Your clothing iron may be spying on you

http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/china-spying-russia-bugged-clothing-irons?dom=tw&src=SOC

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30 Responses to Your clothing iron may be spying on you

  1. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Wow. That has me steaming. 😉

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    German Lawmakers Say They Will Give Edward Snowden Asylum For His Testimony

    Check out the reporting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8t-NcC7w8&feature=youtu.be

    • Nidster says:

      Germany is playing on both sides of the fence. If they grant asylum to Snowden the cracks not only widen, it could fissure the Western alliance. The ObamaNation is increasingly becoming isolated, as was Venice in the 16th century when most other European nations went to war against them.

      1) China has moved ahead of America as the world’s largest importer of petroleum. So what, you ask? It will ratchet-up the speed at which a collision will occur between BRICSA nations and the Federal Reserve.

      2) The BRICSA nations have completed their own internet backbone and the gateways. They are set to become independent from the spying eyes of the NSA. How long before Germany and Continental Europe is connected while leaving the City of Loudon out in the cold?

      3) In order to avoid the spying eyes of the NSA, the European Parliament voted to suspend US access to SWIFT, the global financial clearing house and its database run by a Belgian company because of concerns that ObamaNation is snooping on the database for financial gain rather than just to combat terrorism.

      While the European Parliament vote is not binding on the individual nation states, it still reflects deep distrust of ObamaNation, its Bankster puppet-master, and its technocratic goons at the NSA. Given the world’s plummeting trust in ObamaNation, the cracks in the (and please excuse the oxymoron) ‘financial solidity’ of the USD, a.k.a. the Federal Reserve Note will widen further than ever before.

      • Art Stone says:

        I hear the drumbeats of war. The Europeans were also going to build their own GPS system to not be dependent on the US military (which has the ability to turn off GPS or fuzzy up the readings for civilian use.

        If you look at the map of the Internet backbone, there is very limited ability for Asia to talk to Europe without going through the US. There are only two fiber cables that I remember – one runs along the old “Silk Road” in some very volatile parts of the world, the other goes around the South of India and up through the Middle East and goes to Paris. Every time there is a flare up in the area, magically the cable is cut.

        I would be shocked if the NSA doesn’t have taps in both cables.

        • Nidster says:

          I would bet the odds are 1,000 to 1 there are taps in, or around, most undersea cables. The newly laid cables are a tempting target, although some nagging thought keeps cropping-up in my mind that a ‘trap’ has also been laid in close proximity to the cables.

    • Art Stone says:

      Snowden would be stupid if he went to Germany – that would expose him to covert attacks and extradiction requests. He has personally little to add to an investigation appearing in person. It’s “a few” legislators, like the Green Party, floating the idea.

      http://www.dw.de/can-germany-call-on-snowden-as-a-witness/a-17186463

  3. Nidster says:

    Let the finger-pointing begin.

    The absurd idea that Obama did not know about the NSA spying on world leaders was pretty much buried under testimony, “During a House Intelligence Committee hearing, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said that the National Security Agency and the CIA cannot tap into any leader’s private communications without permission from the White House.”

    “German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported that NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander had briefed President Obama in 2010 that Merkel’s phone was being tapped. “Obama did not halt the operation but rather let it continue,” the paper said, citing a high-ranking NSA official. ”

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/30/332059/clapper-obama-spying-efforts/

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      It is a good bet that the former Secretary of State was paying attention to the private calls of more than this national leader… from 2010:

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/29/hillary-clinton-cristina-kirchner-stress

      • Nidster says:

        Oh Lord, now we have the pot calling the kettle black.

        President Kirchner has a long list of actions during her sordid career to convince a lot of Argentinians that her health has failed with regard to her mental acuity. Of course one needs to consider the nuclear submarines Argentina is building, to do what? Liberate the Falklands?

        The reason Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State (and for all practical purposes a concubine wife) can hold things together, mentally speaking, is that she has ‘put to death’ her own conscience and assuaged her own issues with regard to compassion, sympathy, and empathy for others, especially anyone named “Bill”.

    • Art Stone says:

      Wasn’t there a story a few months ago about a conference in London where the location and “who is calling who” was being monitored in real time?

      The over the air part of a cell phone call is encrypted which suggests a few possibilities
      – the NSA was given encryption keys
      – cell phone encryption has a “back door” that allows deception without the private key
      – cell phone encryption is trivial for the NSA to break
      – the cell phone itself is bugged to send a data stream of what it is hearing (even possibly when not
      making a call)
      – the call is being intercepted within the phone system after the digital stream is decrypted (ie Deutsche Telecom has a tap it feeds to people given permission to listen to calls)

      The last seems the most likely, although I’m not sure the listening in was based only on cell phones.

  4. Art Stone says:

    The testimony today confirmed that the content of calls is being recorded, not just the call detail records. The content is put into a “lock box” that requires a higher level of oversight to access.

    The guy flat out lied, or is just stupid. He claimed that the fine work of the NSA has prevented any mass casualty terror attacks since 2001.

    Boston Marathon? Fort Hood?

    The problem with gathering too much data is you can’t spot the danger in real time. You may be able to reconstruct what happened after the fact.

    • Nidster says:

      Great analysis!

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      There is value in being able to listen to all of someone’s phone calls and read all of the instant messages and emails going back to his or her birth to find out who may have encouraged the suspect to commit an act.

      Having said that, I concur with Sen Paul’s interpretation of the Constitution and the founder’s goal of preventing the government from issuing a blanket search warrant that allows it to search every home. Probably cause is required for a specific individual. General suspicion and certainly general curiosity are clearly unconstitutional. Lying to Congress is also a felony and Clapper should be in prison for a long time for that alone.

  5. HPaws says:

    “The problem with gathering too much data is you can’t spot the danger in real time. You may be able to reconstruct what happened after the fact.”

    I can’t pinpoint it…. several years ago (Bush Clown #1, or Clinton Clown #1) wasn’t there a faux public debate (the decision has already been made) about electronic intelligence gathering and actual humans on the ground infiltrating the target’s society? and wasn’t this the whole nut of the debate?

    Also, when I see the annual articles about cctv coverage of London, or New York, or insert city name I always go to the fact that there aren’t enough human eyes interpreting – like you said ‘an after the fact resource’, or “Let’s get Art Stone. Lets start tagging him from here on out and start a review of the data and we’ll find something. Antique black powder shell’s (steal his private papers).

    Maybe Beck is right – most people are whistling past the graveyard while in fact the constitution is dead and ‘in fact’ America is a far cry from ‘as portrayed’ America. The fact remains for now I’m a bank slave and I have to bust my ass 14 / 7 to keep my small business alive. After this business no more paying for Banker’s Audi’s and boats – keep it small keep it all.

    • Art Stone says:

      My sense is the globalists let us live in our fantasy that we live in a nation called the United States. I’m not sure we actually ever stopped being a colony of England.

      Ever since I was a teenager, I had the sense that US elections were being determined largely by foreign influences, mostly via their deep penetration of the communications industry, and longer term the education systems.

      My niece and nephew’s generation are now steering the boat. This failure of Obamacare will force them to confront whether what they believe is wrong. Most will just tune out. Some will get very angry… At whom and how will they express that anger?

      • foyle says:

        Whomever mass media, entertainers and social media tell them to be angry at. The ability to control the masses has been executed to near perfection in this nation for a long time by the media, entertainment, and educational establishments.

        • foyle says:

          Further comment:

          Orwell was spot on (as usual):

          Day 1:
          “We are at war with Eastasia, we have always been at war with Eastasia. Eurasia are our allies.”

          Day 2:
          “We are at war with Eurasia, we have always been at war with Eurasia. Eastasia are our allies.”

          The masses believe both messages with equal fervor.

          • Nidster says:

            So sad, so true. The Dialectic is alive and working quite well.

          • CC1s121LrBGT says:

            “Hope & Change” is one for the record books. It was stunning that people could vote for change without asking whether it would be for the better or for the worse.

            … having said that, there is a good case for thinking that McLame would have been for the worse. Americans need to start voting against the two parties that have had a lock on power sharing for the last 150 years.

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