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DARPA Set to Drop Computer "F-Bombs" to Spy on Public

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 01:17 PM

It's bad enough that drones have been welcomed by Congress into American skies, as well as already being used around the planet to conduct surveillance and bomb select countries from remote locations.

The latest proposed addition to the drone spy program is even creepier: disposable computers with software programs funded by DARPA to be dropped as self-destructing "bombs."

Despite its name, O’Connor says the F-BOMB is designed to be a platform for all sorts of applications on its Linux operating system. Outfit it with temperature or humidity sensors, for instance, and it can be used for meteorological research or other innocent data-collecting. But install some Wifi-cracking software or add a $15 GPS module, and it can snoop on data networks or track a target’s location, O’Connor adds. As is often the case with these kinds of hacker projects, he says the devices are only intended for penetration testing–finding security flaws in clients’ networks in order to fix them–and wouldn’t comment on what DARPA might do with the technology (Source)

No comment on what they might do but they have the capabilities to do all the following....

However, this rings false (or profoundly naive), as O'Connor also has received his funding from the very organization that is at the forefront of using taxpayer money to eradicate privacy around the world, including that of American citizens. As a result, the government already can:

Hack your personal information (source)
Monitor your private phone calls (source)
Read your private e-mails (source)
Spoof cell phone towers (source)
Break down firewalls (source)
Jam cellular frequencies causing denial of service (source)
Disrupt and manipulate Wi-Fi signals (source)
Track your every move (source)

I don't know about you guys but is it correct to say we live in a free country? As it's pretty obvious these days that there is no more privacy, anything they want to see or know at anytime they can and it's already been in place in other forms of public monitoring for a while now. How may freedoms can be stripped away until we can no longer call this country a free America? They name it 'F-Bomb' so I take it they are F-bomibing the people of America as this is being used in America. How do you feel about getting F-Bombed?

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Digging the name "Malice Afterthought"

I hope those men do come late at night with guns and help him understand the world he helps create.

EDIT: Darpa this is not.
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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 02:09 PM
Very interesting, found out those pogo boxes are even cheaper at $19.99 at the moment.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 03:15 PM
"They" can already do all that. So what is the actual difference?

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