FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

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  1. Justintime123

    Justintime123 Registered Member

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    FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
    By JACK GILLUM, EILEEN SULLIVAN and ERIC TUCKER
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned....

    ...The planes are equipped with technology that can capture video of unrelated criminal activity on the ground that could be handed over to prosecutions. One of the planes, photographed in flight last week by the AP in northern Virginia, bristled with unusual antennas under its fuselage and a camera on its left side.

    Some of the aircraft can also be equipped with technology that can identify thousands of people below through the cellphones they carry, even if they're not making a call or in public. Officials said that practice, which mimics cell towers and gets phones to reveal basic subscriber information, is used in only limited situations...

    -This is plain creepy
     
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  2. badsector

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    this and biometrics that alot of tech giants are pushing lately... who needs a phone when they can just scan your face... lol... were doomed...
     
  3. RockLobster

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    I think this obsession with crime prevention and anti terrorism is a front for putting in place measures to respond to an event that has not happened yet but they know will happen because it is unavoidable and will be triggered by an economic meltdown when the US economy, which cannot possibly be sustained, finally collapses in on itself.
     
  4. mirimir

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    Yes, income and wealth distribution in US are skewing more and faster. While this is wonderful for those at the high end, those at the bottom are not so happy. In The Peripheral, Gibson called it the "Jackpot".
     
  5. mirimir

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    http://www.wired.com/2015/06/fbi-not-alone-in-operating-secret-spycraft/?mbid=nl_060515

    :eek:
     
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