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New Whistleblower(ex)CIA director David Petraeus We will spy on you though your dishwasher

This is from 2012 just months later he resigned, was it the affair or his inability to keep his mouth shut. Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. “‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,” Petraeus enthused, “particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft.”

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said, “the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately, heading to quantum computing.”

Petraeus allowed that these household spy devices “change our notions of secrecy” and prompt a rethink of “our notions of identity and secrecy.” All of which is true — if convenient for a CIA director. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/?... The launch of the smart appliances http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/whirlpool-launch...



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The 5th episode of Snoden's adventures. Where is Waldo is more entertaining. Ask yourself this, Do any of the Whistle-blowers that have come out have anything important to say? Of course they do. Then why are we not talking endlessly about them?