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Intrusive Brain Reading Surveillance Technology: Hacking the Mind

by Carole Smith

“Carole Smith describes claims that neuroscientists are developing brain scans that can read people’s intentions in the absence of serious discussions about the ethical issues this raises, despite the fact that the research has been backed by government in the UK and US.”
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“We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated.

The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.

Dr José Delgado.Director of Neuropsychiatry, Yale University Medical School Congressional Record, No. 26, Vol. 118 February 24, 1974.

 

The Guardian newspaper, that defender of truth in the United Kingdom, published an article by the Science Correspondent, Ian Sample, on 9 February 2007 entitled:

‘The Brain Scan that can read people’s intentions’, with the sub-heading: ‘Call for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation”.

“Using the scanner, we could look around the brain for this information and read out something that from the outside there's no way you could possibly tell is in there. It's like shining a torch around, looking for writing on a wall”, the scientists were reported as saying.

 

At the same time, London’s Science Museum was holding an exhibition entitled ‘Neurobotics: The Future of Thinking’. This venue had been chosen for the launch in October 2006 of the news that human thoughts could be read using a scanner. Dr Geraint Rees’ smiling face could be seen in a photograph at the Neurobotics website[1], under the heading “The Mind Reader”. Dr Rees is one of the scientists who have apparently cracked the problem which has preoccupied philosophers and scientists since before Plato: they had made entry into the conscious mind. Such a reversal of human historical evolution, announced in such a pedestrian fashion, makes one wonder what factors have been in play, and what omissions made, in getting together this show, at once banal and extraordinary. The announcement arrives as if out of a vacuum. The neuroscientist - modern-style hunter-gatherer of information and darling of the “Need to Know” policies of modern government - does little to explain how he achieved this goal of entering the conscious mind, nor does he put his work into any historical context. Instead, we are asked in the Science Museum’s programme notes:

How would you feel if someone could read your innermost thoughts? Geraint Rees of UCL says he can. By using brain-imaging technology he's beginning to decode thought and explore the difference between the conscious and unconscious mind. But how far will it go? And shouldn’t your thoughts remain your personal business?

If Dr Rees has decoded the mind sufficiently for such an announcement to be made in an exhibition devoted to it, presumably somewhere is the mind which has been, and is continuing to be, decoded. He is not merely continuing his experiments using functional magnetic resolution scanning (fMRI) in the way neuroscientists have been observing their subjects under scanning devices for years, asking them to explain what they feel or think while the scientists watch to see which area lights up, and what the cerebral flow in the brain indicates for various brain areas. Dr Rees is decoding the mind in terms of conscious and unconscious processes. For that, one must have accessed consciousness itself. Whose consciousness? Where is the owner of that consciousness – and unconsciousness? How did he/she feel? Why not ask them to tell us how it feels, instead of asking us.

 

The Neurobotics Exhibition was clearly set up to make these exciting new discoveries an occasion for family fun, and there were lots of games for visitors to play. One gets the distinct impression that we are being softened up for the introduction of radical new technology which will, perhaps, make the mind a communal pool rather than an individual possession. Information technology seeks to connect us all to each other in as many ways as possible, but also, presumably, to those vast data banks which allow government control not only to access all information about our lives, but now also to our thoughts, even to our unconscious processing. Does anyone care?

One of the most popular exhibits was the ‘Mindball’ game, which required two players to go literally head-to-head in a battle for brainpower, and used ‘brainpower’ alone. Strapped up with headbands which pick up brain waves, the game uses neurofeedback, but the person who is calm and relaxed wins the game. One received the impression that this calmness was the spirit that the organisers wished to reinforce, to deflect any undue public panic that might arise from the news that private thoughts could now be read with a scanner.[2] The ingress into the mind as a private place was primarily an event to be enjoyed with the family on an afternoon out:

Imagine being able to control a computer with only the power of your mind. Or read people’s thoughts and know if they’re lying. And what if a magnetic shock to the brain could make you more creative…but should we be able to engineer our minds?

Think your thoughts are private? Ever told a lie and been caught red-handed? Using brain-scanning technology, scientists are beginning to probe our minds and tell if we’re lying. Other scientists are decoding our desires and exploring the difference between our conscious and unconscious mind. But can you really trust the technology?

Other searching questions are raised in the program notes, and more games:

Find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a modern-day spy in this new interactive family exhibition. After being recruited as a trainee spy, explore the skills and abilities required by real agents and use some of the latest technologies that help spies gather and analyse information. Later go on and discover what it’s like to be spied upon. Uncover a secret store of prototype gadgets that give you a glimpse into the future of spy technologies and finally use everything you’ve learnt to escape before qualifying as a fully-fledged agent!

There were also demonstrations of grateful paraplegics and quadriplegics showing how the gods of science have so unselfishly liberated them from their prisons: this was the serious Nobel Prize side of the show. But there was no-one representing Her Majesty’s government to demonstrate how these very same devices[3] can be used quite freely, and with relative ease, in our wireless age[4], to conduct experiments on free-ranging civilians tracked anywhere in the world, and using an infinitely extendable form of electrode which doesn’t require visible contact with the scalp at all. Electrodes, like electricity, can also take an invisible form – an electrode is a terminal of an electric source through which electrical energy or current may flow in or out. The brain itself is an electrical circuit. Every brain has its own unique resonating frequency. The brain is an infinitely more sensitive receiver and transmitter than the computer, and even in the wireless age, the comprehension of how wireless networks operate appears not to extend to the workings of the brain. The monotonous demonstration of scalps with electrodes attached to them, in order to demonstrate the contained conduction of electrical charges, is a scientific fatuity, in so far as it is intended to demonstrate comprehensively the capability of conveying charges to the brain, or for that matter, to any nerve in the body, as a form of invisible torture.

 

As Neurobotics claims: ‘Your brain is amazing’, but the power and control over brains and nervous systems achieved by targeting brain frequencies with radiowaves must have been secretly amazing government scientists for many years. The problem that now arises, at the point of readiness when so much has been achieved, is how to put the technology into action in such a way, as it will be acceptable in the public domain. This requires getting it through wider government and legal bodies, and for that, it must be seen to spring from the unbiased scientific investigations into the workings of the brain, in the best tradition of the leading universities. It is given over to Dr Rees and his colleague, Professor Haynes, endowed with the disclosure for weightier Guardian readers, to carry the torch for the government. Those involved may also have noted the need to show the neuroscientist in a more responsible light, following US neuroengineer for government sponsored Lockheed Martin, John Norseen’s, ingenuous comment, in 2000, about his belief about the consequences of his work in fMRI:

‘If this research pans out’, said Norseen, ‘you can begin to manipulate what someone is thinking even before they know it.’ And added: “The ethics don’t concern me, but they should concern someone else.”

While the neuroscientists report their discovery (without even so much as the specific frequency of the light employed by this scanner/torch), issuing ethical warnings while incongruously continuing with their mind-blowing work, the government which sponsors them, remains absolutely mute. The present probing of people’s intentions, minds, background thoughts, hopes and emotions[5] is being expanded into the more complex and subtle aspects of thinking and feeling. We have, however, next to no technical information about their methods. The description of ‘shining a torch around the brain’ is as absurd a report as one could read of a scientific endeavour, especially one that carries such enormous implications for the future of mankind. What is this announcement, with its technical obfuscation, preparing us for?

 

Writing in Wired[6] contributing editor Steve Silberman points out that the lie-detection capability of fMRI is ‘poised to transform the security system, the judicial system, and our fundamental notions of privacy’. He quotes Cephos founder, Steven Laken, whose company plans to market the new technology for lie detection. Laken cites detainees held without charge at Guantanamo Bay as a potential example. ‘If these detainees have information we haven’t been able to extract that could prevent another 9/11, I think most Americans would agree that we should be doing whatever it takes to extract it’. Silberman also quotes Paul Root Wolpe, a senior fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, who describes the accelerated advances in fMRI as ‘ a textbook example of how something can be pushed forward by the convergence of basic science, the government directing research through funding, and special interests who desire a particular technology’. Are we to believe that with the implied capability to scan jurors’ brains, the judiciary, the accused and the defendant alike, influencing[7] one at the expense of the other, that the legal implications alone of mind-accessing scanners on university campuses, would not rouse the Minister for Justice from his bench to say a few words about these potential mind weapons?

So what of the ethical debate called for by the busy scientists and the Guardian’s science reporter?[8] Can this technology- more powerful in subverting thought itself than anything in prior history – really be confined to deciding whether the ubiquitously invoked terrorist has had the serious intention of blowing up the train, or whether it was perhaps a foolish prank to make a bomb out of chapatti flour? We can assume that the government would certainly not give the go-ahead to the Science Museum Exhibition, linked to Imperial College, a major government-sponsored institution in laser-physics, if it was detrimental to surveillance programs. It is salutary to bear in mind that government intelligence research is at least ten years ahead of any public disclosure. It is implicit from history that whatever affords the undetectable entry by the gatekeepers of society into the brain and mind, will not only be sanctioned, but funded and employed by the State, more specifically by trained operatives in the security forces, given powers over defenceless citizens, and unaccountable to them.[9]

The actual technology which is now said to be honing the technique ‘to distinguish between passing thoughts and genuine intentions’ is described by Professor John-Dylan Haynes in the Guardian in the most disarmingly untechnical language which must surely not have been intended to enlighten.

The Guardian piece ran as follows:

A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person’s brain and read their intentions before they act.

The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists’ ability to probe people’s minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future.

‘Using the scanner, we could look around the brain for this information and read out something that from the outside there's no way you could possibly tell is in there. It's like shining a torch around, looking for writing on a wall,’ said John-Dylan Haynes at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany, who led the study with colleagues at University College London and Oxford University.

 

We know therefore that they are using light, but fMRI has been used for many years to attempt the unravelling of neuronal activity, and while there have been many efforts to record conscious and unconscious processes, with particular emphasis on the visual cortex, there has been no progress into consciousness itself. We can be sure that we are not being told the real story.

Just as rats and chimpanzees have been used to demonstrate findings from remote experiments on humans, electrode implants used on cockroaches to remotely control them, lasers used to steer fruit-flies[10] [11], and worms engineered so that their nerves and muscles can be controlled with pinpricks of light[12], the information and techniques that have been ruthlessly forged using opportunistic onslaughts on defenceless humans as guinea pigs - used for myriad purposes from creating 3D haptic gloves in computer games to creating artificial intelligence to send visual processing into outer space - require appropriate replication for peer group approval and to meet ethical demands for scientific and public probity.

The use of light to peer into the brain is almost certainly that of terahertz, which occurs in the wavelengths which lie between 30mm and 1mm of the electromagnetic spectrum. Terahertz has the ability to penetrate deep into organic materials, without (it is said) the damage associated with ionising radiation such as x-rays. It can distinguish between materials with varying water content – for example fat versus lean meat. These properties lend themselves to applications in process and quality control as well as biomedical imaging. Terahertz can penetrate bricks, and also human skulls. Other applications can be learnt from the major developer of terahertz in the UK, Teraview, which is in Cambridge, and partially owned by Toshiba.

 

Efforts to alert human rights’ groups about the loss of the mind as a place to call your own, have met with little discernible reaction, in spite of reports about over decades of the dangers of remote manipulation using technology to access the mind[13], Dr Nick Begich’s book, Controlling the human mind[14], being an important recent contribution. A different approach did in fact, elicit a response. When informed of the use of terahertz at Heathrow and Luton airports in the UK to scan passengers, the news that passengers would be revealed naked by a machine which looked directly through their clothes produced a small, but highly indignant, article in the spring 2007 edition of the leading human rights organisation, Liberty.[15] If the reading of the mind met with no protest, seeing through one’s clothes certainly did. It seems humans’ assumption of the mind as a private place has been so secured by evolution that it will take a sustained battle to convince the public that, through events of which we are not yet fully informed, such former innocence has been lost.

Trained light, targeted atomic spectroscopy, the use of powerful magnets to absorb moisture from human tissues, the transfer of radiative energy – these have replaced the microwave harassment which was used to transmit auditory messages directly into the hearing.[16] With the discovery of light to disentangle thousands of neurons and encode signals from the complex circuitry of the brain, present programs will not even present the symptoms which simulated schizoid states. Medically, even if terahertz does not ionise, we do not yet know how the sustained application of intense light will affect the delicate workings of the brain and how cells might be damaged, dehydrated, stretched, obliterated.

 

This year, 2007, has also brought the news that terahertz lasers small enough to incorporate into portable devices had been developed.[17]

Sandia National Laboratories in the US in collaboration with MIT have produced a transmitter-receiver (transceiver) that enables a number of applications. In addition to scanning for explosives, we may also assume their integration into hand-held communication systems. ‘These semiconductor devices have output powers which previously could only be obtained by molecular gas lasers occupying cubic meters and weighing more than 100kg, or free electron lasers weighing tons and occupying buildings.’ As far back as 1996 the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board predicted that the development of electromagnetic energy sources would ‘open the door for the development of some novel capabilities that can be used in armed conflict, in terrorist/hostage situations, and in training’ and ‘new weapons that offer the opportunity of control of an adversary … can be developed around this concept’.[18]

 

The surveillance technology of today is the surveillance of the human mind and, through access to the brain and nervous system, the control of behaviour and the body’s functions. The messaging of auditory hallucinations has given way to silent techniques of influencing and implanting thoughts. The development of the terahertz technologies has illuminated the workings of the brain, facilitated the capture of emitted photons which are derived from the visual cortex which processes picture formation in the brain, and enabled the microelectronic receiver which has, in turn, been developed by growing unique semi-conductor crystals. In this way, the technology is now in place for the detection and reading of spectral ‘signatures’ of gases. All humans emit gases. Humans, like explosives, emit their own spectral signature in the form of a gas. With the reading of the brain’s electrical frequency, and of the spectral gas signature, the systems have been established for the control of populations – and with the necessary technology integrated into a cell-phone.

‘We are very optimistic about working in the terahertz electromagnetic spectrum,’ says the principal investigator of the Terahertz Microelectronics Transceiver at Sandia: ‘This is an unexplored area, and a lot of science can come out of it. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of what THz can do to improve national security’.

 

Carole Smith was born and educated in Australia, where she gained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sydney University. She trained as a psychoanalyst in London where she has had a private practice. In recent years she has been a researcher into the invasive methods of accessing minds using technological means, and has published papers on the subject. She has written the first draft of a book entitled: “The Controlled Society”.

 

NOTES

[1] <a href="http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/antenna/neurobotics/private/121.asp" target="_blank">"">http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/antenna/neurobotics/private/121.asp</a>;

At the time of writing it is still accessible. The exhibition ran from October 2006 to April 2007.

[2] Where are the scanners? Who controls them? Are they guarded by police to avoid them being stolen by terrorists? How many are they in number? Are they going into mass production? Do we have any say about their deployment? It is perhaps not unduly paranoid to want to have some answers to these questions.

[3] There is insufficient space here to deal with microchips, the covert implantation of radio transmitting devices which were referred to in Senator Glenn’s extraordinary speech to Congress on the occasion of his attempt to introduce the Human Research Subject Protection Act in 1997:

<a href="http://www.ahrp.org/InformedConsent/glennConsent.php" target="_blank">"">http://www.ahrp.org/InformedConsent/glennConsent.php</a>;

[4] Ref: The Coming Wireless revolution: When Everything Connects: The Economist: 26 April 2007.

<a href="http://www.economist.com/opinion/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9080024" target="_blank">"">http://www.economist.com/opinion/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9080024</a>;

[5] Guardian: ‘The Brain Scan that can read people’s intentions’: 9 February 2007. <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,2009229,00.html" target="_blank">"">www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,2009229,00.html</a>;

[6] <a href="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.01/lying_pr.html" target="_blank">"">http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.01/lying_pr.html</a>;

[7] I say, ‘influencing’, advisedly since the technology that enables thoughts to be accessed, certainly also allows for the dulling of mental processes, the interference of memory, the excitation of mental or bodily processes, the infliction of pain on any organ or nerve, the increase of blood pressure, breathing or the slowing down of these, as well as the activation of rage, sadness, hysteria, or inappropriate behaviour. Ref:John Norseen’s work: Images of Mind: The Semiotic Alphabet. The implantation of silent messages, experienced as thoughts arising in the mind, is now possible.

[8] Despite three letters to the Guardian science correspondent, and Editor, I had no reply from them, having asked them to consider my points, as psychoanalyst and researcher, for the ethical debate which was called for. Nor was there any response from my approach to the Cambridge ethicists and scientists who were said to be forming a committee. I have seen no correspondence nor reference to the whole matter since February, 2007. There was some marked regression in the New Scientist about worms being used for experiments for remote control

See: Douglas Fox, ‘Remote Control Brains: a neuroscience revolution’, New Scientist, 18 July 2007.

[9] The covert action group in the newly formed CIA recommended to President Eisenhower in 1954 that the US must pursue “a fundamentally repugnant philosophy”, and that they must learn to “subvert, sabotage and destroy” its enemies by “more clever and more ruthless methods” than those of its opponents:

Ref: James Doolittle et al: “The Central Intelligence Agency: History and Documents (Univ.Alabama Press, 1984.

[10] Fruit flies share to a remarkable degree, the DNA of humans.
[11] Fruit Flies and You: NASA sends fruit flies into Space:

<a href="http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/03feb_fruitfly.htm" target="_blank">"">http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/03feb_fruitfly.htm</a>;

[12] Ref: New Scientist, 18 July 2007: ‘Remote Control Brains: a neuroscience revolution’:

<a href="http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscientist/040ns_003.htm" target="_blank">"">http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscientist/040ns_003.htm</a>;

[13] See author’s paper: <a href="http://www.btinternet.com/~psycho_social/Vol3/V3.html" target="_blank">"">http://www.btinternet.com/~psycho_social/Vol3/V3.html</a>;

[14] Nick Begich, Controlling the human mind: the technologies of political control or tools for peak performance, Earthpulse Press Publications.

[15] Liberty, and Lawyers for Liberty have staunchly maintained a thorough-going campaign against the protracted government plan to issue biometric ID cards, taking the case to the House of Lords where they have gained support. In view of the undisclosed work being carried out which will enable direct access to the brain through the technology coming to light, and using light, one cannot but suspect that the biometric ID card is but an adjunct to the tracking and data sourcing of citizens, and as such has fulfilled the function of a very effective smokescreen, having deflected the energies of the protectors of individual liberties in terms of thousands of hours of concentrated protest effort, with enormous expenditure spent on their campaign.
[16] Human subjects, once computers for research experiments program them, remain targeted, even if the original reasons for their usage have become obsolete. Some have been continuously abused for over thirty years.
[17] Thz Lasers Small Enough for Screening Devices:

<a href="http://www.photonics.com/content/" target="_blank">"">www.photonics.com/content/</a>; news/2007/February/7/86317.aspx

<a href="http://www.whatsnextnetwork.com/technology/index.php/2007/01/23/miniaturized_terahertz_transmitter_recei" target="_blank">"">http://www.whatsnextnetwork.com/technology/index.php/2007/01/23/min...</a>;

[18] <a href="http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/vistas/vistas.htm" target="_blank">"">http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/vistas/vistas.htm</a>;


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  • February 6, 2013 | By Hanni Fakhoury

    Home Video Surveillance Without a Warrant?
    EFF Asks Appeals Court to Reconsider
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/eff-asks-ninth-circuit-recons...

    The next time you allow a guest into your home for dinner, should you be worried they're secretly video recording every detail of your home for the government? In a new amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, we've asked the court to reconsider a decision finding that allowing someone into your home means you're also placing yourself at the risk of warrantless home video surveillance.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents were investigating Ricky Wahchumwah for the federal crime of selling bald eagle and gold eagle feathers. An undercover agent who went to Wahchumwah's home pretending to be interested in buying feathers was secretly recording all the details of Wahchumwah's home with a small video camera hidden in his clothes. The agent did not obtain a search warrant before recording. After the trial court found no Fourth Amendment violation and refused to suppress the video, Wahchumwah was convicted and eventually appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We filed an amicus brief in support of Wahchumwah, but a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected our arguments, finding no Fourth Amendment problems. In our new amicus brief asking the entire Ninth Circuit to rehear the case, we argue the panel made two mistakes.

    First, it failed to analyze the home video surveillance under the Fourth Amendment's trespass theory. Last year, the Supreme Court in United States v. Jones made clear that when the government trespasses onto private property for the purpose of obtaining information, it "searches" under the Fourth Amendment. Under common law, a defendant was not liable for trespass if the landowner authorized their entry. But that consent is ineffective if the person is mistaken about the "nature and quality" of the defendant's entry. And here Wahchumwah was clearly mistaken as to the agent's true purpose: to video record everything in his house without Wahchumwah's knowledge. Second, the court incorrectly found Wahchumwah had no reasonable expectation of privacy because he knowingly exposed the interior of his home to the agent when he let him in his house.

    Both of these errors really turn on the panel's dangerous misunderstanding of people's privacy expectations. In Hoffa v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled the Fourth Amendment doesn't protect a “a wrongdoer’s misplaced belief that a person to whom he voluntarily confides his wrongdoing will not reveal it.” But at the same time, the Court has always limited searches to ensure they are reasonably related in scope to the circumstances that justify the search in the first place. When an undercover officer enters a home with the permission of the homeowner, he is obviously able to observe things with his eyes, take mental note of them and relay those opinions to other officers when he returns to the police headquarters. This is permissible because people expect visitors to observe portions of their home when they let them in. That's why people typically clean their house and put away embarrassing things before having guests over for dinner.

    But people don't expect their guests to look at the letters on their desk, peer into rooms as they walk the hallways and generally rummage at will through the house. But that's precisely what the video camera here has the potential to do. A quick glance into a bedroom may not reveal much to the naked eye, but a video camera can capture it instantly and allow officers to rewind and zoom in from the comforts of their office without the homeowner wondering why their guest is lingering in the hallway. At that point, the surveillance far exceeds the circumstances that justified the search in the first place -- the homeowner's consent -- and renders the search unreasonable and unconstitutional unless the government has a search warrant.

    Ultimately, in deciding whether something is exposed to another person, the key question is not whether someone can possibly discover the information but whether another might actually discover it. And with advances in technology, new and unexpected types of intrusions into otherwise private spaces are popping up every day. Obviously, technology like small video cameras should be used by law enforcement to help make us safer. But outside of extreme circumstances involving an imminent physical threat of death or serious violence to another person, law enforcement should be required to obtain judicial authorization through a search warrant before using this potentially invasive technology -- especially when investigating non-violent crimes like the illegal sale of bird feathers.

    We hope the entire Ninth Circuit reconsiders it dangerous decision that truly reveals the power of technology to shrink our privacy expectations.

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    By Shaunacy Ferro
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    It can store a million terabytes of video a day, up to 5,000 hours of footage, so soon drones will not only be able to see everything that happens on the ground, but also keep that record.

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  • The Surveillance Industrial Complex:
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    http://www.aclu.org/FilesPDFs/surveillance_report.pdf

    August 2004



  • Soleilmavis said:

  • Ms. Laura, I'd say you've got it easy.  If you are being electronically tortured you will pick up the phone and beg for help from absolutely anyone.  Also, question to anyone:  when was the first account of electronic torture on us?  I know Alan Barker was I think 2001.  Mine was 2004, and beyond, into today.  After 9-11 our lives became hell, but especially after 2004.

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    It took me a few days to work up the nerve to phone William Binney. As someone already a “target” of the United States government, I found it difficult not to worry about the chain of unintended consequences I might unleash by calling Mr. Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency turned whistle-blower. He picked up. I nervously explained I was a documentary filmmaker and wanted to speak to him. To my surprise he replied: “I’m tired of my government harassing me and violating the Constitution. Yes, I’ll talk to you.”       

    A forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude by independent filmmakers and artists.

    Op-Ed Contributor: Giving In to the Surveillance State(August 23, 2012)

    Two weeks later, driving past the headquarters of the N.S.A. in Maryland, outside Washington, Mr. Binney described details about Stellar Wind, the N.S.A.’s top-secret domestic spying program begun after 9/11, which was so controversial that it nearly caused top Justice Department officials to resign in protest, in 2004.       

    “The decision must have been made in September 2001,” Mr. Binney told me and the cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. “That’s when the equipment started coming in.” In this Op-Doc, Mr. Binney explains how the program he created for foreign intelligence gathering was turned inward on this country. He resigned over this in 2001 and began speaking out publicly in the last year. He is among a group of N.S.A. whistle-blowers, including Thomas A. Drake, who have each risked everything — their freedom, livelihoods and personal relationships — to warn Americans about the dangers of N.S.A. domestic spying.       

    To those who understand state surveillance as an abstraction, I will try to describe a little about how it has affected me. The United States apparently placed me on a “watch-list” in 2006 after I completed a film about the Iraq war. I have been detained at the border more than 40 times. Once, in 2011, when I was stopped at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and asserted my First Amendment right not to answer questions about my work, the border agent replied, “If you don’t answer our questions, we’ll find our answers on your electronics.”’ As a filmmaker and journalist entrusted to protect the people who share information with me, it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to work in the United States. Although I take every effort to secure my material, I know the N.S.A. has technical abilities that are nearly impossible to defend against if you are targeted.       

    The 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which oversees the N.S.A. activities, are up for renewal in December. Two members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado, both Democrats, are trying to revise the amendments to insure greater privacy protections. They have been warning about “secret interpretations” of laws and backdoor “loopholes” that allow the government to collect our private communications. Thirteen senators have signed a letter expressing concern about a “loophole” in the law that permits the collection of United States data. The A.C.L.U. and other groups have also challenged the constitutionality of the law, and the Supreme Court will hear arguments in that case on Oct. 29.       

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    Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker who has been nominated for an Academy Award and whose work was exhibited in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. She is working on a trilogy of films about post-9/11 America. This Op-Doc is adapted from a work in progress to be released in 2013.

    This video is part of a series by independent filmmakers who have received grants from the BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute.

  • To make a long story short,All the illegal satellite surveillance is being conducted by the Church of Latter day saints and Google , which = all satanic mormon people.. A fanatical cult with an endless amount of money to waste on such illegal activity... The original creator of the mormon church was an en-genius con artist or snake oil salesman, which was handled the old fashion way of justice : A bullet!!

  • Smart Meters can cause electrical problems in my opinon, my compasitor on my air condition was drained half way and this caused my relay to go bad.It took three days to get a repair man out to fix this and the repair man made three other trips and i had to call another repair man to solve this problem.They had to stop my unit from running to disconnect my duck work,and my hunter ceilling fan is remote control and they can blow the fuse inside the fan.While waiting own repair man for air condition someone came to my home and disconnected my cross over air condition duck under my home while my wife and i was gone.This duck under my home was screw on with sheet medal Screws and this could not just fall off.The first repair man made four trips to fix my unit and failed to do so.This was a set up to cost my wife and i hundreds of dollars. Thanks and God Bless!

    Richard H Lovelace Sr. said:

    I have been picking what i beleive is Nanobots off the left side of my face and around my eyes for a few years now.After shaving i use peroxide for after shave and Nanobots turned a cream color.I have been picking a web looking very hard substance off my face that leaves a little hole and it burns like fire.Why i beleive that this is Nanobots is they can make the left side of my face Num and when i got scanned for chips they detected a chip in the right side of my head and i have others around my eyebrows and eyes and i have picked these off with twesers and saved them.I know that you could never get a medical professional to use a NanoSpectrometer to check these but i do have a document that says you can take them and heat them up to 500 or 600 degrees and the Nanobots will still be there because Nano is metal,everything else will be gone.

    I have a suspition again about the Smart Meters and how these might cost people money.My air condition fan motor went out and when getting this repaired the compasitor was drained half way.After replacing the compasitor-fan motor and relay my air conditioner will not cool my home.I called the guy and told him that the fan motor was not blowing as hard as it was and the air conditioner was running none stop.My unit cooled my home very well for ten years.The man came back to my home and replaced the motor again and it still does not cool my home.After replacing the compasitor he checked the voltage coming into the home at the inside unit and this was 230 volts and he said that's strange you have 230 volts coming in but you have less than 230 volts getting to the motor after replacing the compastior.I will have to call another profesional and find this problem.They can sabotoge your cars and cost a lot of money,they make sure you don't have any extra money.Another reason for this is when people runs air condition the humitity in the house is high and when the humitiy is high they can't hit you as hard.Just like taking a bath people know that if they soak in a bath tub for a while they can tell they feal better.The dryer the skin the better they can hit you.Did the repair man sabotoge my unit or does this have something to do with the Smart Meter.This is important to me and i will find the problem.Just like when i had my wifes tires rotated on her car at Goodyear that we did busniss with for twenty years,i had to check the air in the tires every day because they were letting the air out of our tires down to less than twenty pounds for us to have a accident.Right before i took my wifes car to get this done i check the air in all tires and after Goodyear rotated my tires and pulled my car outside the left front tire was allmost flat.I got the manager out side and told him that i had just check the tires before i drove there.After they checked the tire i was standing there and the tire had eighteen pounds of air and they was thirty five pounds of air in this tire when i got there.All they did was check the tire and put some air in, there was nothing wrong with this tire.How much Power do they have to influence busnisses to do things like this to a 61 one year old man and a 60 year old woman,i was so upset and told the manager that this is my wife car i was just driving it and told him that my wife could have been Killed having a accident but i was driving the car all alone and i beleive that they wanted me to have the accident.People have let the air out of my tires down to a mere ten pounds before while at a shoping center and other places.This is a little Awareness for people that is being tortured by them.  Thanks and God Bless! 

  • http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008intell/kruse.pdf
    Operational Neuroscience- Monitoring Brainwaves from Satellites currently being Researched and Implemented by DARPA headed up by Dr. Amy Kruse on American Citizen designated Labrats. It's in their own report.
    Phase 2 Technical Challenges
    ƒ Capture brain signals in real time during realisticz
    imagery analysis on baseline imagery
    exploitation systems
    ƒ Categorize target detection brain signals based
    on object / scene complexity
    ƒ Integrate neuromorphic computational image
    analysis and physiological brain signals
    Phase 2 Applied Science
    Apply Phase 1 breakthrough science
    in operational contexts
    ƒ Extend capture of brain signals for
    target detection to:
    ƒ Multiple imagery types
    ƒ Diverse target and scene
    complexity
    ƒ Integrate brain-assisted search into
    standard imagery analysis software
    ƒ Leverage/converge with automated
    machine vision technologies
    ƒ Demonstrate with trained analysts with
    realistic tasks and environment
    I have just presented the EVIDENCE FROM THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT-- BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T READ WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN-- IS THEIR PROBLEM-- IT'S A DONE DEAL!!!
    The Neuro Revolution - Full HD ZACK LYNCH and and Entire Org. TRACKS IT
    http://www.neurotechindustry.org/people.html There's an entire organization that tracks it. He's the President of it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBK8SkOjMTw Play IT... DON'T JUST LOOK AT THE FRIGGIN LINK --- PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    "Brain activity can be monitored in real-time
    in operational environments with EEG"
    http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008intell/kruse.pdf Here's the report from the Gov't
    Operational Neuroscience
    Intelligence Community Forum
    Dr. Amy Kruse
    Program Manager
    DARPA/DSO
    Nov 5, 2008
    Don't tell me it can't be done when they are publishing the docs online that it has already been done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The plan is to turn this shit on the total population for "total control". The only way to find these things out is to simply read the documentation that is already out there!!!
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1263677258215075609 Interview with Bilderberg Group member
    Rockefeller Admitted Elite Goal Of Microchipped Population14:58 - 5 years ago
    Hollywood director and documentary film maker Aaron Russo has gone in-depth on the astounding admissions of Nick Rockefeller, who personally told him that the elite's ultimate goal was to create a microchipped population and that the war on terror was a hoax, Rockefeller having predicted an "event" that would trigger the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan eleven months before 9/11. Rockefeller also told Russo that his family's foundation had created and bankrolled the women's liberation movement in order to destroy the family and that population reduction was a fundamental aim of the global elite.

  • Can A Satellite Read Your Thoughts? - The Scientific Papers

     

    Well, we have a very interesting article today.  We're going to take a look at the scientific papers, some strange signals hiding behind mains hum and a video of a CNN reporter having images inserted into his brain.

    Its interesting that the media was all over this technology in the mid-80's pushing for its development, but surprisingly quiet when the reports of abuse and torture started to roll in.

    So much for corporate responsibility.

    The Scientific Papers

    One of the interesting things about discussing radio-based brain computer interfaces with people, is the complete lack of public knowledge that exists.  The first reaction is always either a smirk or reference to a tin foil hat.  I often wonder why this is given the amount of scientific material that exists.  I suppose that it has very little application outside of the military and what civilian application it could be applied to could not justify the development, infrastructure and on-going maintenance costs.

    To help remedy this situation, I have collected five of the best papers of the subject.  The first three I have posted links to the previous article.  These cover establishing synchronization between the neurons and the ELF E-field and then controlling the firing pattern.  Basically, that all there is to it.  Scale it up, control the firing patterns of a wide range of neuron clusters and you can exercise control or induce hallucinations in a person.

    It doesn't matter if you are 2000Km away.

    Chaos control and synchronization of two neurons exposed to ELF external electric field

    Jiang Wang Ting Zhang, Yanqiu Che

    School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

    Accepted 23 March 2006. Available online 26 May 2006.

    Abstract

    Chaos control and synchronization of two unidirectional coupled neurons exposed to ELF electrical field via nonlinear control technique is investigated. Based on results of space–time characteristics of trans-membrane voltage, the variation of cell trans-membrane voltage exposed to extremely low frequency (ELF) electric field is analyzed. The dynamical behaviors of the modified Hodgkin–Huxley (HH) model are identified under the periodic ELF electric field using both analytical and numerical analysis. Then, using the results of the analysis, a nonlinear feedback linearization control scheme and a modified adaptive control strategy are designed to synchronize the two unidirectional coupled neurons and stabilize the chaotic trajectory of the slave system to desired periodic orbit of the master system. The simulation results demonstrated the efficiency of the proposed algorithms.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960077906003134

    Unidirectional synchronization of Hodgkin–Huxley neurons exposed to ELF electric field

    Jiang Wang Yan-Qiu Che, Si-Si Zhou, Bin Deng

    School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, PR China

    Accepted 29 May 2007. Available online 26 July 2007.

    Abstract

    In this paper, a hybrid control strategy, H∞ variable universe adaptive fuzzy control, is derived and applied to synchronize two Hodgkin–Huxley (HH) neurons exposed to external electric field. Firstly, the modified model of HH neuron exposed to extremely low frequency (ELF) external electric field is established and its periodic and chaotic dynamics in response to sinusoidal electric field stimulation are described. And then the statement of the problem for unidirectional synchronization of two HH neurons is given. Finally H∞ variable universe adaptive fuzzy control is designed to synchronize the HH systems and the simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control method.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096007790700392X

    Fire patterns of modified HH neuron under external sinusoidal ELF stimulus

    Chunxiao Han, Jiang Wang Bin Deng

    School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

    Accepted 5 August 2008. Available online 17 September 2008.

    Abstract

    Neuron as the main information carrier in neural systems is able to generate diverse fire trains in response to different stimuli. In this paper, the stimulus frequency is taken as the bifurcation parameter, and ISI is considered to be one of the state variables. Via numerical simulation, we mainly concentrate on the kinds of fire patterns that the modified HH neuron model displays such as period-n, bursting, and modulation fire patterns, etc. under the effect of external sinusoidal ELF electric field, and the relation between the ISI sequences and the external stimulus just like synchronization and transition in the manner of pitchfork bifurcation. In addition, an explanation is put forwards from the electrophysiology point of view to try to interpret why neurons generate so many different kinds of ISI sequences.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960077908003688

    This next paper I included to make a point.  If you study it carefully you will see that it closely resembles the paper directly above.  This is a good example of reinventing the wheel.  In this case, this paper predates the previous paper by 9 years.  This raises the question of just how long before this paper was the initial government funded research done?  Was it a product of need and capability?  Keep this in mind when you watch the video later, as this is a practical demonstration of this next paper produced in 2010.

    Modeling the effect of an external electric field on the velocity of spike propagation in a nerve fiber

    John M. Myers Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    Received 21 April 1999; published in the issue dated November 1999

    The effect of an externally generated electric field on the propagation   of action potentials is modeled, assuming the Hodgkin-Huxley equation   for the voltage-dependent conductance of the membrane of a nerve fiber.  With  some simplifying assumptions, this conductance together with  Maxwell’s equations leads to the Hodgkin-Huxley differential equations  for  propagation, modified by a term proportional to the gradient of the   externally generated electric field component along the nerve fiber.  Computer  solution of these equations shows the influence of an electric  field  gradient on propagation velocity. When the electric field  oscillates, voltage spikes  starting later along a given axon advance or  lag relative to earlier  spikes, so the time between spikes at the  receiving end differs from the time  between spike originations. The  amount that a low-frequency electric  field modulates pulse timing at  the end of a fiber relative to that at the  beginning is estimated under  several conditions.

    http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v60/i5/p5918_1

    Now this paper gets very close to the mechanism that has been described in this series of articles.  Note that this is the first paper to show that quite apart from transmitter design, the properties of the tissue are important to the reception of that signal.  Not only this but the magnitude and frequency are important to prevent signal rejection.

    Med Biol Eng Comput. 2011 Jan;49(1):107-19. Epub 2010 Nov 10. Transmembrane potential generated by a magnetically induced transverse electric field in a cylindrical axonal model. Ye H, Cotic M, Fehlings MG, Carlen PL. Source

    Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. hye@uhnresearch.ca

    During the electrical stimulation of a uniform, long, and straight nerve  axon, the electric field oriented parallel to the axon has been widely accepted as the major field component that activates the axon. Recent  experimental evidence has shown that the electric field oriented  transverse to the axon is also sufficient to activate the axon, by inducing a  transmembrane potential within the axon. The transverse field can be  generated by a time-varying magnetic field via electromagnetic induction. The aim of  this study was to investigate the factors that influence the  transmembrane potential induced by a transverse field during magnetic stimulation.  Using an unmyelinated axon model, we have provided an analytic  expression for the transmembrane potential under spatially uniform, time-varying magnetic  stimulation. Polarization of the axon was dependent on the properties of  the magnetic field (i.e., orientation to the axon, magnitude, and  frequency). Polarization of the axon was also dependent on its own  geometrical (i.e., radius of the axon and thickness of the membrane) and electrical  properties (i.e., conductivities and dielectric permittivities).  Therefore, this article provides evidence that aside from optimal coil design, tissue  properties may also play an important role in determining the efficacy  of axonal activation under magnetic stimulation. The mathematical basis of this  conclusion was discussed. The analytic solution can potentially be used  to modify the activation function in current cable equations describing  magnetic stimulation.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21063912

    What none of these scientists has yet grasped is the secret to speeding up their research.  The secret lies in recording the signals produced by the brain, storing the patterns and associating those patterns to activity.  Its just a matter of replaying the signals, with the same physical characteristics, to induce remote control over the neuron clusters.

    The upshot is that we are about 12-24 months away from someone reproducing the basics of the NSA's neural interface.

    Hidden Signals

    Tests in Europe (Germany) between 2000-2003 revealed the existence of a transmitter broadcasting in the ELF frequency range.  The transmissions were hidden by the hum of electrical power grid and the fact that they appeared to be using the Earth itself as an antenna.  You can read more about the signals, the equipment used and circuit diagrams here:

    http://www.vlf.it/kurt/elf.html

    As you will find out in the video to come at the end of this article, the strength of a signal required to create an image in the brain is a thousand times weaker than the Earth's magnetic field.  So standard oscilloscopes, with millivolt divisions, would barely register voltage of the E-field without some major amplification.  The setup used to detect these hidden signals had an amplification factor of about 240,000.  Given how weak this signal was, the fact that it was hidden behind electrical noise and that it could only be detected in the ground indicates someone went to extremes to hide this transmitter.

    To this day, no major government has acknowledged this transmitter, its function or who operates it.  Without a more detailed analysis of the signal, it would be nearly impossible to tell if it relates to remote neural communication.

    The one thing to take from this is that classified transmitters of this type have been proven to exist.

    CNN Meets Mr Computer's Retarded Cousin

    This video is perfect, it shows very weak magnetic fields about 1/1000 the strength of the Earth's magnetic field, pulsed at ELF frequencies inducing controlled hallucinations in a target.  The video is from a CNN segment on Soviet mind control technology in 1985.  The reporter gets a scientist and an engineer to use of the shelf components to put images into his mind.  What's really interesting is that the engineer claims that it would take about 3 week to modify it to effect an entire town.

    Obviously, it is a cut down version of the real thing.  The first difference we notice is that this system does not match particular frequencies to either a particular target or neural network.  This may indicate that the field strength used far exceeds what is required to achieve the effect.  The second point to note is that this is using the magnetic field, rather than the E-field.

    It also demonstrates something we refereed to earlier.  This is a practical demonstration of a paper that was not written until 2010, even though this segment was shown 25 years earlier.  Not only this, but the technology used is based on an old Soviet design, meaning that it could be 10-15 years older again.  This means the research into this began at least in the 1960's with implementation in the 1970's.  If the Soviet's considered this old technology in the mid-80's, it would seem to indicate that a far more complex version was in current service.  Despite claims of the US being behind in the technology, it is more likely given the access to better processors and hardware in general, that the NSA had, in fact, a fully functional system at this time.

    If you are just interested in the device that can put images into the brain, skip ahead to time index 06:31.

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