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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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New Big Brother Cyber Weapon Turns on Your Computer's Microphone, Takes Screen Shots, Copies Data and Record Communications


wakeup-world.com

With a new National Security Agency data center coming online and capable of capturing, aggregating and analyzing every digital communication in the United States, cellphones and computers having in excess of 99% penetration across the country, and some 30,000 drones being prepared for domestic operations, we can safely say that a total police state surveillance infrastructure is now in place and fully capable of monitoring everything - and we mean EVERYTHING – that you do.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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Surprise, your computer now officially acts as spy equipment for Big Brother! Not only could they tap into your cell phone when it's OFF, but your computer is now just as vulnerable. The "Flame" virus is capable of not only embedding itself onto computer systems without being identified by traditional anti-virus applications, but able to execute total surveillance and monitoring that includes turning on your camera and microphone, copying your data, and recording emails and chat conversations.

I wonder if they can see the middle finger through my webcam right now.

wakeup-world.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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it doesn't matter too much in the short term, this will only last as long,
people of all backgrounds will eventually get pissed and involved, it's inevitable.
these kinds of things unite people, the only problem is their mind control is so powerful it would take a week without television and papers to pull it off.

btw i'm getting an imac on sunday, probably the best computer for such a government virus wouldn't you agree?



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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That has been a capability for a long time. Hackers and the like have been able to do this with phone cameras, webcams, etc for a very long time.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Yeah, I'm kind of glad overbearing government crooks were a little behind on this one. This is (apparently?) an evolution of the Stuxnet worm, built to infiltrate on a national scale.


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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:01 AM
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I have been putting tape and paper over my laptop cam and mic for 2 yrs now.

Guess who isn't so crazy anymore?


Peace



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:02 AM
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I've heard of Flame before, its origins seem to stem from either Israel, the United States, or joint efforts between the two seeing as it was used to attack computers in Iran... oh wow I was right, according to Wikipedia:


On June 19, 2012, The Washington Post published an article that Flame was jointly developed by U.S. National Security Agency, CIA and Israel’s military at least five years ago as part of a classified effort code-named Olympic Games to collect intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iranian nuclear efforts.


Source

I haven't been too worried about this, I've always assumed that the downfall of the intelligence community is actually going to be having too much information to sift through - what is relevant? What is a false lead, or simply made up? How are they supposed to sift through so much data in the first place? It is often easy to hide in plain sight.

Unless you are already a target, I guess.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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No offense, but this is old news.

If they wanted to listen in when my cell phone is "Off", all they'll hear is my snoring as I sleep.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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This is the reason Windows is on 90% of Computers. They should of been labeled a Monopoly a long time ago but the Government only went after Office.

Thank God I dont run Windows/Apple so I dont have to worry about it.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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No offense, but this is old news.


None taken. I did a search and nothing turned up, but I figured somewhat would say something. Just link me to the thread you speak of and I'll happily oblige.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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I finally broke down and bought a fancy smart phone after my flip open phone broke and I had no choice. I went to add some apps and was shocked at some of the permissions you had to accept to download an app. Pin-point GPS postion, permission to write and delete on the sd card, the app being able to take pics or vids of what the camera sees even us the camera is not turned on, the disturbing list of permissions given to download an app are horrible. I was talking to my 65 year old Dad about it and his reply was simple "I survived all these years without crap like that, and I'm doing pretty well. If you're worried about it, don't download it or whatever it's called."
I'm not sure if it's anything to worry about, but the what if's are defiantly there.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:58 AM
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I am not saying that the Government or other entities including companies are not doing this but I am however questioning your source. The Source you linked is another conspiracy type site who got the story from another offbeat news site and their link comes from an article about a lawsuit filed against Aarons furniture rent to own company for using software to snap pictures on rented computers of the renters and their homes.(just follow the links through) So I do question the validity of the report. Now as for the Government doing it? I have always had cardboard taped over my computers "eye" from before I even plugged it in the first time. Prior to that I didn't have one. As for the microphone I have a stretched balloon super glued over it to distort any sound it may pic up. Maybe I'm paranoid but I also don't take certain chances just in case.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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I can't direct you to a thread unfortunately. Just got off of work and I'm beat...but some how cannot go to sleep.


I just know I have have read about it here and other sources as well.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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haha that's great, I believe it too!


I've been putting a folded sticky note over my webcam out of sheer paranoia for the past 2 or 3 years



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 03:27 AM
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Originally posted by DarkKnight21

New Big Brother Cyber Weapon Turns on Your Computer's Microphone, Takes Screen Shots, Copies Data and Record Communications


wakeup-world.com

With a new National Security Agency data center coming online and capable of capturing, aggregating and analyzing every digital communication in the United States, cellphones and computers having in excess of 99% penetration across the country, and some 30,000 drones being prepared for domestic operations, we can safely say that a total police state surveillance infrastructure is now in place and fully capable of monitoring everything - and we mean EVERYTHING – that you do.
(visit the link for the full news article)



I have mentioned something strikingly familiar that happened to me, in another thread about my web cam turning on briefly then switching off on occasions. Somewhere now is a profile of me on some kind of database, so a profit can be made in the use of information against me.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by J34NF1C0
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haha that's great, I believe it too!


I've been putting a folded sticky note over my webcam out of sheer paranoia for the past 2 or 3 years


I could do that but I will not. I have no fear for I am innocent.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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I would say that to have two computers, one for real time communication, switched on and connected to the net only when its used, might be a good idea,at least 'they' might not catch everything. The other PC that is switched on semi perminantly, does not have a mic or webcam



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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I agree with your dad.

If you are worried about being spied on, don't use the service.
Paranoid or not, we've been able to turn on mics, and cams since the late 90's.
If we've been able to since then, and we had very limited funds/tech...
Imagine what an endless supply of money can achieve, because the gov't has just that.

But I have to change the subject for a second to jumpstart some thoughts here.

Since when did the American public believe that this wouldn't happen?
We've been funding our own demise/spy network/police state since we bent over willingly and allowed this gov't to endlessly spend our money (in the form of tax revenue) under the guise of national security. This sort of thing is exactly what happens when the people lose control over the very thing they think they need. These things happen when the public is so distracted, they don't notice the razor-wire fence is built to keep people in.
The last sentence is a metaphor.

So.
With that in mind:

What did you expect?
We all helped build this crazy, out-of-control, corrupt system!
Did you think they would save all that money?
Or spend it on keeping their revenue safe?



PS: We are the revenue.






posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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I don't have a webcam. I do have a mic but it's not plugged in when I'm not using it.

I just thought of something. Obviously you would need an internet connection in order for them to stream the data back to themselves. So when you aren't using your computer just disconnect your internet.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 07:00 AM
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I wonder how long before snooping like this is done at the hardware level, rather than the software level, to stop people blocking it by installing non-m$ operating systems.



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