The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV: Agency director says it will 'transform' surveillanceSubmitted by wardo1234 on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:24
We have now officially entered the world of George Orwell's 1984. After I read that book, I knew the day I heard of the government spying on us through our TV's (and the like) is the day Orwell's prophecy really had come true. I'm sort of speechless as I never thought it would actually happen. Here is the story:
When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are.
Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home - the rise of 'connected' gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people 'bug' their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus.
The CIA claims it will be able to 'read' these devices via the internet - and perhaps even via radio waves from outside the home.