Joseph Herrin (07-12-2015)
NSA Logo Parody
NSA: National Security Agency
NSA Alternate Acronym: Nothing Secure Anymore
I am not an anarchist, nor am I a rebel. I do not advocate armed resistance against the governments of the world, nor am I a proponent of political activism. Although I often write posts on the actions of the governments of the world, particularly of my home nation the United States, my purpose in doing so has nothing to do with inciting people to engage in actions against the government. Aside from such efforts being vain (for nothing in the political realm is as it seems on the surface), the Christian should see himself as an alien and a stranger in this world, avoiding becoming entangled with worldly affairs which distract from the labors of the kingdom of God.
II Timothy 2:3-4
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Yahshua. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
II Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…
Yahshua answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
My purpose in writing on the affairs and actions of governments is to promote wisdom and understanding among the people of God. It is to peel away layers of deception that the saints in Christ might walk wisely, with their eyes opened to the reality of the world in which they live. The Son of God spoke the following words to His disciples.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves. Beware of men…”
There is no virtue in ignorance. Indeed being misinformed, or deluded regarding the state of this world, can result in much harm to the people of God. The world around us is a very deceptive place. Many Christians are living in a land of illusion, oblivious to the true nature of this dark and evil world. This post is offered to make the reader aware of some developments in the societies in which we live which will undoubtedly affect them going forward.
I have noted a number of new products being released recently that serve a purpose which is hidden from the consumer. These are spy products. They give the government a means to enter into people’s homes, observe all that is done, record every word, giving the global masters insight into the very thoughts which are in an individual’s mind. One remarkable product marketed by Amazon, the world’s largest internet retailer, is Echo. To understand the capabilities of Echo, I am providing the following video.
Twenty seconds into the video, the young girl and her father have the following conversation.
Daughter: “Is it on?”
Father: “It is always on.”
Daughter: “Can it hear me right now?”
Father: “No. It only hears you when you use the wake word we chose. Alexa.”
When the wife speaks in an overly loud voice to the device, the husband says, “You don’t actually have to yell at it. It uses far-field technology so it can hear you from anywhere in the room.”
Far Field Voice Technology
Always be heard
Tucked under Echo’s light ring is an array of seven microphones. These sensors use beam-forming technology to hear you from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, Echo can hear you ask a question even while it’s playing music.
The dialogue of the Amazon video is disingenuous. When the daughter asks her father, “Can it hear me now,” the answer she receives is not technically correct. In order for Echo/Alexa to know when its wake word has been spoken, it has to be listening all the time. Echo responds only after its wake word has been heard, but it is listening constantly. Since Echo requires a constant internet connection to operate, it is able to transmit what it hears continuously.
With the far-field voice technology, likely developed by DARPA, Echo is able to eavesdrop on every word spoken by every person within its range of hearing. For those unfamiliar with the term, DARPA is the U.S. Defense Department’s research arm. It is tasked with developing a wide range of technologies the government may use for both military and non-military purposes, including spying on its citizens. It is not mere speculation that the technology used in Echo has come from the Defense Department. When Apple released its intelligent assistant for the iPhone, known as SIRI, it was revealed that the technology came from DARPA.
Don’t let her dulcet voice and easygoing, eager-to-please manner fool you. Behind Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant app destined to power Apple’s iPhone 4S, lies the heart of a hardened combat veteran. That’s because the technology was spun out of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s high-tech research and development arm.
While Siri was developed as cognitive software with artificial intelligence baked into its code—designed to learn from experience and respond to ever-changing threats on the battle field – iPhone users will find more prosaic uses for it as a hands-free replacement for the touch screen…
Over the last half century, DARPA technology has led to predator drones, night vision goggles, GPS, and even the Internet. It’s invested heavily in telesurgery, exoskeletons that function like wearable robots, landmine detection (including one technique that relies on honeybees), a flying car, handheld speech translation, and biosensors, as well the usual deadly array of guns, bombs, stealth planes and missiles.
The same people who developed the Predator and Reaper Drones capable of firing missiles at human targets, developed the technology behind SIRI and Echo. There is a unified purpose between both the deadly drones and these computer technologies. It is to monitor, identify, and eliminate threats. One can easily envision the technologies being used together. Did you note that DARPA also developed the technology that led to the Internet? The Internet serves a fundamental and irreplaceable function for the masters of the military-industrial complex. It is a treasure trove of data, revealing a wide array of information about the people, companies, and organizations who use it.
Hollywood has given us hints of what the powers-that-be are up to. In the movie Captain America – The Winter Soldier it is revealed that the government is identifying human targets that pose a threat to their power. The plan is to eliminate these threats BEFORE they commit a crime, or some actionable offense against the government. The Internet has been used to gather information on all people, and a special algorithm has been developed to analyze the information to identify threats.
In the narrative for this movie, the following section describes an encounter where Agent Sitwell reveals to Captain America the nature of the software program that analyzes all the collected data on the Internet to identify threats to SHIELD/HYDRA.
“Zola’s algorithm is a program for choosing Insight’s targets,” Sitwell spit out…
“What kind of targets”? Cap asked.
“You!” Sitwell yelled, waving his hand, “A T.V. anchor in Cairo, the Under-Secretary of Defense, a high-school valedictorian in Iowa City…, anyone who’s a threat to Hydra. Now, or in the future…”
Cap glanced at me, his forehead creasing, “How could it know?”
“How could it not? The 21st century is a digital book! Zola taught Hydra how to read it. Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, e-mails, phone calls, your… SAT scores! Zola’s algorithm evaluates people’s past to predict their future.”
“And what then?” Natasha tried to clarify…
“What then!” Cap repeated forcefully.
“The the Insight helicarriers scratch people off the list,” Sitwell spit, “a few million at a time.”
Added to the list of data sources one could mention “your private conversations,” for the government has been monitoring them for years. Cell phones are one of the chief sources for this monitoring, for people tend to carry them everywhere they go. The government is able to activate the microphone in a cell phone at any time, and listen in, even when the individual is not making a call. I have mentioned this capability in the past, as well as other means by which the government spies on the public.
A Word to the Wise – Big Brother is Watching You
A Little Birdie Told Me
What the government is aiming for is a total surveillance state. They do not want there to ever be a time when people are not being monitored, their location and actions unknown. Products like Amazon Echo are advancing this total surveillance state, giving the government entrance to places people once thought was their private sanctuary (and many still do). Amazon Echo is a fantastic product. It offers a wealth of functionality for a small price. I myself would like to have many of the features that it makes available. It would be nice to say a word and play a song, start a timer, or add an item to my grocery shopping list. These “smart” capabilities come at a price, however. The price is a loss of privacy, for every word spoken in range of the Amazon Echo will be monitored.
The government and media are always playing deceptive games with people. They disclose some NSA spying program, suggesting that the government is collecting “meta-data,” but not recording actual conversations. You can be assured this is not the truth. The disclosures of government capabilities are usually twenty years old, with the current state of technology never being disclosed. In this way they shape the thoughts of the populace, steering them away from the enormous scope and capabilities of the government’s spying apparatus today.
Don’t plan to purchase the Amazon Echo? How about upgrading to Windows 10? Microsoft will be rolling out the next major release of their ubiquitous operating system on the 29th of this month. It will turn every desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and phone that it is installed on into something far more capable than Amazon Echo. Instead of Alexa, there will be Cortana. The software will use the computer’s camera to perform facial recognition and iris scanning to know precisely who is sitting in front of the computer screen. The microphone will be always on so that it can be voice operated as a person speaks the wake word “Cortana.” Listen carefully to the description of this software and its “predictive” capabilities.
“Let me tell Cortana more things about me so I can have more of that proactive interaction.”
Who are you really talking to when you share all these personal things about yourself? NSA? CIA? FEMA? DHS? FBI? The answer is, “All of the above!”
The EYE is watching YOU!
The Windows 10 software and its capabilities are awesome. They include many features that computer users would want.
To insure as many people as possible make a quick transition to this new software, Microsoft is giving it away free. This is something they have never done before. Why would a company forego the opportunity to earn billions of dollars in revenue on software upgrades? Why would they spend billions of dollars developing an operating system and then give it away free? It was reported by the Seattle Times that Microsoft spent $10 billion dollars developing Windows Vista which was released in 2005. 10,000 employees worked for five years developing that iteration of their operating system. Forbes reported that Microsoft would spend $1.5 to $1.8 billion just on marketing for Windows 8 when it was released in 2012. How many billions of dollars did Microsoft spend to develop Windows 10, only to offer it as a free upgrade to virtually anyone who has a computer capable of running it? I have not seen the figures, but it must be an enormous amount.
This begs the question “Why?” Why are companies like Microsoft and Amazon investing so much in these technologies and selling them so cheaply? If you understand the nature of the global corporate governmental cabal, you already know the answer. The powers-that-be control both the corporations and the government. They are pursuing the same goals. DARPA gives the technology to corporations like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others who implement the technology for the government. The government passes along multi-billion dollar contracts to these corporations, insuring that they don’t lose money.
A few years back I read a news article that revealed that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, was attending CFR meetings (Council on Foreign Relations). He has been listed as an attendee of the Bilderberg meetings. The list below is from the 2013 meeting, a time when both Amazon Echo and Windows 10 were in development. You will find among the Bilderberg attendees the name Craig J. Mundie. He is listed as “Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation.” His responsibilities actually go far beyond this, for he is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft. Where do these men get their marching orders? From the global leaders at CFR, Bilderberg, and similar groups.
Craig J. Mundie, Microsoft
Note that Mr. Mundie is also listed as “a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.” Equally disturbing, he has reportedly advocated that all individuals be licensed to use the Internet. Government and industry are working hand in hand.
So the next time you read about some great new product being offered, think long and hard about the repercussions of bringing it into your home and using it. “Be wise as serpents, yet harmless as doves. Beware of men!”
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