The government is spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our smart meters, and in many other ways. Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden, Bill Binney, and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and that the government only spies on potential bad guys. In reality, the government is spying on everyone’s digital and old-fashioned communications. For example, the government is photographing the outside information on every piece of snail mail. The government is spying on you through your phone … and may even remotely turn on your camera and microphone when your phone is off.
As one example, the NSA has inserted its code into Android’s operating system … bugging three-quarters of the world’s smartphones. Google – or the NSA – can remotely turn on your phone’s camera and recorder at any time. Moreover, Google knows just about every WiFi password in the world … and so the NSA does as well, since it spies so widely on Google. But it’s not just the Android. In reality, the NSA can spy on just about everyone’s smart phone.
Cell towers track where your phone is at any moment, and the major cell carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, responded to at least 1.3 million law enforcement requests for cell phone locations and other data in 2011. (And – given that your smartphone routinely sends your location information back to Apple or Google – it would be child’s play for the government to track your location that way.) Your iPhone, or other brand of smartphone is spying on virtually everything you do (ProPublica notes: “That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker“). Remember, that might be happening even when your phone is turned off.
Chronological History of Surveillance
While much of the “mainstream” world has spent the last few days obsessing over and debating the celebrity spectacle surrounding American actor Will Smith slapping American comedian Chris Rock, the international elitists were meeting in Dubai for the 2022 World Government Summit. From March 28th to the 30th, corporate media
journalists, heads of state, and CEOs of some of the most profitable companies in the world met ...Read More
is a patriot. He is not a traitor. He is a legitimate whistleblower
and, in a surprising decision today (Thursday), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Said the warrantless telephone dragnet that secretly collected millions of Americans’ telephone records violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act and may well have been unconstitutional. This comes seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward ...Read More
host Tucker Carlson said Monday night that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying
on him and reading confidential texts and emails in order to try and take his show off the air. Carlson said that a whistleblower
from inside the federal government informed Carlson that the NSA was monitoring his online communications. Normally, Carlson said, he would be skeptical of such claims, the ...Read More
Today, June 8, Amazon will activate Amazon Sidewalk, a mass wireless sharing network. Users of all Amazon smart devices will be automatically enrolled, without consent, unless they opt out by disabling the network settings. Amazon Sidewalk will connect all Amazon devices, such as Alexa, Echo speakers and Ring security cameras — including tile trackers, Ring spotlight and floodlight cameras, smart lights and smart locks — to a local “mesh ...Read More
once again spied on American citizens without court-ordered FISA warrants. The FBI
went around the FISA court and looked through NSA communications in search of ‘far-right domestic extremists’ despite being warned several years earlier it was unconstitutional (Fourth Amendment
violation). Presiding FISA judge James Boasberg
said he discovered “apparent widespread violations of the querying standard.” According to a heavily redacted FISA report dated November 18, 2020 ...Read More