"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, November 9, 2013

1984 - Over 7,500 drones in U.S. airspace spying on you for Big Brother

Gov't Licensed Big Brother Corporations
  • The Feds will be granting licenses for 7,500 so-called "private" commercial drones to spy on you, record you and store that data forever.  The Feds will tap into that information at will.
  • The 4th Amendment and the Bill of Rights are being abolished. 
  • Like Verizon, AT&T, Google etc. these "private" drone companies will effectively be acting as licensed agents for a centralized 1984 Surveillance Police State and gathering information without search warrants.

The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said that U.S. airspace could be crowded with as many as 7,500 commercial drones within the next five years.

Welcome to the brave new world of licensed private enterprise Big Brother corporations vacuuming up every last atom of data about you and turning it over to a centralized Big Brother Police State.  Search warrants?  Those are so 18th century.

The impending boom has raised concerns among privacy advocates about how and where drones might be used to collect data.

Christopher Calabrese, American Civil Liberties Union legislative counsel, told The Washington Times that while the FAA’s requirement for public disclosure of data and retention policies are needed and welcome, the safeguards do not go far enough reports the Washington Times.

“It’s crucial that as we move forward with drone use, those procedural protections are followed by concrete restrictions on how data from drones can be used and how long it can be stored. Congress must also weigh in on areas outside of the FAA’s authority, such as use by law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, which have the ability to use drones for invasive surveillance that must be kept in check,” Calabrese said.

Legislation has been introduced by Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, California Democrat.

If passed, this legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before using drones to collect surveillance data on U.S. soil. “People are really worried about drone use. You see it in a huge number of state bills and laws, and I think the FAA needs to understand that if they don’t address privacy issues then drones are not going to be a useful technology,” he said. “Privacy can’t be swept under the rug.”

Verizon's New DVR Will Spy On You
Verizon applied for a patent to create a DVR that has cameras and microphones that can see and hear what you're doing and saying, while watching TV. Sounds, actions, food choices, and your ethnicity -- all tracked by the DVR -- will influence what you see in your commercial breaks.
Take a guess how long it will take for the Feds to tap into the Verizon DVR.

Verizon - An Agent for Big Brother.
Verizon already shares your private phone and Internet information with Big Brother without your permission or a search warrant.  Now Verizon will be recording your private conversations in your home.  Take a guess how long it will take for government to tap into those cameras and microphones.
See some of our other stories;
Your TV is spying on you for Big Brother
Black boxes forced on your car by Big Brother
CIA-DHS Build a Massive License-Plate Reader Data Base

“You are a slow learner, Winston."
"How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."

"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

   George Orwell, 1984

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