Monday, June 7, 2004

Big Brother is watching YOU (using Total Information Awareness)

How Big Brother Is Watching, Listening and Misusing Information About You (By TERESA HAMPTON & DOUG THOMPSON
Jun 8, 2004, 08:19, Capitol Hill Blue
)

You’re on your way to work in the morning and place a call on your wireless phone. As your call is relayed by the wireless tower, it is also relayed by another series of towers to a microwave antenna on top of Mount Weather between Leesburg and Winchester, Virginia and then beamed to another antenna on top of an office building in Arlington where it is recorded on a computer hard drive.

The computer also records you phone digital serial number, which is used to identify you through your wireless company phone bill that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency already has on record as part of your permanent file.

A series of sophisticated computer programs listens to your phone conversation and looks for “keywords