Those fancy internet televisions are really cool. At least, the spooks over at CIA think so. And super-chip-maker ARM has just unveiled a new set of inexpensive, low-powered chipsets with an eye toward integrating them into your lighting systems, and even into alarm clocks and refrigerators – all ultimately to be connected to the Internet, just like your fancy television.
Why are the spooks so giddy? These developments make their job much easier: according to CIA head Petraeus, web-connected gadgets will ‘transform’ the art of spying – allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.
It’s a beautiful thing – no longer will there be any need to slip into your home to install bugs; no need for court orders to tap your phone. You’ll be “bugging” your own home with web-connected devices that can be easily monitored using government supercomputers. If fact, if you have an internet tv, or download movies from Netflix, you’re already well on your way.
As has been noted: 1984 was intended as a fictional portrayal – not a handbook.
via: MaxRedline: Spy Vs. Spy.