Surveillance by government of its people is, almost without question, something that does happen from time to time; perhaps more often than we think. In this age of mass-shootings and the threat potentials associated with terrorist acts, some would argue it has become a necessity; others would tell us that to believe such a philosophy amounts to “giving in,” and that doing so could constitute an unnecessary forfeit in the battle for our liberties.
But in truth, while the political argument (especially in the United States) is more recent, surveillance has been going on for quite some time. I remember the first time I was shown clumsy apparatus that my friend, Joshua Warren, had recently inherited from a family member who had worked in some official capacity. He appeared on the popular late night radio program Coast to Coast AM discussing the acquisition, which was comprised of a phoney watch that was wired with a lead connecting it to a remarkably bulky wire recorder which, in truth, was probably too large to fit in most breast pockets today. There had been recordings that accompanied the outfit, but due to rust and years that had corroded the wires, they were barely discernible.
- See-through-wall surveillance with WiFi shown at UCL (phys.org)
- Secret surveillance on the rise (sfgate.com)
- NSA Whistle Blowers Warn that the US Government Can Use Surveillance to ‘See Into Your Life’ (zionistoutrage.com)
- Former NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake: Govt Violated Constitution with Post911 Surveillance Program (lissakr11humanelife.wordpress.com)
- Clinton Wants more Powerful Drone Surveillance Technology to Find Kony (12160.info)