Nice Incredibly Tall Tale

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Rickster, May 9, 2002.

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  1. Rickster

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    Grab your coffee…here's a nice tall (far fetched) story for you. Thirteen years ago in attendance with some former intelligence officers (not a former spook - lets just say "instructor")  the subject of our beloved NSA came up.  According to this source, in cooperation with Oracle - research was being conducted on chips that could (A) read data and transmit RF signal - or (B) compress data into a smooth RF signal - wasn't sure which. The chip would be indistinguishable from normal ones - except through electron microscope if stripped naked, where you would find a partial, but parallel architecture.  And something else involving split ports (two ports in one).  

    Data, turned RF, travels in a ultra narrow frequency in what is described as imperceptible background RF radiation all electronic equipment emit.  To detect it, you would have to have frequency scanners and filters on a scale of what SETI uses to scan faint signals through the background radiation noise of the universe.  However, no problem for the crunch-boxes on a scale under development for Echelon at the time.  Once injected into the manufacturing supply chain - without their knowledge, future computers and possibly other communication components could be selectively - or technology permitting - collectively monitored.  There would be no defense against it.  The public and even system manufactures would never know.  I'd say he had one too many martini's.   Until I got back into computers and security - that goofy story only recently popped back.

    Haven't brushed up on physics - anyone know if there's a basis for that theory?   He said if true, the NSA would not disclose it to FBI, military, or any other agency - presumably because they'd be monitored too.  Either way I now have the basis for my novel - George Orwell…Moooove Over!  And by the size of this post - I see I already wrote one.  If I write this book and suddenly vanish - you guys know what to do, right?   Later, Rickster     P.S. >  Wait a minute…now that I think about it - no one ever heard from that guy again.
     
  2. Checkout

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    Ding ding ding DING!  Intel Outside!   :cool:
     
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    i am POSITIVE i didn't understand all that!!
    But suddenly the idea of a wireless router seems to have slipped off my Christmas list!
     
  4. Rickster

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    Not wireless per se, just an undetectable frequency that travels with or parallel through the wires with an exact copy of your data. Like having a radio set inside your radio set - or the "snow" you see between TV channels.  All electric devices emit RF (radio frequency) signals, like your refrigerator, motor in your vacumn cleaner - and your PC when it's running -  We link because we are on the same frequency within a given bandwidth - but couldn't if one of our machines was communicating on something that is indisinguishable from the normal background radiation associated with electronics.  Turn your TV to an untuned station - that snow you see is the background radiation all around us originating from the Big Bang origin of the universe - the signal would be within that (so undetectable).  Now just switch your thinking from a TV to a computer.  All those electrons steaming downline emit inpercetable "noise".   Me thinks.  Your not alone - this concept gives me a headache just thinking about it.  See ya Later, Rickster
     
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