Cast Iron wrote:
What is “normal” nowadays?
They investigated the Orlando club shooter. Failed to prevent that.
There is so much information out there, there is not enough computing power or analysts to scrutinize every American. Not that the average American would even pop on a suspect list.
I guess we should thank those antifa loons, the far left, as a lot of their rhetoric I find mildly alarming.
I would think the government has a lot more potential homegrown loonies to watch than some goat farmer in the sticks.
I would be careful about assuming that there is too much information to be analyzed properly. Big Data is a real thing, data storage prices are dirt cheap, and computer processing power is increasing all the time, so the algorithms that figure out which online ads to show to you today may be updated to pull out persons of interest for whatever reason deemed important at the moment. Man-power to track down additional info in the real world is the only impediment at the moment, but as cash goes away and with online ordering tied to physical addresses increase, there can be more computerized analysis and less emphasis on boots on the ground, so to speak.
Lets take a hypothetical person of interest. If he buys in cash at local stores he can still be tracked as a frequent shopper if LEO has placed license plate cameras in the area. If he buys online, it’s even worse…when UPS, Fedex, etc deliver they know the shipper and the recipient address. If certain stores are listed as potentially problematic, then anyone receiving packages from them can be added to a suspect list. Worse, all shipments sent to the suspect address can be traced back to businesses who could be forced to give up their business records for that address, giving a very detailed list of items purchased.
Or along the idea of license plate cameras, do you travel on toll roads? Transponders are required for a lot of toll roads these days and there is no reason that additional transponder readers can’t be installed wherever TPTB want them. And of course, the toll roads themselves are a wealth of info of where people move, when and how often.
Does this happen wholesale? Probably not, but there is nothing in current law or legal precedent stopping any of this. I’m probably on some lists because of my online shopping habits, but I’m also a good little consumer and don’t rock the boat.
Big Brother is here and he’s improving his data collection all the time….
Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Tue May 16, 2017 7:56 am