipment will pave the way for 24-hour monitoring of drivers to see if they break the speed limit.
It could also be used to determine whether drivers were speeding before an accident.
The Government is backing trials of an advanced system which would tell the black box when it entered a speed limit and prevent the vehicle going faster. The equipment could also find drivers who have not paid vehicle duty or insurance.
The system would use global positioning systems and computer technology. It would be easy to catch speeders and there are no legal obstacles - tachographs in lorries, which record speed and length of time behind the wheel, are already examined after accidents. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1011463,00.html
Airline Screening -- August 1, 2003
Passengers under threat of possible arrest
Under what's called CAPPS, the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System, the federal government will screen four areas of your reservation – name, address, phone number and birthday – match them against your credit records, and then crosscheck to see if you are a fugitive or on the terrorist watch list.
When CAPPS is in use, passengers will be secretly categorized as green, yellow or red – with red meaning no fly and possible arrest.
Transportation Security Administration chief Jim Loy
Travelers Labeled by Government -- August 1, 2003
Under the program, an airline passenger would provide name, birthday, address and phone number when getting a flight reservation. That information would be checked against commercial databases and a score would be generated indicating the likelihood the passenger's identity was authentic.
A traveler's personal information also will be checked against government databases to determine if the person is on a computerized terrorism watch list or represents a security risk.
Ed. note: Verichip's unique identifier would make all of this so much easier.
Those deemed an "elevated" or "uncertain" risk will be required to undergo secondary screening with a handheld wand. Anyone deemed a high risk is supposed to be brought to the attention of law enforcement. These can include violent criminals with outstanding warrants.(Ed. note: can also include innocent people)
The information in the commercial database would include what is known as "credit header information," or information at the top of a credit report. It confirms that a person at a certain address holds credit cards with certain companies, but would not reveal details about that person's credit history, said David Sobel, spokesman for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (search). He was among privacy advocates briefed by the government about the plan.
NCIS ensnares Couple --July 2003
Network National Criminal Intelligence System
The [ many, many ] Satellites that Surround Earth
Illustration Credit: P. C.-W. Fu & A. Hanson (Indiana), P. Frisch (Chicago), NASA
"I've wondered sometimes if all those satellites might have something to do with the "100-pound hailstones" of Revelation. Maybe the Lord is getting rid of them all in preparation for His return".---D Phipps Wedg
Millions of cameras linked CTS - July 9, 2003
The military is scheduled to issue contracts for Combat Zones That See, or CTS, as early as September. The first demonstration should take place before next summer, according to a spokesperson. Approach a checkpoint at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during the test and CTS will spot you. Turn the wheel on this sprawling, 8,656-acre army encampment, and CTS will record your action. Your face and license plate will likely be matched to those on terrorist watch lists. Make a move considered suspicious, and CTS will instantly report you to the authorities.
There's almost a 100 percent chance that it will work," said Jim Lewis, who heads the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, "because it's just connecting things that already exist."
As currently configured, the old-line cameras speckled throughout every major city aren't that much of a privacy concern. Yes, there are lenses everywhere—several thousand just in Manhattan. But they see so much, it's almost impossible for snoops to sift through all the footage and find what's important.
That's why Attorney General John Ashcroft pushed for a program to turn a million civilians into citizen-spies, snooping on their neighbors. That's why the USA Patriot Act now allows for wiretaps without warrants. And it's why the Pentagon has begun researching an array of high-tech tools to pry into average people's lives.
CTS is the brainchild of DARPA, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. That's the group of minds behind the notoriously invasive Total (sorry, "Terrorism") Information Awareness über-database. TIA's backers say the project will be carefully targeted, but privacy advocates say it could compile in a single place an unprecedented amount of information about you—your school transcripts, medical records, credit card bills, e-mail, and so much more.
"LifeLog," currently in the early planning stage at DARPA, would twist all these bits into narrative "threads," giving officials a chance to watch events develop. Along the way, LifeLog's developers would like to capture the name of every TV show you watch, every magazine you read.
PHONECAMS ....electronic eyeballs can pry as well as inform
Prime use of cell phones : crime reporting -- July 5, 2003
Crime fighting is not emphasized as a primary use as the cell phone industry introduces more and more camera phones capable of taking a quick snapshot and sending it wirelessly to the Internet. But it is just one example of the diverse ways that the phones have been used since their introduction in Japan two years ago and in Europe and the United States nearly a year ago.
The images made by the phones are relatively poor low-resolution shots most suitable for viewing on the Web or on other phones. But as cameras, the phones have other advantages: they are portable, discreet and networked, allowing them to transmit images to another such phone, an e-mail address or the Internet in seconds.
Soon they may be everywhere. A Boston-based research firm, Strategy Analytics, predicts that 42 million camera cell phones will be sold worldwide this year and that sales will reach 218 million by 2008.
"Eventually, all mobile phones will have either a picture or video camera," said Peter Bodor, a spokesman for Sony Ericsson, a cell phone maker....
But there is a negative side to the growing proliferation of these phones. Because they are small and look innocuous, they can be used for spying or taking voyeuristic photos. With a phone in every pocket, experts worry they will be used to capture and publicize the worst in human behavior - among celebrities and ordinary citizens alike.
Howard Rheingold, author of "Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution," predicts that phonecams and similar technology will change the news landscape. "Ultimately, this is going to portend not the replacement of journalism as we know it, but another layer or source of news: citizen journalism, peer-to-peer journalism," he said.
PC "Grid Power" --- July 3, 2003
In two weeks' time [ July 17, 2003 ] scientists in Geneva [ Switzerland ] will throw the switch on the biggest development in global communication since Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the internet, scrawled "www" on a blackboard in 1989. They will announce that 10 laboratories around the world, including one near Didcot in Oxfordshire, can now talk to each other through their computers.
In the age of high-speed digital communication this may not seem revolutionary. But this small step for computer kind marks the launch of a new technological concept - the next generation of the web. It is called the grid, and scientists say that before long it will change everything we do - from scientific research to business to tackling fires to booking holidays, and even to the way we watch and craft movies.
"Smart dust", electronic surveillance sensors, tiny as sand -- June 28, 2003
The worry is that smart dust could also be used for more nefarious activities. It could be used to spy on citizens, to pry into people’s personal lives and to control ‘troublesome’ protesters. It could make the state and large corporations, who already monitor most of our movements on CCTV, a much more powerful Big Brother.
The Berkeley researchers have already built a prototype micro-sensor the size of a pea. Two etched silicon chips less than five millimetres across incorporate an optical receiver and transmitter, as well as a simple digital controller. They have shown that the signals it sends can be detected 21km away across San Francisco Bay.
By July 2001, they say they will have a functional sensor with two-way communication within a cubic millimetre – the size of a sand grain. Such a ‘mote’ of silicon, including a low-power receiver, converter, controller and transmitter, will be driven by a tiny array of solar cells.
Pister, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Berkeley, insists that all the individual parts work and it’s just a question of putting them together correctly. If all goes well, he hopes soon to be able to move to the next stage: making the dust even smarter by attaching tiny wings and enabling it to ‘swarm’ in pursuit of a common goal, much like a swarm of bees.
These are some of the beneficial uses, Pister contends, which could be accompanied by a host of other helpful civil applications. By 2010, he predicts that micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS, will make possible ten-cent radios, one-dollar three-colour laser projectors and sensors that will scream when anyone tries to remove valuables from your house.
In 2020 tiny sensors implanted around your body will warn you when you are about to come down with a heart attack, cancer, or the flu. ‘MEMS sensors will be everywhere, and sensing virtually everything. Scavenging power from sunlight, vibration, thermal gradients and background radio frequencies, sensor motes will be immortal, self-contained, single-chip computers with sensing, communications, and power supply built in,’ Pister forecasts.
‘This is a technology of total surveillance,’ comments Richard Sclove from the Loka Institute, in Amherst, Massachusetts, which investigates the social impact of new technology.
‘I have no doubt that there will be plenty of benign and wonderful applications of this technology, but it’s easier to imagine the lousy ones. The CIA and the National Security Administration would love to get their hands on this, and there’s no way to control what they do with it.’
Control is the key issue for the British civil liberties expert, Clive Norris, a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Hull.
‘It’s not that the technology itself is bad, but the way it is used,’ he observes. ‘That depends on to what extent it will be applied in civil situations, and how this will be controlled.’
But Pister is not much concerned about state surveillance. 'I’m much more worried about how societies will adapt to the idea that anyone can put a sensor on anyone else, and with some level
of effort track their every move, record their every conversation, possibly even record video of their interactions with others
Stepped-up snooping arrives at the office --July 15, 2003
Even one offensive e-mail message circulated around the office by a single employee can pose a liability risk for a company. Not only that, but a wave of U.S. laws — including the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the anti-corruption and corporate-governance Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 — have imposed new record-keeping and investigative burdens on companies.
Not complying with some laws can result in the personal liability of officers and directors.
As a result, employers have stepped up their surveillance of employees, often using stealth techniques to peer deep into their computer use.
Europe's "Galileo" to complement GPS and Glonass (all start with "G" )
The U.S. satellite network is controlled by the Pentagon, which can downgrade or totally disable non-military access during conflicts.
Galileo's civilian signal will also give locations accurate to within one meter (one yard) -- a significant improvement on that offered by the GPS system.
The agency says devices for receiving Galileo's signals will be interoperable with equipment used on GPS and GLONASS -- the partially operable Russian-built network.
When complete Galileo will comprise 30 satellites (27 operational and 3 spares) positioned in three circular orbits 23,616 kilometers (14,677 miles) above the Earth.
Internet e-mail is the easiest way for the System---PTB, Powers That Be--- to obtain information
ECHELON...Big Brother NSA May be Spying on You
Europeans decry Echelon
Jack Van Impe
"Echelon is the most terrifying kind of surveillance that exists because you have no way of knowing if you're being listened to and you have no recourse and you have no privacy."
Ukusa (UK-USA) gave birth to echelon
DARPA, TIA .... Massive Databases -- -- May 20, 2003
"I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk...........no, no, they can't take that away from me."
"I only have eyes for you "
To thwart terrorists, the Pentagon is developing a computer surveillance system that would give U.S. agents fingertip access to government and commercial records from around the world that could fill the Library of Congress more than 50 times.
The center's executive director, Jim Dempsey, said in prepared testimony, "Since 9/11, the FBI is authorized by the attorney general to go looking for information about individuals with no reason to believe they are engaged in, or planning, or connected to any wrongdoing."
In advice to would-be TIA contractors, DARPA disclosed that the project will require "gathering a much broader array of data than we do currently" and break down barriers that keep separate data already collected by a host of agencies.
"The amounts of data that will need to be stored and accessed will be unprecedented, measured in petabytes," the agency instructions said. A byte amounts to the electronic representation of one letter of the alphabet, and a petabyte is a quadrillion — 1,000,000,000,000,000 — bytes.
Other databases DARPA wants to make available to U.S. agents include financial, education, medical and housing records and biometric identification databases based on fingerprints, irises, facial shapes and gait [ how you walk ]
Operating on the theory that an individual's walk is as unique as a signature, DARPA-financed researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been 80 to 95 percent successful in identifying people. If DARPA orders a prototype, the individual "gait signatures" of people could become part of the data accessed by TIA.
"One of the nice things about radar is we see through bad weather, darkness, even a heavy robe shrouding the legs, and video cameras can't," [Gene] Greneker said in an interview. "At 600 feet we can do quite well."
What Your Email Tells About You
How MS will know all about you
"Matthew 10:26; Mark 4: 22; Luke 8:17 and Luke 12:2 all say:
"Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed:
and hid, that shall not be known."
"Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed on the housetops."
Anyone can have access to your address:
DRIVER'S LICENSE GOES ONLINE
I just saw this. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet - including your own!
I just searched for mine and there it was...picture and all!
Big Doctor ( and Dentist) is Watching
Privacy is officially gone
Google has included
in it search engine a phone number listing with a map to your house, via map quest or yahoo. To check if you are listed place in the search area your phone number with area code like this XXX-XXX-XXXX (with dashes) and hit search. It will come up with your name, address, and 2 map search engines. Click maps to see how accurated they are.
To be removed, click Phone Icon infront of your name, at the bottom of the discription of the service is a link to be removed from the data bases.
Google tells all
Search and Syntax
Revamping the Web
Checkbooks and Master Card numbers
A New Yahoo
BTW, here is a Web page that does reverse lookups both by phone number and street address:
U-scan / Optimal scanners
URU .....ID ---- March 5, 2003
Oracle joins FBI, CIA to create largest database--Feb 24, 2003
STEPHEN LONG: How would you respond to people who say that Oracle is essentially acting as a kind of corporate big brother, and becoming part of a new military industrial complex that could really undermine personal freedom?
GPS used by employers etc. for personal info---Feb 24, 2003
Spouses who believe mates are having affairs, employers who suspect workers are misusing company vehicles or parents who wonder if their children are where they are supposed to be are among those using devices tied to the global positioning system of satellites.
At Washington's WJLA-TV, employees say officials at the station have abused the technology. Last year, management installed tracking devices in station vehicles -- cars and trucks that news crewmembers are permitted to take home. http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/nation/1789996
Take everyone's DNA fingerprint--Feb 3, 2003
SAP--- Software APlication for tracking and networking--Jan 30, 2003
Terrorist Threat Integration Center--Jan 28, 2003
Your social security number IS your ID
Will your SSN be your "unique identifier" and become part of VeriChip ?? Time will tell.
Mexico; Central America; Eastern Europe; South America
DUI--ID..."matricula consular cards" http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030129-94046601.htm
Airport launches "SmartGate" program
The system, which undertakes the face-to-passport check presently the province of an ACS officer, uses photo-matching technology to compare a live image taken at the ACS crew control point at Sydney Airport against one or more stored images.
EU fingerprint ID system operational
Author: CN ---Posted: Tue Jan 14 16:04:07 2003
From Wednesday, the 15 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland, will fingerprint all new asylum seekers and illegal immigrants and submit the data to a central unit in Luxembourg.
Surveillance Cameras ( discouraging the right to assemble peacefully) Dec 19, 2002
"I am opposed to this type of surveillance because I am deathly concerned about the chilling impact on constitutionally protected expressions of freedom of speech," said Mr. Graham, the Democratic representative from Ward 1.
He also said the camera surveillance will "most assuredly" discourage nonviolent protests, marches and other events from taking place in the city.
President asks ISP Servers to monitor the net-- Dec 19, 2002
( they don't call it "net" for nothing )
Critical Infrastructure Protection Board
The Bush administration is planning to propose requiring Internet service providers to help build a centralized system to enable broad monitoring of the Internet and, potentially, surveillance of its users.
The proposal is part of a final version of a report, ``The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace,''
Ultimately, the report is intended to provide an Internet strategy for the new Department of Homeland Security.
such a system could be used to cross the indistinct border between broad monitoring and wiretap.
Stewart Baker, a Washington lawyer who represents some of the nation's largest ISPs, said, ``Internet service providers are concerned about the privacy implications of this as well as liability,'' since providing access to live feeds of network activity could be interpreted as a wiretap or as the ``pen register'' and ``trap and trace'' systems used on phones without a judicial order.
the proposal, which includes a national network operations center
Part of monitoring the Internet and doing real-time analysis is to be able to track incidents while they are occurring,'' the official said.
The official compared the system to Carnivore, the Internet wiretap system used by the FBI, saying: ``Am I analogizing this to Carnivore? Absolutely. But in fact, it's 10 times worse. Carnivore was working on much smaller feeds and could not scale. This is looking at the whole Internet.''
Pentagon's powerful Dragnet-- Nov 8-2002 received from Media House
As the director of the effort, Vice Adm. John M. Poindexter, has described the system in Pentagon documents and in speeches, it will provide intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials with instant access to information from Internet mail and calling records to credit card and banking transactions and travel documents, without a search warrant.
Historically, military and intelligence agencies have not been permitted to spy on Americans without extraordinary legal authorization. But Admiral Poindexter, the former national security adviser in the Reagan administration, has argued that the government needs broad new powers to process, store and mine billions of minute details of electronic life in the United States.
MUST SUSCRIBE for alerts ! Electronic Privacy Information Center
ISP Servers to disclose emails without a warrant (Homeland Security Act) Nov 6-2002
Human Bar Code -- Biometrics... CW Crews, jr
Your Brain Can Be Used Against You
Digital Angel: The New Eye in the Sky-- Oct. 16-2000
Throw Away Your Credit Cards?
Since Applied Digital Solutions is primarily an e-commerce solutions company, one way the company wants to see the chip used is for identification and authentication for electronic commerce. As Sullivan puts it, "You want to access and go online with your MSN or AOL account, you'll have DA transmitting your profile at request."
The same could be true for Amazon and any other electronic retailer. One-click shopping is somewhat obsolete when competing against something that identifies you by your mere presence.
"Los Angeles-AP -- American movie-goers will get to see Michael Moore's prize-winning "Fahrenheit Nine-Eleven" after all.
Brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have finalized a deal to buy back the documentary from Disney's Miramax Films and distribute it.
And Disney agrees any distribution profits to Miramax or Disney will be donated to charity.
Moore calls it "a fair and equitable solution."
Moore's film, which criticizes President Bush's handling of Nine-Eleven, recently won the top prize at the Cannes (kan) Film Festival. The film also looks at the Bush family's four-generation link to big oil.
Moore won an Oscar in 2002 for his "Bowling for Columbine," the highest-grossing documentary ever, an examination of the U-S gun culture.
On the Net:
This ties in nicely with the previous post about the link between the Nazi "final solution" and International Business Machines (IBM)
"Mankind barely noticed when the concept of massively organized information quietly emerged to become a means of social control, a weapon of war, and a roadmap for group destruction. The unique igniting event was the most fateful day of the last century, January 30, 1933, the day Adolf Hitler came to power. Hitler and his hatred of the Jews was the ironic driving force behind this intellectual turning point. But his quest was greatly enhanced and energized by the ingenuity and craving for profit of a single American company and its legendary, autocratic chairman. That company was International Business Machines, and its chairman was Thomas J. Watson.
Der Führer's obsession with Jewish destruction was hardly original. There had been czars and tyrants before him. But for the first time in history, an anti-Semite had automation on his side. Hitler didn't do it alone. He had help.
In the upside-down world of the Holocaust, dignified professionals were Hitler's advance troops. Police officials disregarded their duty in favor of protecting villains and persecuting victims. Lawyers perverted concepts of justice to create anti-Jewish laws. Doctors defiled the art of medicine to perpetrate ghastly experiments and even choose who was healthy enough to be worked to death-and who could be cost-effectively sent to the gas chamber. Scientists and engineers debased their higher calling to devise the instruments and rationales of destruction. And statisticians used their little known but powerful discipline to identify the victims, project and rationalize the benefits of their destruction, organize their persecution, and even audit the efficiency of genocide. Enter IBM and its overseas subsidiaries.
Solipsistic and dazzled by its own swirling universe of technical possibilities, IBM was self-gripped by a special amoral corporate mantra: if it can be done, it should be done. To the blind technocrat, the means were more important than the ends. The destruction of the Jewish people became even less important because the invigorating nature of IBM's technical achievement was only heightened by the fantastical profits to be made at a time when bread lines stretched across the world.
So how did it work?
When Hitler came to power, a central Nazi goal was to identify and destroy Germany's 600,000 Jews. To Nazis, Jews were not just those who practiced Judaism, but those of Jewish blood, regardless of their assimilation, intermarriage, religious activity, or even conversion to Christianity. Only after Jews were identified could they be targeted for asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and ultimately extermination. To search generations of communal, church, and governmental records all across Germany-and later throughout Europe-was a cross-indexing task so monumental, it called for a computer. But in 1933, no computer existed.
When the Reich needed to mount a systematic campaign of Jewish economic disenfranchisement and later began the massive movement of European Jews out of their homes and into ghettos, once again, the task was so prodigious it called for a computer. But in 1933, no computer existed. When the Final Solution sought to efficiently transport Jews out of European ghettos along railroad lines and into death camps, with timing so precise the victims were able to walk right out of the boxcar and into a waiting gas chamber, the coordination was so complex a task, this too called for a computer. But in 1933, no computer existed.
However, another invention did exist: the IBM punch card and card sorting system-a precursor to the computer. IBM, primarily through its German subsidiary, made Hitler's program of Jewish destruction a technologic mission the company pursued with chilling success. IBM Germany, using its own staff and equipment, designed, executed, and supplied the indispensable technologic assistance Hitler's Third Reich needed to accomplish what had never been done before-the automation of human destruction. More than 2,000 such multi-machine sets were dispatched throughout Germany, and thousands more throughout German-dominated Europe. Card sorting operations were established in every major concentration camp. People were moved from place to place, systematically worked to death, and their remains cataloged with icy automation.
IBM Germany, known in those days as Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellschaft, or Dehomag, did not simply sell the Reich machines and then walk away. IBM's subsidiary, with the knowledge of its New York headquarters, enthusiastically custom-designed the complex devices and specialized applications as an official corporate undertaking. Dehomag's top management was comprised of openly rabid Nazis who were arrested after the war for their Party affiliation. IBM NY always understood-from the outset in 1933-that it was courting and doing business with the upper echelon of the Nazi Party. The company leveraged its Nazi Party connections to continuously enhance its business relationship with Hitler's Reich, in Germany and throughout Nazi-dominated Europe.
Dehomag and other IBM subsidiaries custom-designed the applications. Its technicians sent mock-ups of punch cards back and forth to Reich offices until the data columns were acceptable, much as any software designer would today. Punch cards could only be designed, printed, and purchased from one source: IBM. The machines were not sold, they were leased, and regularly maintained and upgraded by only one source: IBM. IBM subsidiaries trained the Nazi officers and their surrogates throughout Europe, set up branch offices and local dealerships throughout Nazi Europe staffed by a revolving door of IBM employees, and scoured paper mills to produce as many as 1.5 billion punch cards a year in Germany alone. Moreover, the fragile machines were serviced on site about once per month, even when that site was in or near a concentration camp. IBM Germany's headquarters in Berlin maintained duplicates of many code books, much as any IBM service bureau today would maintain data backups for computers.
I was haunted by a question whose answer has long eluded historians. The Germans always had the lists of Jewish names. Suddenly, a squadron of grim-faced SS would burst into a city square and post a notice demanding those listed assemble the next day at the train station for deportation to the East. But how did the Nazis get the lists? For decades, no one has known. Few have asked.
The answer: IBM Germany's census operations and similar advanced people counting and registration technologies. IBM was founded in 1898 by German inventor Herman Hollerith as a census tabulating company. Census was its business. But when IBM Germany formed its philosophical and technologic alliance with Nazi Germany, census and registration took on a new mission. IBM Germany invented the racial census-listing not just religious affiliation, but bloodline going back generations. This was the Nazi data lust. Not just to count the Jews — but to identify them.
People and asset registration was only one of the many uses Nazi Germany found for high-speed data sorters. Food allocation was organized around databases, allowing Germany to starve the Jews. Slave labor was identified, tracked, and managed largely through punch cards. Punch cards even made the trains run on time and cataloged their human cargo. German Railway, the Reichsbahn, Dehomag's biggest customer, dealt directly with senior management in Berlin. Dehomag maintained punch card installations at train depots across Germany, and eventually across all Europe.
How much did IBM know? Some of it IBM knew on a daily basis throughout the 12-year Reich. The worst of it IBM preferred not to know — "don't ask, don't tell" was the order of the day. Yet IBM NY officials, and frequently Watson's personal representatives, Harrison Chauncey and Werner Lier, were almost constantly in Berlin or Geneva, monitoring activities, ensuring that the parent company in New York was not cut out of any of the profits or business opportunities Nazism presented. When U.S. law made such direct contact illegal, IBM's Swiss office became the nexus, providing the New York office continuous information and credible deniability.
Certainly, the dynamics and context of IBM's alliance with Nazi Germany changed throughout the twelve-year Reich....Make no mistake. The Holocaust would still have occurred without IBM. To think otherwise is more than wrong. The Holocaust would have proceeded — and often did proceed — with simple bullets, death marches, and massacres based on pen and paper persecution. But there is reason to examine the fantastical numbers Hitler achieved in murdering so many millions so swiftly, and identify the crucial role of automation and technology. Accountability is needed."
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