The latest controversial exposé from WikiLeaks will have those of you in the U.S concerned about your civil liberties shuddering with fear.
According to emails that were hacked by Anonymous a new surveillance program called Trapwire is using advanced facial recognition software to monitor the average American and no one seems to know anything about it.
The Russian state owned media network RT said: “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology—and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans.”
Trapwire is said to be the brainchild of Abraxas, a company based in Northern Virginia which is made up primarily of former CIA agents and other security services personnel.
Information about Trapwire and Abraxas is very thin on the ground, but the official story is that it is meant to be a tool to monitor terrorists.
So if you have seen those dark globe-like circular cameras appear in your neighborhood the chances are that they are Trapwire technology. According to the report, these cameras pick up data around the clock, this data is digitally recorded, encrypted and instantly transported to a central database center where it will be aggregated with other intelligence. It will come as no surprise to you that the location of this database center is top secret.
Since being exposed by WikiLeaks the Trapwire story has been a hot topic on Twitter and other social media platforms, as many people fear what a program like this means for their civil liberties.
Other worrying news for U.S citizens is the fact that the Obama administration is in the federal courts this week trying to get the right to imprison Americans under the NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions. They basically want the right to lock anyone up (this goes for non-Americans too) without trial or charge, on the basis of suspicion alone!
The Business Insiders’ David Seaman summed it all up saying: “So we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. I don’t see how that could possibly go wrong. Nope, not at all. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes.”
Seriously scary times if you value your freedom!
WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network (Via Business Insider)