Thursday, March 22, 2012

Is the CIA in your kitchen? Judge Napolitano

Relying on the Patriot Act, federal agents have written their own search warrants just like the British soldiers did. They have done this more than 250,000 times since 2001. But the government has rarely used any evidence from these warrants in a criminal prosecution for fear that the targeted person would learn of the government's unconstitutional and nefarious behavior, and for fear that the act would be invalidated by federal courts.

Now, back to the CIA in your kitchen. When Congress created the CIA in 1947, it expressly prohibited the agency from spying on Americans in America. Nevertheless, it turns out that if your microwave, burglar alarm or dishwasher is of very recent vintage, and if it is connected to your personal computer, a CIA spy can tell when you are in the kitchen and when you are using that device. The person who revealed this last weekend also revealed that CIA software can learn your habits from all of this and then anticipate them. Acting "diabolically" and hoping to "change fingerprints and eyeballs" in its "worldwide mission" to steal and keep secrets, the CIA can then gut the Fourth Amendment digitally, without ever physically entering anyone's home. We already know that your BlackBerry or iPhone can tell a spy where you are and, when the battery is connected, what you are saying. But spies in the kitchen? Can this be true? Who revealed all this last weekend? None other than Gen. David Petraeus himself, President Obama's new director of the CIA. I wonder whether he knows about the Fourth Amendment and how the Supreme Court has interpreted it and that federal laws prohibit his spies from doing their work in America. I wonder whether he or the president even cares.

Do you?

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9 comments:

LL said...

They really don't need to tap into your microwave. They can just read your Facebook page...

However, having commented in this way, the CIA wouldn't tap into your US microwave, but they might be tempted to tap into a Russian microwave connected to a personal computer in Novosibursk - or they might have before the whistle blower went public.

If anyone is tapping into American dishwashers or household appliances it's the FBI or perhaps BATF, looking for the missing Fast and Furious firearms. The CIA doesn't use warrants to search because they're not a law enforcement organization.

Opus #6 said...

No concerns about my kitchen. It is old, and hopelessly out-of-date.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

My kitchen too, Opie. Do you think Petraeus was doing an end around the White House and warning us?

WoFat said...

obamanistas don't really think laws apply to them, if they disagree with the law. Such laws are no doubt racist and evil. Hiss! Boo!

Mark Adams said...

Sounds as if you're referring to smart meters...... Now there's a "spy ring" for you....

The Conservative Lady said...

Good thing I'm not technically smart. No hooking up my microwave (or my toaster) to my computer.

fuzzys dad said...

Like Opus #6 our kitchen outdated.

Kid said...

Mark Adams, Yep, smart meters. Check out on youtube golks.

Unfortunately this current y generation to be followed by the z generation hasn't a chance. It will all happen. Sooner than anyone thinks. Technology moves a million times faster than people can think or anticipate. If you're tuned in and turned on, you're also dissected a thousand ways from Sunday.

Employers demanding facebook passwords. How did we get to That point?

My response to such a demand would be: So, your goal is to fill your company with morons and idiot losers. And as I'm walking out and the interviewer says "This interview is over", I respond laughing over my shoulder "Shocka!"

Good Lord.

Maggie Thornton said...

Why would anyone connect a microwave or dishwasher to a computer? To turn them on remotely? Or...?

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