TrapWire is a surveillance system that “is meant to thwart terrorist attacks before they happen”. The system works by collecting data from thousands of security cameras and reports of suspicious activity from security teams at potential terrorist targets (known as “high value targets”) and analyzing them for patterns that indicate planning of a terrorist attack. (Or other criminal activity.)
The trapwire spy system is basically a new form for data mining programs. An ability to tap into the CCTV camera’s that now blanket every city and look for suspicious behavior. For example, A tourist in Toronto pulls out his camera and starts taking pictures of a “high risk” building or area (CN tower, skydome, Queens park, etc). The spy system would see this as a potential risk, use facial recognition software to identify the person and log them into a potential risk database.
I have been watching this story develop since it’s release, and can now say without any question that the program is being used here in Canada!
According to a article published on thestar.com
“An email from Fred Burton, vice-president of intelligence at Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor, also talks about a connection between the Trapwire surveillance software system and the RCMP.
“TrapWire for the Great State of Texas is a go,” the Burton email said.
“As many of you old-timers know, we arranged to get a cut. TrapWire may be the most successful invention on the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism) since 9-11.
“I knew these hacks when they were GS-12’s (mid-level government workers) at the CIA. God Bless America. Now they have EVERY major HVT (High-Value Target) in CONUS (contiguous United States), the UK, Canada, Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC as clients.”
Burton also mentioned police counterterrorism agencies, including the RCMP, in another email: “Do you know how much a Lockheed Martin would pay to have their logo/feed into the USSS CP? MI5? RCMP? LAPD CT? NYPD CT? It’s unbelievable access. Either we handle this one right, or we’ll fall flat on our faces.”
read the full story here
The RCMP has responded by stating: “In general we wouldn’t discuss, confirm or deny” any security measures or methods.
Does anyone really expect the RCMP or CSIS for that matter, to really just come out and say yes we are spying on everyone? Of course not! And for anyone who doubts our governments ability to conduct such programs. Just type Profunc into any search engine, and you will see how it has been done by the Canadian government in our recent past.
Between the “smart” grid, online surveillance, data mining, digital financial data basing, medical data basing, google spying through your webcams and microphones, never ending drone technologies, Veterens being thrown into mental hospitals for comments they post on facebook, and now this. We are not entering the Orwellian nightmare. We are already living in it! Welcome to our invisible prison!
Just like a prison inmate, everything that we do its monitored. But we do not have “guards” or big cement walls around us. They are not needed. We act as our own guards by acquiescing and accepting this all. At any point the people can say enough! No more of this nonsense! And simply walk out the front door of this mental prison.
I for one can only hope that this happens sooner than later.