Evil Use of Computers

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by luv2bsecure, Aug 17, 2002.

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  1. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    As much as we love computers, who would have dreamed the Orwellian science fiction of computers "reading minds" would actually come true? And used by the United States against its own people? Read this incredible story of privacy invasion at its most unbelievable here:

    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20020817-704732.htm

    Someone wake me up -- this IS still the United States where one is innocent until proven guilty? Read the above and you'll probably agree a "department of pre-crime" like in the movie with Tom Cruise is right around the corner.

    Computing purposes at its worst!

    WHAT is happening in this countryo_Oo_O?

    John
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  2. controler

    controler Guest

    There is no law yet against wearing tinfoil hats with a grounding strap on is there? All radio waves will be grounded , thereofre rendering their monitoring devices usless. ***wink***
    These hats may be tailored to ones personality LOL
     
  3. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    This system will only work in conjunction with bio-planes. The biological plane has added advantages in that when it's retired from service, the operating airline can recyclie it into sausages and bacon rashers.
     
  4. Danger! Danger! Will Robinson! :D

    Remember, 'Echelon' was considered a tinfoil hat conspiracy back in the 90's. That's why all you Europeans have been advised to encrypt all your correspondenses, right? ;) Sadly, all(?) people I've spoken to here in the US are still as unaware now as they were when I told them about it then let alone how it has or is used.

    So don't be so quick to ridicule what this fella John has posted. A more sinister (demonic) use for computers is already in the beta testing stage: the implanting of microchips under the skin of a human beings (children and the elderly) which are then tracked by GPS satellites. Oh, yea, stealthly marketed as being for 'medical' purposes and 'child safety' (and surveillance of political affilia-- >oops!< more tinfoil hat stuff!!!

    http://www.digitalangel.net/works_demo.asp
     
  5. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    The Wander Alert was developed for use in Senior Citizen Personal Care Homes. They wear a bracelet and if they try to leave unattended an alarm goes off to alert the Staff. It's a great idea for Alhzeimer patients but to use it so invasively on regular people would be a real crime.

    Ever seen this pattern before? A new technology or technique is found and like toddlers they explore every possible use of their new toys without regard for the consequences? Here we go again!

    If they install this stuff at airports I'll never fly again! Do they realize that this could severely impact on airline revenues? Aren't airlines having enough trouble staying in business?

    The best we can do is stay vigilant and protest anything which we deem to be a threat to our well-being, freedom and safety!
     
  6. http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=9061

    PRESS RELEASE
    Date Released: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
    NASA HQ

    NASA Rejects Claims it Plans Mind Reading Capability
    NASA managers today said published media reports suggesting the agency plans to read the minds of potential terrorists go too far and ignore the facts and science behind the research.

    The articles were based on a NASA presentation, which served as talking points for a meeting with Northwest Airlines in December 2001. The presentation was in response to the call from the Federal Government for all agencies to look inward and find what could be done to help in the war on terrorism.

    "NASA does not have the capability to read minds, nor are we suggesting that would be done," said Robert Pearce, Director, NASA's Strategy and Analysis Division in the Office of Aerospace Technology in Washington. "Our scientists were asked to think outside the box with regards to ideas that could aid the nation in the war on terrorism and that's what they are doing. We have not approved any research in this area and because of the sensitivity of such research, we will seek independent review before we do."

    The information contained in the presentation identified research and development challenges that NASA is currently aware of in the information technology arena, and the agency offered some limited thoughts and proposed possible solutions in this field. Some of the ideas will take several years of effort to establish, if there is a practical application.
     
  7. Family Gets Computer Chips Implanted for Medical Information

    Friday, May 10, 2002

    BOCA RATON, Fla. "A Florida family on Friday became the first to be implanted with computer chips that researchers hope will someday become an easy way to provide emergency room staffers with patients' medical information.

    Jeff and Leslie Jacobs, along with their 14-year-old son, Derek, had the tiny chips implanted in their arms. Each chip is about the size of a grain of rice, and insertion takes about a minute under local anesthesia.

    The chips, called the VeriChip, were designed by Palm Beach- based Applied Digital Solutions Inc. They are similar to chips implanted in pets to identify them if they are lost."

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    "The chips used by the Jacobs family contain only telephone numbers and information about previous medications. The data can be read by a hand-held computer and printed out.

    The Food and Drug Administration said in April that it would not regulate the implant as long as it contains no medical data. Company officials said they were free to proceed because the implant contains identification numbers that correspond to personal medical information in a separate database.

    The FDA did not consider the implant to be a medical device, company officials said. An FDA spokeswoman in Miami did not immediately return a phone call. The FDA had said regulation would be needed if medical records were stored to guard against storage of outdated records.

    Company officials hope to eventually include more extensive information... "

    www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52430,00.html

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