SURVEILLANCE

Spy Pigeons Circle the World

Back in the 1960's, the CIA experimented with "Acoustic Kitty," a cat wired up to record conversations. Last year, Chinese scientists reported having implanted electrodes in a pigeon’s brain "so they can command it to fly right or left or up or down." Darpa has performed similar experiments with sharks...

http://www.wariscrime.com/2008/10/26/news/spy-pigeons-circle-the-world/

Confessions of a Conspiracy Theorist

If the details of Operation Mockingbird became widely known, no one would read or watch any news from the mainstream media anymore, and their effort to control public opinion would fail.

http://www.wariscrime.com/2008/10/24/news/confessions-of-a-conspiracy-th...

Pentagon Wants Packs Of Robots To Detect “Non-cooperative Humans”

The Pentagon has put out a request to contractors to develop teams of robots that can search for, detect and track “non-cooperative” humans in “pursuit/evasion scenarios”.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-wants-packs-of-robots-to-detect-non...

Every PC in the World Spies for China

And now the Manchurian microchip

Robert Eringer

October 18, 2008 7:13 AM

The geniuses at Homeland Security who brought you hare-brained procedures at airports (which inconvenience travelers without snagging terrorists) have decreed that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This means The Investigator -- at the risk of compromising national insecurities -- would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) -- and it is hugely significant.

DARPA building search engine for video surveillance footage

The government agency that birthed the Internet is developing a sophisticated search engine for video, and when complete will allow intelligence analysts to sift through live footage from spy drones, as well as thousands of hours worth of archived recordings, in order to spot a variety of selected events or behaviors.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081021-darpa-building-search-engi...

Interpol Details Plans For Global Biometric Facial Scan Database

Global security authorities are to push for a huge biometric facial scan database of international travelers so they can cross-check everyone against a database of terror suspects, international criminals and fugitives.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/interpol-details-plans-for-global-biometric-...

(UK) New law to allow police to collect DNA in secret from teacups

MI5 and the police may be allowed to secretly collect genetic samples from items such as cigarette butts and teacups under new laws that could massively expand the national DNA database.

The powers would allow investigators to break in to suspects’ homes to collect DNA which could then be shared with foreign governments to check for links to crime and terrorism.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1078821/New-law-allow-police-col...

Spying on Activists Discussed at Forum

The 53 men and women wrongly classified by the Maryland State Police as terrorists include two Catholic nuns, a Democratic candidate for Congress, a man who campaigns against military recruiting at high schools and one person who has never set foot in the state

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/11/AR200810...

Government unveils 'Big Brother' plan: Now they want to snoop on every phone call, email and text message

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has unveiled plans for a massive expansion of 'Big Brother' state surveillance, covering every phonecall, e-mail, text message and internet visit in Britain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1077788/Government-unveils-Big-B...

Security Services Want Personal Data From Sites Like Facebook (UK)

'The government is drawing up plans to give the police and security and intelligence agencies new powers to access personal data held by internet services, including social network sites such as Facebook and Bebo and gaming networks.'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/oct/15/terrorism-security

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