Discussion in 'General Board' started by Pred, Oct 30, 2011.
This is pretty scary stuff too - little portable devices capable of tracking or shutting off phones:
Too far-fetched for fiction.
I wonder if they can come up with anything that stops burglers?
It's surprising how many burglary's happen overnight when home owners don't lock their doors, or leave car keys to their 50k mercs parked on the drive on the window sill! Burglars will go for the easy option always
I know some stories about what goes on on board these planes and what they see.
The planes don't chase cars or burglars and stuff like that. The guy I know who works on board one, can't discuss any technology that is on board it. Even though I was security cleared at the time, way above the basic level of security clearance of most Police or military.
I have seen one in the air and it doesnt' stand out or anything, no missiles, no machine guns attached... :-( I didn't even know what it was at the time. So it's not invisible or anything.
No surprise there. Just a baby version of Echelon. The eavesdropping network that officially never existed but was proven to be true.
Imagine a global spying network that can eavesdrop on every single phone call, fax or e-mail, anywhere on the planet. It sounds like science fiction, but it's true.
A great tool in terrorist chatter but sadly, an even greater tool when it is used for commercial advantage. (no surprise there either!)
Due to a strange anomaly of european tenders being awarded to the USA, the European parliament set up a comission to see if it really existed. It did/does. Sad thing is the UK is a major part of it and denied any knowledge. Even to the sane European parliament we are a member of.
As far as i'm aware, the rediculous thing is its official existence is still denied to this day even though many people involved have spoken out about it.
On a positive note, i've no doubt it has stopped many an attack here in the UK before they could shift into 1st gear and i'm sure it will continue to do. But there is always a dark side as to what else they can be listening to and acting upon.
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