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Australia Becomes First Country To Begin Microchipping Its Population.

Posted in Surveillance, Technology with tags , , on March 5, 2017 by realizethelies

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In 2010, CBS news reported that the Australian government had a potential RFID microchipping plan in the works related to the health care system.
Now, it seems that this plan is beginning to unfold but the push is not a result of mandated health care reforms, but rather a clever propaganda campaign that equates RFID microchipping with becoming superhuman, and people are begging for it.

Under the headline ‘Australians embracing super-human microchip technology’, Australia’s premier media outlet News Corp Australia reported:

It may sound like sci-fi, but hundreds of Australians are turning themselves into super-humans who can unlock doors, turn on lights and log into computers with a wave of the hand.

Shanti Korporaal, from Sydney, is at the centre of the phenomenon after having two implants inserted under her skin.

Now she can get into work and her car without carrying a card or keys, and says her ultimate goal is to completely do away with her wallet and cards.

She told news.com.au:

“You could set up your life so you never have to worry about any password or PINs it’s the same technology as Paypass, so I’m hoping you’ll be able to pay for things with it. With Opal you get a unique identification number that could be programmed into the chip. Any door with a swipe card … it could open your computer, photocopier. Loyalty cards for shops are just another thing for your wallet”.

In fact, the 27-year-old has noticed a business opportunity and set up a distribution service called Chip My Life with her husband, Skeeve Stevens where for just $80 to $140, people can become so called “super humans.”

The microchips, which are the size of a grain of rice, can act like a business card and transfer contact details to smartphones, and hold complex medical data.

As you can see, the push for RFID microchipping and assimilating the human population with robots and technology, is something that will most likely be sold to the public as helping them to become “super human,” but clearly if you become part machine/computer, that means there will be someone who can control that technology. If you think the elites wouldn’t capitalize on such an exceptional opportunity to control the population you obviously don’t know history very well.

Via Global Research

Building The Technocratic Panopticon

Posted in C.I.A., DARPA, F.B.I., Mind Control, N.S.A., News, Police State, Social Engineering, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2017 by realizethelies

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The capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. As I have already noted, it will soon be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date, complete files, containing even most personal information about the health or personal behavior of the citizen, in addition to more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities

-Zbignew Brzezinski 1968

The above qoute as pronounced by Brzezinski over 40 years ago, Almost perfectly describes the current technotronic era that the world has shifted into. Was it a warning?, An inside insight? Who knows, but the reality is that what has been talked about by those seeking to increase centralized( Sociological and Psychological) authority, primarily through technological means is here and now.

The concept of the Panopticon as envisioned by Jeremy Bentham some 200 years ago, was a material failure in it’s time. But it’s spirit has lived on and has been integrated into what we could now call a a global (Technological) Panopticon.

Manipulation and control of the Masses is achieved through various means,some too vast to discuss in this article.But the main goal here is to illustrate the technological framework of a global surveillance system that is incrementally being implemented. If that sounds too crazy for you turn back now.

To begin with Current events, one aspect of the creeping surveillance state is Social Media monitoring. Prior to this week’s high profile Ft lauderdale Airport shooting, In December The DHS began implementing ( “optional”) monitoring of Foreign travelers social media accounts. Of course the primary pretext of Public safety and Anti-terrorism is implied here.
So with these continued events where the perpetrators were being monitored by the F.B.I., N.S.A. etc. How long will it be until it is required of ALL citizens to submit their social media activity to the Federal government,so that they can be satisfied that you are not a public threat, and that you’re sanctioned to travel?

If invasive physical searches,Violation of privacy and Secret government watch lists of citizens aren’t enough to “protect” public safety,of course the next incremental measure will be Biometric behavior based scanning A.K.A Mind reading Machines. Feel safe yet? Knowing that you’re a test subject in a massive surveillance project?

Pre-crime Reality, Locking down the System

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Pre-crime” another fictional concept,that is now mirrored into reality was first introduced in Phillip K Dick’s short story The Minority Report. As dystopic and and Sci-fi as this may sound, it’s a concept that is becoming a reality. In fact many police departments across the nation have implemented software and technologies that have adopted the concept of predictive policing,tracking the habits of a selected population in order to prevent further crime. Further studies have been conducted by Government affiliated analyst’s such as the Rand Corporation,and Stanford Research institute.
According to a Stanford research paper,this has gone far beyond conceptual and is currently on pace to be in use in a majority of American cities by 2030. Again this is no longer a fictional nor conceptual,it has advanced into an operational reality.

With this predictive policing model,Social Media again pops up as a big component of data mining the public. AI already scans and analyzes Twitter and other social media platforms to identify individuals prone to radicalization,
despite the well intention of such prevention it continues to expand to the rest of the public dramaticaly. As the report noted:

“Law enforcement agencies are increasingly interested in trying to detect plans for disruptive events from social media, and also to monitor activity at large gatherings of people to analyze security,” “There is significant work on crowd simulations to determine how crowds can be controlled.
” At the same time, legitimate concerns have been raised about the potential for law enforcement agencies to overreach and use such tools to violate people’s privacy.”

With the continuing advent of Computing,Artificial intelligence,and the “Internet of Things” (IOT) almost everything in the world (especially people) has become trackable,tracable and to a certain extent predictable. There is a long term plan in place to continue to use predictive models and tracking. The D.O.D being one of the biggest proponents has published a long term study entitled Defense 2045. As explained in Defense 2045:

The rise of the IOT and Big Data has profound implications for the defense community and society in general. Nearly every sector of the economy will be impacted: from Healthcare,to manufacturing to transportation- and especially finance and information technology. Two of the major outgrowths of Big Data are better abilities to track (people,,things,behavior and so on) and Predict (Defense 2045,page 35)

Mind Reading The Masses, No longer Sci-Fi

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For the Technocratic elite,nothing is left to chance. Advanced planning using Artificial intelligence and Analytic science is currently taking place. Through decades of information gathering (NSA spying primarily) the expected action/reaction of the public is gauged and predicted. Currently The C.I.A. claims that through it’s A.I quantum computing it can predict any social uprising 3-5 days in advance. Yet they can’t predict a terrorist attack or Mass shooting/Financial crisis, that will be used to justify even more erosion of personal freedom’s? Think about that for a minute.

The mad scientists at DARPA are another major contributor to building the Surveillance state framework. When they’re not perfecting way’s to autonomously kill or track down any of the D.O.D’s randomly selected enemies, They too are involved with mind reading the public and predicting their intended actions.

There’s a popular saying that if you aren’t paranoid, Then you aren’t paying attention. It’s not the intent of the article to make you paranoid, but aware of the facts of how these technologies are being used against you. In a world were everything is chipped and tracked the best recourse is to continue to research, identify and expose the plans of those who use these technologies to seize the freedoms of the public.

HR 4919: House bill passed that opens the door to Human Tracking

Posted in News, Police State, Social Engineering, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , on December 13, 2016 by realizethelies

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The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill that critics say could open a Pandora’s Box to government tracking of Americans. H.R. 4919, which passed 346 to 66 in the lower chamber, also known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, mandates the U.S. attorney general award grants to law enforcement officials so that those agencies can create, establish and operate “locative tracking technology programs.”

The programs mission would be to find “individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, or children with developmental disabilities, such as autism, who have wandered from safe environments.”

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, said the good intentions of the bill could be broadly interpreted.

While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem exists for people with Alzheimer’s, autism and other mental health issues, so the fix, we are told, is to have the Department of Justice, start a tracking program so we can use some device or method to track these individuals 24/7,” Gohmert said in his floor speech.

Gohmert explained, “It is absolutely staggering that the Republican majorities in the House and Senate could be so blind to government overreach that they would allow a federal tracking program, not for criminals in the U.S., not for terrorists, not for illegal immigrants or even immigrants who commit crimes, but for people with ‘developmental disabilities’ a term that is subject to wide misinterpretation.

Original Article Here

Boston P.D. Joining the Trend of Internet Surveillance Tech

Posted in News, Police State, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , on December 13, 2016 by realizethelies

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A whole host of reasons are being given to justify the increased surveillance and data mining of social media and the wider Internet itself: terrorism, suicide prevention, pre-crime detection of violence and other illegal acts, and even teenage alcohol abuse.This is being done at the federal level most egregiously with a recent ruling that the feds have now been given the green light to hack millions of private devices with only a single warrant.

This extends also to the smaller state/local level. Where many local police departments are willing to treat their their citizens as guilty until proven innocent. One of the key tools of this spreading surveillance state has been social media and Internet monitoring software. Many police departments and the federal government have taken the position that what can be found on social media is information from participants released willingly into the public domain, so it’s fair game for analysis.

An announcement from the Boston PD demonstrates that they appear willing to go to a whole new level of monitoring, which goes far beyond social media and would include just about anything that appears on the Web. The Boston Globe recently reported on the capabilities of this new software that will cost taxpayers $1.4 million for the privilege of having their free speech subjected to scrutiny and their civil liberties undermined

The software would be able to search blogs, websites, chat rooms, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. It would provide law enforcement officials with an address of where the content was posted and allow police to create a “geo-fence” that would send alerts when new posts are made within an area that meets specified search criteria.

In addition to the troubling concept of having Big Brother looking over the shoulder of anyone typing anything anywhere on the Internet is the stated desire to establish connections between users, opening people up to guilt by association.

The Boston PD is currently in the solicitation phase of seeking this technology and has set December 5th as the date to choose a supplier. It would behoove anyone living in Boston who has concerns about the threat to their privacy and right to assembly to immediately express your demands to the Boston PD in the hope that they will pull this program before it is implemented.

Original Article Here

Minority Report” Technology To Become Reality By 2020

Posted in News, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , , on November 27, 2016 by realizethelies

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According to a new report by Juniper Research, the largely “point and click” style computer and Internet interactions with which humans have become so familiar are going to enter a paradigm shift in the coming years.
By the beginning of the next decade, humans will largely interface with online (and offline) electronics via physical actions and gestures reminiscent of the 2002 science fiction film, Minority Report.

Juniper Research asserts that by 2020, “There will be as many as 492 million motion and gesture-tracking devices.” This incredible 280% increase suggests “gesture and motion control will become vital for certain forms of human-computer interaction in the coming years.”

In Minority Report, which is based on a 1956 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. Police Chief John Anderton’s PreCrime division sources future info from specially harvested humans. These so called “PreCogs” possess extrasensory perception,which they use to feed into a computerized “pre -crime” database.
In the film the protagonist accesses a vast gesture based user interface,not much unlike the developing gesture based camera’s and V.R. systems of today.

According to Juniper’s new Gesture, Motion & Haptics interface research, in only a few years most Web users will be handling information this way. Interestingly, traditional devices, like PCs and even smartphones, are not expected to adopt gesture and motion control with anywhere near the same frequency.
The innovation expected to spearhead the change is virtual reality. Virtual reality headsets and wearables such as smart watches and glasses are uniquely suited to integrate motion and gesture tracking.

The precognitive policing of Minority Report could become reality, too. The technology of 2020 probably won’t include ‘PreCogs’ floating in water and generating dream-visions of the next murder, but there are some analysts who think nation-states will wield complex predictive crime programs in the near future. And some manifestations of this technology exist now. But will these nascent technologies mature to be full-blown PreCrime divisions?

Original Story Here

Half of Americans’ Photos Are Now Stored In Facial Recognition Databases

Posted in News, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , on November 25, 2016 by realizethelies

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According to a report by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, half of Americans now have photos of themselves stored in facial recognition databases. The vast majority of these citizens are not suspects in crimes, nor do they have criminal records.
Over 117 million adults are stored in facial recognition databases, and any of their photos can be used at any time in a “virtual lineup,” where they can be picked out by law enforcement as potential suspects.

According to the ACLU, many police departments use photos from Facebook, photos from protests, and even videos of average people walking down the street taken from cameras posted up around urban centers. It was even indicated in the report that drivers license photos are used to populate these databases, meaning that almost anyone could be a potential suspect in one of these lineups.

The report’s findings suggest that the technology may be violating the rights of millions of Americans and is disproportionately affecting communities of color, advocates said.
Neema Singh Guliani, ACLU’s legislative counsel, pointed out that government agencies have free rein to do whatever they want with this technology, and that they offer absolutely no transparency.

One of the most disturbing aspects of the recent report is the fact that these facial recognition databases have become “overwhelmingly made up of non-criminal entries.” This can get extremely dangerous because this technology is far from perfect and, in fact, mistakes are made all of the time.

Even the FBI admits that one out of every seven searches of its facial recognition database are incorrect, meaning that innocent people are singled out on a regular basis. However, independent investigation revealed that the number was far higher, with close to 90% of those identified by facial recognition technology being innocent people.

Via: Activist post

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Deep State: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

Posted in C.I.A., Deep State, N.S.A., News, Police State, Shadow Government, Surveillance on November 3, 2016 by realizethelies

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By John W. Whitehead

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state
The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”

— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law. Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry. No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation.

It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

These are the key Elements that drive the shadow government.This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day:

USA Patriot Act, NDAA.
America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

Domestic surveillance.
No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior.
Full-body scanners at airports which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Global spying:
The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

A Militarized police state.
Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones.
America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

Endless Wars

America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on. The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

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