June 23, 2016
The government and military are becoming increasingly brazen in their efforts to monitor and track all citizens at all times, and are admittedly exploring new invasive techniques for doing so – such as placing GPS microchip implants in humans.
In the name of national security, the powers that be have created an intricate and vast surveillance network that violates the privacy of all citizens, and have been so successful at it that they no longer bother to hide the fact that they want to invade our lives even further.
Among the latest schemes under consideration are the use of biomedical devices, smart appliances and even children’s toys as part of a “signals intelligence bonanza” available to the NSA or anyone else “authorized” to spy on us – at home or wherever we go.
From The New American:
“Always anxious to expand the size of its surveillance dragnet, the National Security Agency (NSA) is exploring the possibility of seizing data from Internet-connected biomedical devices such as pacemakers, Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director said at a June 10 convention in Washington, D.C. ‘We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,’ Ledgett told the attendees of the 2016 Defense One Tech Summit.
“Ledgett referred to the life-saving devices as ‘another tool in the toolbox’ of the snoops. He agreed with a comment saying that the data that could be gathered from the biomedical devices would be a ‘signals intelligence bonanza.'”
Your refrigerator may be spying on you
In a February Senate hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that smart technology and other internet devices could be used for “identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.”
These devices could include “a refrigerator, a washing machine, or a child’s toy,” according to Clapper.
The New American‘s Joe Wolverton points out that, although this type of surveillance violates the spirit of the Fourth Amendment, the government uses what it perceives as a loophole in the amendment’s wording to justify its actions:
“The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that: ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.’
“Of course, the federal government would argue that pacemakers aren’t papers; therefore, they aren’t covered by the Fourth Amendment’s mandates.”
The U.S. Navy wants YOU (to get a microchip implant)!
As if children’s toys and pacemakers weren’t enough, the U.S. Navy is interested in placing a GPS monitoring microchip implant inside your body, according to a recent article posted by The Sun:
“The US Navy has held meetings to discuss highly controversial technology which could one day allow the government to track the movements of every single citizen in the country, The Sun has learned.
“A number of naval officers visited the home of an American presidential candidate and “transhumanist” called Zoltan Istvan, who believes human beings should be fitted with technology to boost their brain power or enhance physical attributes.
“Istvan said they discussed the possibility of implanting humans with chips fitted with global positioning (GPS) technology.”
U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James Wisecup, who helps develop “revolutionary warfare concepts” for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, wrote in a letter to Istvan that the meeting broadened “our understanding… of the merger of humans and machines”.
“Your personal perspectives were interesting and timely as we begin our research process,” he continued,”You have had a direct impact on our viewpoints for future concepts.”
Not even George Orwell himself could have dreamed this up…