Archive for Pre-Crime

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

ThoughtCrime: Future Possibility, Or Current Reality?

Posted in Alternative Media, F.B.I., Mind Control, N.S.A., News, Social Engineering, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , , on May 17, 2016 by realizethelies

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George Orwell introduced the concept of the “Thought Police” in his dystopian novel 1984. Seeking out those citizens who would dare to commit “Thought Crime” using psychological methods and omnipresent surveillance, to search, find, monitor, and arrest members of society who could potentially challenge authority and the status quo, even if only by thought.

Although 1984 was written as a warning against the abuses of absolute power and complete totalitarianism, In our current reality if you were to pay attention to the current headlines you would think that it is being used almost as an instruction manual for a Technological Slavery State.

With Warantless Surveillance being admitted to by the N.S.A. and F.B.I.. Americans are told that “they have no reasonable expectation of privacy”. A former head of the C.I.A had even come forward to discuss the technologies in development for spying on the everyday activities of American citizens,through their own home appliances.

Sounds crazy right?? Wrong, it’s our documented reality that a growing orwellian nightmare is fast encroaching upon us and our activities. So how much longer till it get’s to the point where the Government will even want to read your mind and police your thoughts? Not Long at all.

Mind Reading Technology On The Way

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“Scientists at the University of California were able to pick up several words that subjects thought using a new mind-reading device. Reseachers at Berkeley, have developed a machine and computer program which converts brain activity into sounds and words.
Speech activates specific neurons as the brain works interpret the sounds as words. Each word activates a slightly different set of neurons.
Now scientists have started to develop an algorithm that can pick up the activity and translate it back into words”.

Sure.. it sounds like a completely benevolent scientific and medical breakthrough,but consider the other side of the coin here. Any technology is only a tool,and that can be used for the betterment of humanity or it’s enslavement.

MALINTENT: Homeland Security Gets Inside Your Head

In Fact the Department of Homeland Security(Still sounds like a Nazi organization to me) is already two steps ahead of you. Because you cant be “free” if you aren’t “safe” from the threats that they created in the first place.

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Homeland Security is now testing the next generation of security screening — a body scanner that can read your mind,” This is no polygraph, Subjects do not get hooked up or strapped down for a careful reading. The machine is “like an X-ray for bad intentions,” with its “series of sensors and imagers that read your body temperature, heart rate and respiration for unconscious tells invisible to the naked eye — signals terrorists and criminals may display in advance of an attack.”

MALINTENT’ has been described as the “brainchild of the cutting-edge Human Factors Division in Homeland Security’s directorate for Science and Technology.” It apparently uses facial scanners and body scanners, referred to as Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST). By reading the expression on one’s face and comparing that expression to other faces on a database, computers can presumably read one’s mood and mental intentions.

Remember..good citizen,this all to keep you safe in the event of another 9-11 type terrorist attack which the Government will do nothing to stop it..again
It has absolutely nothing to do with controlling the movements and now the Minds of the populace. Trust Us!!
Arresting a person for a crime not yet committed, on the basis of perceived intent, amounts to arresting people for thought crimes.

Enter The Electronic Concentration Camp

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According to Harlan Girard Managing Director of the International Committee Opposing Microwave Weapons(ICOMW) The United States Government has already established what he calls an Electronic Concentration Camp System (ECCS).
Essentially, the ECCS is a network of microwave towers and broadcast centers that can virtually imprison any citizen of the United States that the Thought Police wish to target. It’s a people zapping system, used to track, torture and psychologically harass inconvenient people who, for one reason or another, have been placed on the government’s long list of enemies.

To support this claim, Girard has amassed an impressive collection of documents which clearly indicate that the U.S. government has no need of the small surveillance units. The number of peace protestors and politically “inconvenient” people who have suddenly begun to hear voices in their heads strongly suggests that the U.S. government has built and fielded something much bigger, much more powerful, and much more scary: a fully developed and fully operational Electronic Concentration Camp System.

And if you think this man is a lone “conspiracy nut” you are wrong. Hundreds of U.S. citizens have come forward with claims of being targeted individuals with Electronic and Microwave weapon harassment. In fact it has even been successfully argued in a court of law that this activity is ongoing.

Mass Targeting of the Population??

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A former DARPA scientist who held a top security clearance has warned that transmissions from cell phone towers constitute a “terrorist act” against the civilian population. Dr. Paul Batcho holds a PhD from Princeton University, and spent nearly three years working for DARPA at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the field of computational physics.

Batcho has sent numerous letters to federal security agencies, including DARPA and the Department of Homeland Security, claiming that he has identified a “terrorist” threat from cellular towers “in central Florida, and Tampa St Petersburg.”

“I seem to have stumbled across an advanced technology that I would classify as synthetic telepathy,” he wrote in one such missive. “It clearly uses the cellular towers to transmit illegal signals. It sounds unbelievable but it is actual technology being used on civilians of the US. “My basic research does indicate that such technology can exist and dates back to the V2K (P300) mind wave technology of the 1970s. This does appear to be a much more advanced version that allows open communication of human mind to mind bridges.”

So that begs the question..Who Is doing the Targeting? To the general public this would sound like tinfoil hat tripe. But it has been documented that these technologies are patented and being put to use by elements affiliated with the U.S. Government.

It may seem like a far off Sci-Fi fantasy but if you do the research,it’s clear to see that George Orwell’s greatest “Big Brother” nightmare,is gradually becoming a part of our own reality.


Predictive Policing Models Have Already Determined Your “Threat Level”

Posted in News, Police State, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , on April 27, 2016 by realizethelies

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Whether you like it or not, police departments across the country have been accessing a special data base which contains a plethora of personal information on you and the rest of the American population. And much like a ‘credit report,’ these computerized predictive policing models have likely already issued your personal ‘threat level.’

So what started all of this?

These Pre-Crime systems and technologies were first introduced and were fully functional just days after the alleged attacks on the Pentagon and WTC in September of 2001 and have been advancing ever since. To put it in layman’s terms; if you have ever seen any of the Terminator movies — essentially “Skynet” has been activated right here in good old America and has been running now for some 15 years.

In fact, the systems are so advanced that police departments can now literally toggle between license plate, facial, iris, and gate recognition software/camera networks, along with satellite data, StingRay, and drone technologies to track suspects throughout the country in realtime, thus assigning any new active and open case a ‘targeted individual‘ status which also ties into the National Security Agency’s current Domestic Spying.

According to the Washington Post, “The number of local police departments that employ some type of technological surveillance increased from 20 percent in 1997 to more than 90 percent in 2013, according to the latest information from the Bureau of Justice Statistics,” which is alarming to say the least.

Via: IntelliHub

China wants to make Minority Report A Reality

Posted in Police State, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2016 by realizethelies

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(Insert U.S. in the place of China while reading this article, and you wont be far off from how this technology/ Data gathering is being used here against the public as well)

China has a new strategy in fighting crime, ripped from science fiction and hastily pasted at the top of the list of paranoia-inducing concepts. It’s called pre-crime. It goes further than sting operations, counterterrorism, or any other government action to preempt criminal activity ever before.

Like the 2002 film Minority Report, China wants to fight crimes before they happen. They want to know they’ll happen before they’re planned—before the criminal even knows he’s going to be part of them. The Chinese Communist Party “has directed one of the country’s largest state-run defense contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop software to collate data on jobs, hobbies, consumption habits, and other behavior of ordinary citizens to predict terrorist acts before they occur.”

The Chinese government wants to know about everything: every text a person sends, every extra stop they make on the way home. It’s designed for dissidents, but it means that they’ll know every time a smoker buys a pack of cigarettes, how much gas a car owner uses, what time the new mom goes to bed, and what’s in the bachelor’s refrigerator.

Science fiction aside, pre-crime is already somewhat of a reality; data gathering is part of intelligence communities’ and police surveillance efforts and has been for years. A lot of that surveillance has helped nab those responsible for things like child pornography. But whereas it’s been largely surgical here in the U.S., China wants total coverage, which makes crime prevention look a lot different.

Crime prevention is a double-edged sword when it comes to individual rights: The logic that promotes deterrents (like better locks, larger police forces) doesn’t target individual criminals, but rather focuses on protecting people and property from any criminals that might do harm. And again, this sort of thing isn’t going to be used to stop break-ins and muggings, but rather anti-government and anti-stability crimes. This activity isn’t getting a lot of pushback from civil liberties groups, and part of that could be because a lot of people aren’t convinced the government doesn’t already have all of this information.

Original Story: The Daily Beast

The Crime you have not “yet” comitted. Pre-Crime Tech on the rise

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

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Pre-Crime once belonging to the real of Science Fiction, is becoming a very real tool in our current Surveillance society. Althought it may be justified as profiling criminals and not ordinary citizens, the Author of this article seems to be ignorant of the slide towards a Police state here in the U.S.

You might think you’re immune from spying and surveillance, but there is also the fact that any citizen is now liable to become a criminal for even the most minor offenses.
And so now if you survive your encounter with the police,you can still be marked and classified as a future potential threat or repeat criminal.

Computers are getting pretty good at predicting the future. In many cases they do it better than people. That’s why Amazon uses them to figure out what you’re likely to buy, how Netflix knows what you might want to watch, the way meteorologists come up with accurate 10-day forecasts.

Now a team of scientists has demonstrated that a computer can outperform human judges in predicting who will commit a violent crime. In a paper published last month, they described how they built a system that started with people already arrested for domestic violence, then figured out which of them would be most likely to commit the same crime again.

For two decades, police departments have used computers to identify times and places where crimes are more likely to occur, guiding the deployment of officers and detectives. Now they’re going another step: using vast data sets to identify individuals who are criminally inclined. They’re doing this with varying levels of transparency and scientific testing. A system called Beware, for example, is capable of rating citizens of Fresno, California, as posing a high, medium or low level of threat. Press accounts say the system amasses data not only on past crimes but on web searches, property records and social networking posts.

Critics are warning that the new technology had been rushed into use without enough public discussion. One question is precisely how the software works — it’s the manufacturer’s trade secret. Another is whether there’s scientific evidence that such technology works as advertised.

One of the creators of that system, University of Pennsylvania statistician Richard Berk, said he only works with publicly available data on people who have already been arrested. The system isn’t scooping up and crunching data on ordinary citizens, he said, but is making the same forecasts that judges or police officers previously had to make when it came time to decide whether to detain or release a suspect.

Bloomberg Article Here

Are you a threat? Police software scans your social media

Posted in News, Police State, Surveillance, Technology with tags , , on January 17, 2016 by realizethelies

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In our current age what you say, and what is said about you is now more likely than ever to land you in trouble with the law, or disqualify you for employment, promotion, government benefits or other opportunities. Almost gone is the age of personel privacy, and freedom from scrutiny by governmental authorities. While you may not be concerned as to wether or not The N.S.A. is keeping tabs on you. On the smaller micro level, you could soon be subject to technological spying by your local Police Department.

The Washington Post reports:

Perhaps the most controversial and revealing technology is the threat-scoring software Beware. Fresno is one of the first departments in the nation to test the program.

As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.

Exactly how Beware calculates threat scores is something that its maker, Intrado, considers a trade secret, so it is unclear how much weight is given to a misdemeanor, felony or threatening comment on Facebook. However, the program flags issues and provides a report to the user.

Rob Nabarro, a Fresno civil rights lawyer… said the fact that only Intrado — not the police or the public — knows how Beware tallies its scores is disconcerting. He also worries that the system might mistakenly increase someone’s threat level by misinterpreting innocuous activity on social media, like criticizing the police, and trigger a heavier response by officers.

“A police call is something that can be very dangerous for a citizen.”


It now matters if you are labeled by the mental health system with a “condition.” It also matters what you say on Facebook to aloof “friends” – the mere suggestion of wrong-doing counts towards your score as a threat to the system.Not only has your permanent record been kept and used against you, but the informal chatter and “keywords” that fill up the spaces of life previously reserved for leisure and private life is now fair game for law enforcement “threat assessment.”

For some time now, police have followed up on threats of violence posted in comment threads, particular if they threaten violence against a high profile politician or celebrity.But now, they are armed with the “buzz” of background minutia about a person, too – which may or may not legitimately characterize intended criminal and illicit behavior. Guilt by association prevails. Like so many other surveillance technologies, they scan in the background, with little or no presence in the lives of the people it watches.

One thing is certain: this is the near-future world of “Minority Report” has arrived on scene. It is already in its first phase of life, and most of the public still hasn’t imagined its form or capabilities.

The government they fear has dawned upon us, but its face is not the familiar one of the opposing political camp, or the aspiring totalitarian despot. It is a hive army of technological and bureaucratic soldiers, come to eat out our substance and the Declaration of Independence warned in the long-train of abuses.

The whisper campaign at its most dreadful. A world where a random police call could become a Gestapo nightmare. Where thought crimes are bred. Orwell, P.K.D., etc. were right (but what else is new?).

Via IntelliHub

D.H.S. pre-crime expands the Surveillance State

Posted in News, Surveillance, Technology with tags , on October 12, 2015 by realizethelies

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An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public. The latest developments, which reveal efforts to “collect, process, or retain information on” members of “the public,” came to light through an internal DHS document obtained under open-government laws by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. DHS calls its “pre-crime” system Future Attribute Screening Technology, or FAST.

FAST is designed to track and monitor, among other inputs, body movements, voice pitch changes, prosody changes (alterations in the rhythm and intonation of speech), eye movements, body heat changes, and breathing patterns. Occupation and age are also considered. According to a government source blink rate and pupil variation are measured too. The FAST system has the capability to monitor physiological and behavioral cues without contact. That means capturing data like the heart rate and steadiness of gaze of passengers about to board a plane. The cues are then run through algorithms in real-time to compute the probability that an individual is planning to commit a crime.

FAST is currently under testing by DHS and has been described in press reports as a “precrime” program. If implemented, FAST will purportedly rely upon complex statistical algorithms that can aggregate data from multiple databases in an attempt to “predict” future criminal or terrorist acts, most likely through stealth cybersurveillance and covert data monitoring of ordinary citizens.
Documents released by DHS indicate that individuals could be arrested and face other serious consequences based upon statistical algorithms and predictive analytical assessments. Specifically, projected consequences of FAST ‘can range from none to being temporarily detained to deportation, prison, or death.’

Although DHS has publicly suggested that FAST could be used at airport checkpoints–the Transportation Security Administration is part of the department, after all–the government appears to have grander ambitions. One internal DHS document (PDF) also obtained by EPIC through the Freedom of Information Act says a mobile version of FAST “could be used at security checkpoints such as border crossings or at large public events such as sporting events or conventions.”

According to D.H.S. The FAST program is entirely voluntary and does not store any personally-identifiable information (PII) from participants once the experiment is completed. But once deployed in the wider public,how “voluntary” will it really be? will it be as “voluntary” as refusing a pat down, or now a pre-crime scan, thus now making you an immediate suspect,regardless of wether or not you have ill intent.

Via Cnet & Activist Post