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Do our TVs "listen in" on our conversations?

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posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 01:49 AM
I read some article on of our TVs having hidden cameras and our TV speakers being two-way, meaning they relay info to the govt. Now, I know phone calls that are being listened to, hidden cameras are everywhere, and cell phones can listen in even if off. Now, I don't see how you can sneak a camera into a TV, but is a TV a bugging device? My TV was bought in 1998, what I'm worried about is watching a conspiracy video on it and having my name blacklisted. So, are 10-year-old TVs bugging devices? Or not?

(MOD EDIT: to correct spelling in thread title)

[edit on 2/2/2008 by benevolent tyrant]

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 02:58 AM
Oh my dang! So that's what that little red led on 2001 19'' akai. No I hit power, it goes off, I hit power again, it comes on. Just kidding truth. But you could hit the prongs with a fluke meter inline to see if it has any voltage draw in off position. I doubt they'd only put that kind of surveillance tech on anything when it was only turned on.
The cell phone thing is just freaky. Cia almost had bin laden a number of times tracking his sat phone. Nothing would surprise me anymore.

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 05:06 AM
reply to post by thetruth777

in a word no.

I repair electronics for a living and there is no technology like this hidden in TVs. there just isnt.

Now i'm not saying it can't be done, but unless you are of real interest to the governemnt and are about to be arrested for some huge crime then it won't be.

as for tapping, yes that gets done, as does our internet records and most other information, its alledgedly the price we pay for a safer civilisation... do i sound sceptical... i think i might.

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 06:10 AM
reply to post by thetruth777

*if* it were true, could you imagine the poor bastard at the other end?
it'd be like switching through 20 million channels, and everyone is showing either neighbours, home and away, dallas, bold and the beautiful and other boring soap opera's.

oh man, theyre arguing again.. click.. eew, these oldies are having sex on a rug infront the tv and open fire.. .click.... sheesh, cant this woman control her damn abusive father, i'd like to give him a smack in the gob or two... click... hmm, left telly on but nobody home.. click...

what a BORING job that would be if it were true!

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by Obliv_au

nice post !!

made me laugh anyway !



posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:58 AM
YES, it is possible and has been available technology for many many years. It has been touted as a mental disease to even think in those terms for years as well (a great cover for them), I once took care of a beautiful Woman who's son was an ex CIA operative. His children both told me that they stear clear of TV because of the ability to be watched and listened to. I believed them. That was many years ago, and technology has grown exponentially since then. Ever wonder why it is becoming so easy to acquire Satellite service? They want you to have satellite service. Also it is apparent that they are centralizing sat communications from 23+ down to ONE global service provider. This is recent implementation and a very scary thought. Ever read Dark4kn1ghts thread? I can see it all coming together nicely, what will come? I do not know but it is not going to be escapable or pleasant. It would be good to have friends in high places when the time comes though...

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 11:59 AM
I personally don't think they need anything that obvious to spy on our every move. They just wouldn't do that because they know people sometimes take things apart to see how they work. You'd find out real fast that there were hidden cameras and crap hiddeb within your TV if you took it apart. Save time and money by not doing so.

Now, are there hidden methods to the madness that we don't know about? Are their certain design patterns within these devices that act as conductors and recievers for certain exotic energy frequencies? Maybe some way to see into a persons home remotely, without any sort of audio or video equipment?

OR maybe they don't need devices of any sort. Maybe they have somebody ELSE taking care of the covert surveilliance detail?

If so, would that mean that they respond to every crime they happen to catch happening? Once again, way too obvious.

It is of my opinion that the people with the means to invade our privacy so covertly aren't of the best moral fiber. So, if somebody is doing a serious crime within the confines of their home, who cares?

Is somebody planning an uprising? That's what they wanna know. "Are we still cool? Who do we have to silence with our many different methods in order for us to maintain order?"

There is something invading the uttermost privacy we have, and that is our minds. How else can you explain the utter apathy you see around you, as atrocities far worse than any that caused the Civil War or the American Revolution are happening every god damn day, and yet nobody is saying or doing ANYthing! I mean, not only do they not care, but they get aggrivated when you DO mention that anything is wrong.

You don't need covert surveillence if you have complete mental complaicency. Be more afraid of apathy than of tiny cameras.

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Also...... they don't even need to spy on your every move. You leave an electronic paper trail a billion lightyears long, and it goes into databanks, and it's used by agencies to create a complete map of the inner workings of your mind. They know whether you are going to do something in defiance of the system before you even do, based on your buying habits, your internet usage, your phone records, your television watching habits, etc.

If this new Violent Radicalization/Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act passes the Senate, those databanks they have will be mighty useful to the Center of Excellency.

It almost feels as though all of those databanks they have locked away somewhere top secret somewhere have been put in place to prepare for the Center of Excellency. That gives them a completely legal alibi, and they of course will lie about where all of their information is coming from, until a point in time where they can just be non-chalant about it, cuz either everyone is too afraid to care or they are too mentally screwed with to notice.

I skewed slightly, but this all heavily relates.

They just don't need, nor do they want, those relatively overt methods of surveilliance and data collection.

I mean, have you seen many super obvious signs that the Information Awareness Agency exists, other than they publicly admitted it once in a press conference?

What exactly do they need another internal shadow intelligence agency for? Data mining. They know what we're up to, but they don't have the legal means in order to openly deal with us yet.

posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 03:16 AM
hello wat are we talking about again

posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 03:18 AM
yer man ur crazy, no offence lol but the government wouldent waste their time on normal people, wouldent waste there money

posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 03:27 AM
about 18 years ago a friend of mine was working on getting the internet into our electrical cords plus other things.

i think it was some kind of multi socket of sorts with an universal plug,

you could get all things from this plug internet , tv, radio and even electricity , kinda neat idea...

only problem back then was that it was a very slow connection , but i guess theyve improved it these days,

seeing as the idea has been around for sometime with an electrical system that goes both ways ( in and out of your house) the idea might be plauseble,

but the real snooping i would say is throu your cellphone or internet these days , unless the tv or radio is something from an old batman flick ...

posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 05:09 AM
reply to post by snoopyuk

maybe this is how the govt always dig up some dirt on someone they dislike, with a camera in your tv or pc monitor?

if youve ever looked on the net for porn then they caught you red handed.. literally

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