Life with Big Brother

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    NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras, license plate readers and crime reports


    Domain Awareness System is a joint venture between city and Microsoft. Commissioner Ray Kelly says system is able to access information through live video feeds and allow cops to get reading on radioactive substances

    By Rocco Parascandola And Tina Moore / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 8:50 PM


    The NYPD is starting to look like a flashy, forensic crime TV show thanks to a new super computer system unveiled Wednesday near Wall St.

    The Domain Awareness System designed by the NYPD and Microsoft Corp. uses data from a network of cameras, radiation detectors, license plate readers and crime reports, officials said.

    “We’re not your mom and pop police department anymore,” Mayor Bloomberg crowed. “We are in the next century. We are leading the pack.”

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    Read more: NYPD unveils new $40 million super computer system that uses data from network of cameras, license plate readers and crime reports - NY Daily News
     
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    Eyep..

    Remember when Conservatives were all for "enhanced interrogation", invading Iraq, the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretaps, and "you are with us..or you are with the terrorists"?

    Ah yeah..the good ol' days.

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    Reminded me of an' oldie but goodie...
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    Hey, Big Brother!
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    Big Brother in your back seat?

    8/1/11 By Rick Berman

    In the ideal of today’s self appointed traffic cops, any automobile you’ll purchase will have an in-car alcohol detector to stop you from “drinking and driving” before you get the opportunity. (Despite drunken driving fatalities being at an all time low, i.e., one per every 274,244,948 miles driven, some activists can’t rest until they can get to every last drop).

    To be clear, I’m not talking about or objecting to attempts to stop drunk driving. But in activists’ future world, your car won’t start even if you were drinking below the current level for arrest. Physiological factors and liability concerns dictate that these detection devices will be set well below the current legal limit of .08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) — possibly as low as .02 or .03.

    Today’s nanny-state advocates are pressing Congress to spend another $60 million of your money for additional research into this technology, to stop you from having a glass of wine with dinner before you get behind the wheel.

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    What are the liberal winos going to do, WALK!
     
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    Government monitoring citizens at ‘alarming rates’

    10/2/12

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    The Daily Caller reported:

    Documents obtained by the ACLU through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that under President Obama between 2009 and 2011, warrantless electronic surveillance requests by the Justice Department to spy on phone communications increased 60 percent from 23,535 to 37,616.

    The number of people whose phone calls were subject to such surveillance during that same time period tripled.

    Phone numbers called and received, emails sent and received, and other Internet communications were all monitored by the federal government via “pen register” and “trap and trace devices” — systems that measure the data, not the content, about the communication.

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    Senate Bill to Give NLRB, FCC, OSHA Access To Your Email

    November 20, 2012
    By Daniel Greenfield

    This isn’t the Patriot Act. It’s the Total Government Oversight Act giving civilian department and agencies access to every email account in the country without a warrant. It effectively gives the liberal bureaucracy total control over all private communications without any basis, cause or legal oversight for such action.

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    What this really does is allow liberal regulatory agencies to fish around and routinely violate private communications in the hopes of finding cases to create. Considering the abuses already being practiced by these agencies, even without such power, if this goes through we will be living in a world where the expanding bureaucracy is constantly monitoring everyone’s email accounts all the time.

    Forget the police state, the totalitarian bureaucratic collectivists will have won. 1984 here we come.

    Senate Bill to Give NLRB, FCC, OSHA Access To Your Email


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    22 Fed Agencies May Soon Read YOUR Email

    November 27, 2012
    by Ralph Barker

    In the near future you may be sharing your emails, social media, and other communications with a lot of uninvited people. There are rumblings on Capitol Hill this week about a new bill that would pretty much, if passed, destroy any remaining sense of privacy on the Internet. Big Brother could become your new surfing buddy. Keep your eye on the Senate this Thursday for developments.



    Privacy used to mean something in America. Privacy was something that was zealously protected and cherished. The courts in past decades sided with the people in most cases and understood why one’s privacy must be protected. It is an American principle, an important one. Things have changed and our right to be left alone and private is eroding quickly.



    It’s a basic American assumption that we all should have the right to not have others looking into our private affairs, especially our communications. In today’s world everyone is an open book, like it or not. Privacy has gone the way of the Edsel, Woolworth’s, and the nickel coke. That’s “coke” as in soda by the way.



    Right now as you read this article there are efforts and a Senate bill on Capitol Hill to grant access to your email, Facebook Wall, Tweets, and Google files to government authorities. Want to hear something really scary? They won’t even need a warrant.



    There are over twenty-two federal agencies that may soon gain access to your private life, including the SEC and FCC, if this Senate bill is passed. In some cases Homeland Security or the FBI could get to your email accounts without notifying you or a judge. In the future, you might want to just cc all the federal agencies in your communications and save some taxpayer dollars.



    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy wrote the original bill. That bill has now been rewritten. Political pressure and law enforcement concerns have led to the new changes that could expand government authority and further destroy our right to privacy.



    We still don’t know specifically what is in this bill. We don’t know, if this bill is passed, what it will do to privacy rights. I guess we will have to take Nancy Pelosi’s advice and pass it so we can see what’s in it. I think we all like surprises.



    The monitoring of email accounts has been front-page news for the last few weeks. General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell probably wished they had used carrier pigeons instead of emails. There are also all those White House emails surrounding the Benghazi tragedy that are under investigation. Once Congress obtains all these, they could lead to firings, resignations, convictions, maybe even an impeachment (just dreaming). Who knows?



    Once you push the send button that email is forever out there subject to other eyes reading it and using it. In the future, we must all think harder about what we are saying in our communications. We probably will never know who is watching our correspondence, legally or not. Carelessness on our part could lead to our explaining things to a judge.



    We may need to adapt and come up with some new avenues of communication. We could also resort to outdated systems like smoke signals or drums. It’s hard to trace them. Oh, don’t forget runners and microdots. We might as well make the feds work a little harder.

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    Read more: 22 Fed Agencies May Soon Read YOUR Email – Patriot Update

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