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Surveillance: You're Probably Being Surveilled Right Now

March 10, 2008

AT LEAST SOMEBODY listens to you:

Yesterday another whistleblower stepped forward with troubling charges that at least one major wireless telecommunications giant may have given a Governmental entity access to every communication coming through that company’s infrastructure, including every e-mail, Internet use, document transmission, video, and text message, as well as the ability to listen in on any phone call.

Babak Pasdar, the chief executive officer of a computer security firm whose clients have ranged from multi-national corporations to small organizations, asserts that a major wireless carrier allowed a third party, known only as the “Quantico Circuit,” access to all data communication in it’s network.
[Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan: New Whistleblower (.pdf)]

The Quantico Circuit would be a fucking fantastic movie title.

The British are skipping down the cobblestone toward a total surveillance state, too. [Via: Michael] They may be further along, than US even. At least we think they may be…

This guy wants to kill them with surveillanceness. [More info: Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project] Not that Your Montag would ever have the energy to provide this type of documentation; but my day-to-day life is way to embarrassing for this level of personal transparency. (If only “our” government would be so forthcoming.)

I suppose we’ll all have to get used to the scrutiny soon enough. [Sigh.]

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One Comment
  1. March 10, 2008 2:37 PM

    The Quantico Circuit: like the Parallax View but with fewer twists.
    Meanwhile:
    George Orwell, Big Brother is watching your house [Ed: formatted link.]

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