19 Types of Surveillance Continued. 10. The NSA Warrantless Surveillance Programs. Every single electronic communication in the world-phone calls, faxes, emails-is intercepted and recorded by an international surveillance network run by the NSA and other large international intelligence agencies. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting back, and they have 3 former NSA employees on their side. A motion was filed confirming that the NSA has the capability to seize and store electronic communications passing through its US intercept centers, such as the “secret room” at the AT&T facility in San Francisco first disclosed by technician Mark Klein in 2006. “Neither the Constitution nor federal law allows the government to collect massive amounts of communications and data of innocent Americans and fish around in it in case it might find something interesting”(Snyder)….. 11. Pre-Crime Surveillance Technology. This is no longer science fiction. A company known as BRS labs has developed “pre-crime surveillance cameras” that they claim can identify potential terrorists and criminals even before they strike. Dozens of these cameras are being put up all over San Francisco. BRS labs will also be putting them up in subways, buses and trams. The cameras will track up to 150 people at a time in real time and will gradually build up a ‘memory’ of suspicious behavior to work out what behavior is suspicious…sounds like a scam to me………………………………. 12. Mobile Backscatter Vans. Law enforcement authorities all over the country will soon be driving around in unmarked vans looking inside your cars and inside your clothes using the same backscatter technology currently being used by the TSA at US airports. Called a pornoscannerwagon, the van has a “mighty isotope cannon.” But Joe Reiss, vice-president of sales of the company which makes this horror, says, “I’m hard pressed to see what the concern or objection could be.”…………………………………… 13. Automated License Plate Readers. License plates are tracked when the vehicle enters Washington, DC and continually tracked until the vehicle leaves DC. But the program has expanded to other cities and in DC itself. Now police agencies store the information from the license in DC and other cities. DC has more than one plate reader per square mile, the highest concentration in the nation. The suburbs have dozens of cameras, as well……………………………………….. 14. Data Mining. There are many large corporations making a ton of money finding every last morsel of information about you. It’s called “data mining.” Acxiom is one of the largest data mining companies. It has collected data on 190 million people in the US alone. This company falls into a category called database marketing. It started as Demographics, Inc., using phone books to amass information on voters.

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