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DHS Looks To Install Microphones In “Urban Areas” That Can Listen to Conversations

“Gunshot detectors” could be used to eavesdrop on street chatter

Paul Joseph Watson
January 21, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to install “gunshot detector” microphones that are capable of listening to conversations throughout “urban areas” of Washington, DC.

According to a Request for Information (RFI) posted on the FedBizOpps website on January 18 (PDF), the DHS, in tandem with the Secret Service, “Is seeking information on commercially available gunshot detection technologies for fixed site surveillance applications. Typical coverage areas are expected to be from 10s to 100s of acres per site, located within urban areas. Due to the secure nature of these sites, a high gunshot detection rate (>95%) is strongly desired while daily, operational monitoring of the system by external parties is undesirable.”

Note that the location of the surveillance system will be in “urban areas,” and will cover hundreds of acres per each unit, meaning the detection technologies are not merely being prepared for sensitive areas around the White House or the Capitol building.


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People will have to improvise and get creative. Look at all the videos up on Youtube, all the art, the creativity. Imagine what use these people's efforts could be put to if they were forced to defend themselves against tyranny, if ppl put in as much time as dhs does, we can overpower them,. Then imagine the opportunity cost that war has in terms of art and literature. Creativity is the ultimate weapon

They are called cell phones.


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Agreed. Microphones outside

Agreed. Microphones outside the homes would be very difficult to use as a source for clean monitoring of actual conversations. I know how difficult it is to get a clean recording even using mics in the same room as the people having a conversation. Mics outside would be impossible. As usual, the paranoia-driven click baiting from Infowars is laughable.

Just because they are ineffective won't stop installation.


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They may actually be

They may actually be effective at triangulating gunfire. Conversations, not so much.

Our government is paranoid and schizophrenic, unable to function

Shut it down.

They have too much time on their hands if all they can think to do is peep in windows, look up skirts and listen to every word of our conversations.


On the other hand, most

On the other hand, most Infowars stories are designed to appeal to paranoiacs. There is an elevated level of distrust in the government, which only makes sense. When it gets into the "aliens" and "magical technologies" arena, I tune it out.

Geez, here I was thinking the government did not care.

This simply means the police state loves us and wants to keep us safe from that evil personal freedom!

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