WikiLeaks Releases CIA Vault 7 ‘ELSA’ Geolocation Tracking Project

  • Yeah....that doesn't sound like an invasion of privacy...nothing is off limits and nothing is truly deleted. It's a scary thought. The government and it appendages have absolutely too much power. It always seems to work this way. The technology that was designed to warn the government about an enemies intention, turned on its people as a form of control and persuasion. At least that's what came to mind while reading this article.

  • Published in 1949 as a work of fiction:

    "Winston can't move around without the telescreen watching him. They are watching and listening to everything you say and do. There are only a few places in Oceania that isn't being watched but you have to be careful not to be followed or get caught. In Winston's room, the telescreen can see everything but the little desk in the corner, where he hides the diary. When Julia and Winston wanted to meet up, they had to meet up outside the country where they wouldn't get caught. You still could get caught because Big Brother had some kids as spies, spying for him around Oceania."

    "It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself--anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face...; was itself a punishable offense”

    Some folks can tell the future through their works of fiction and it's scary how much our society is turning out like George Orwell's book 1984. I remember reading it in my teen years thinking there's no way society could ever turn out like that and that the author must have been crazy. Nope, not crazy...somehow he was able to give us a warning into the future.

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