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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:58 AM

General Michael Hayden Says The CIA Is Not Spying On Us Through Our Televisions

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Reply General Michael Hayden Says The CIA Is Not Spying On Us Through Our Televisions (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Mar 8 OP
Rollo Mar 8 #1
RKP5637 Mar 8 #2
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Rollo Mar 9 #6

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:06 AM

1. Back in the 1960's we had a family friend who was convinced that if you could look into the TV,

The government could look back out at you. No amount of reasoning could shake her view.

Fast forward over 50 years, and the technology is finally at the point where that is possible, but the question remains the same: why the Hell would anyone WANT to see what you are doing in your home?

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Response to Rollo (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:14 AM

2. I have the link, it was widely discussed ... the school that had kid's laptops

setup so they could watch them in the privacy of their own home. I found it strange and quite weird. Here's the link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbins_v._Lower_Merion_School_District

I'm just mentioning it in passing, not saying Hayden is wrong.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:23 AM

3. It's possible

someone in the IC's could hold a grudge against a neighbor, an ex, or someone who cut them off in traffic- you never know in today's world.

My friend has told me for years that this type of stuff is real- one of his relatives works in that world- The Wiki dump only reassures my belief that all of this is true.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 04:30 PM

4. Not technically possible in 1965...

TV cameras back then were huge, and there was no way one could be hidden in a consumer set without the owner knowing about it.

Modern "smart" TV's and notebook computers with built-in cameras, yeah, technically it could be done. Solution: don't buy electronics with built in cameras, or cover the lens. Cell phones? Keep them in a case that blocks the camera (front and rear) until you're ready to broadcast. LOL.

But people who believed it could be done in '65 were probably wearing tinfoil hats as well.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 04:51 PM

5. The Soviets and Americans had

cameras in birdhouses, shoes, neckties, boots, and wallets in the 60s- I doubt anyone expected cameras to be in those places back then. lol

I don't worry about modern technology-- Sept of last year I broke up with Verizon after 10 years. My internet usage is mostly news sites and Netflix.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 01:35 AM

6. Sure, subminiature film cameras, not video cameras...

The sub mini cameras used 16mm, 8mm, or smaller film for still photos. They didn't have miniature video capability. The technology for that was simply not there.

Here's a miniature TV camera from the 60's.

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