The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV: Agency director says net-connected gadgets will ‘transform’ surveillance | Mail Online

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  • Devices connected to internet leak information
  • CIA director says these gadgets will ‘transform clandestine tradecraft’
  • Spies could watch thousands via supercomputers
  • People ‘bug’ their own homes with web-connected devices

By ROB WAUGH

When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are.

Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home – the rise of ‘connected’ gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people ‘bug’ their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus.

The CIA claims it will be able to ‘read’ these devices via the internet – and perhaps even via radio waves from outside the home.

A Sony internet TV: The rise of 'connected' devices in the home offers spies a window into people's lives - CIA director David Petraeus says the technologies will 'transform' surveillance

A Sony internet TV: The rise of ‘connected’ devices in the home offers spies a window into people’s lives – CIA director David Petraeus says the technologies will ‘transform’ surveillance

General David Petraeus, former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan, is sworn in as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6, 2011 in the White House

General David Petraeus, former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan, is sworn in as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6, 2011 in the White House

Everything from remote controls to clock radios can now be controlled via apps – and chip company ARM recently unveiled low-powered, cheaper chips which will be used in everything from fridges and ovens to doorbells.

The resultant chorus of ‘connected’ gadgets will be able to be read like a book – and even remote-controlled, according to CIA CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a recent report by Wired’s ‘Danger Room’ blog.

Petraeus says that web-connected gadgets will ‘transform’ the art of spying – allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.

‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,’ said Petraeus.

‘Particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft. Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters –  all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing.’

Petraeus was speaking to a venture capital firm about new technologies which aim to add processors and web connections to previously  ‘dumb’ home appliances such as fridges, ovens and lighting systems.

This week, one of the world’s biggest chip companies, ARM, has unveiled a new processor built to work inside ‘connected’ white goods.

The ARM chips are smaller, lower-powered and far cheaper than previous processors – and designed to add the internet to almost every kind of electrical appliance.

It’s a concept described as the ‘internet of things’.

The murderous computer Hal in 2001: But it seems that the danger of computers isn't villainous artificial intelligence - but the information they 'leak' about us

The murderous computer Hal in 2001: But it seems that the danger of computers isn’t villainous artificial intelligence – but the information they ‘leak’ about us

Futurists think that one day ‘connected’ devices will tell the internet where they are and what they are doing at all times – and will be mapped by computers as precisely as Google Maps charts the physical landscape now.

Privacy groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation have warned of how information such as geolocation data can be misused – but as more and more devices connect, it’s clear that opportunities for surveillance will multiply.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2115871/The-CIA-wants-spy-TV-Agency-director-says-net-connected-gadgets-transform-surveillance.html#ixzz1pI5fltF1

 

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  1. This is fear mongering at it’s highest level. The only good thing that might come from it ~ is that people will turn off their TV, this capacity and brainwashing tool has done it’s maximum damage to us as a nation and society already. Nevermind the future.

    Please remember that most citizens are not doing illegal and nefarious activities like the CIA, the military, the corporations and alphabet agencies are doing. Even the large corporations and banks need tending to and this spying works both ways. It’s never a one-way street and impossible to maintain as expressed here. As they plot against us and take away homes that do not belong to them; this sword of “Eyes” everywhere even if it was true will work against them, first and foremost. Who has the most to lose?

    When was the last time you plotted killing off half the world? Sought ways to start a nuclear war tomorrow? Plotted when to send our drones to kill innocents? Are these activities you’ve been up to lately? No, it’s what they have been up to for the last century. Should we be afraid or should they be very afraid now?

    When did you last sit around plotting putting in new government leaders who have been found corruptible? Do you really think tools such as these will harm you or harm those whose actions are illegal, immoral, and often genocidal? I think the director here, needs to take his great brain-child fetus back to the drawing board unless he wants to be imprisoned for all his planning against decent human beings who are paying his salary. As we can imagine ~ the days when the CIA can run black ops freely causing the destruction of Mother Earth and all who live upon her, have indeed ended. And so it is…

    Many citizens remain unaware of General David Petraeus, former head of the allied forces in Afghanistan, along with all the bucks, of course, he is getting from drug running in foreign countries using our military forces as processors, mules, and transporting agents in the poppy fields ~ the most huge drug running apparatus back into our own military bases all over the world; safe and sound with legal and military protection. While little guys growing pot fill our prisons. The drug capital at present is in Afghanistan ~ this is the real reason the United States is there. Opium that stopped under the Taliban went up by the millions of TONS after we began that illegal war against innocent people.

    Will the real criminals stand up and be accounted for? Yes and soon.

    When everything is known, what will that mean for us? Some need to be taken out of their positions of power over us and this process will be completed it is very much underway now. Watch for arrests of leaders such as this one. Instead of focusing on them having EYES upon you ~ think about YOU having eyes upon them, to an extend that they can no longer plot against you. How about an article on this new equation.

    WE HAVE EYES THAT ARE OPEN EVERYWHERE TOO! The Galactic Federation of Light have the ability to see our thoughts, words and deeds. Our hearts are transparent to them. Imagine. The Company of Heaven is here watching over all of us ~ So who exactly should be worried and afraid? Even those can always have a “change of heart” and cease their harmful activities.

    Every day hundreds of citizens are starting to take notice and we live everywhere on the planet ~ 2 eyes per person X 6 billion. We are these little cells that see everything and we have been sleeping up until now. Now we see and feel our own powers of observation and as witnesses. There is already no place for TPTW to hide where they can’t be found.

    So what if the government sees what meals you put on the table? So what if they see you doing dishes, combing your hair and getting the kids off to school? Chatting on facebook or sharing beautiful or funny images. So what if they see you backed up in traffic or waiting at a gas pump. All Illegal activities, right?!!

    Shoveling snow from your own driveway. Taking your dog for a walk. Who are the criminals here who should live in fear if such technology exists? If it does, more power to US not them. You have nothing to fear, should devices like those plotted here come to be ~ they are still the ones with dark secrets to hide. Not you ~ dear hearts! Let’s get real for one just moment. Put things in proper perspective!

    This would mark the end of their illegal activities using their own hand. Everyone knows, the dark ones are overloaded with these devices and toys more than we are. They have walls of TV watching them back. Double edge sword. When there is no place for anyone to hide ~ this benefits us the most. Doing harm to others is NOT our occupation it’s been their occupation against us. What if it was impossible for those who do dark deeds to flourish in secret as well. There are fully 6 billion more good people to balance this out nicely. Only 1% of humanity is tainted and rotten at the top and these are the ones who need serious tending ~ to ferret out and stop.

    Never underestimate the power we have to do good in the world and spread it around so that it truly makes a difference. Adios General! Thanks for the heads up. It just goes to show you ~ there is no place for you to hide any more! Tomorrow your loaf of bread may be watching… xoxox

  2. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall….Humpty Dumpty had a great FALL…..all the Kings horse’s and all the Kings MEN could’t put Humpty Dumpty together again…..That’s the Cable and there empire falling off the wall of Humanity FOR WE WILL NOT PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. They are beating the drum of WAR ISRAELI AND THE US to attack IRAN…….. There spying days are coming to an END as they are part of the falling off the wall as well. THANK GOD THERE ARE MORE SANE HUMANS THEN INSANE ONE’S .

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