IRS to Spy on Our Shopping Records, Travel, Social Interactions, Health Records and Files from Other Government Spies.
U.S. News and World Report notes today:
Starting this year, the IRS tools will be able to track all credit card transactions, for starters. The agency has also instructed agents on using online sources such as social media and e-commerce sites including eBay, as well as the rich data generated by mobile devices. In one controversial disclosure in April, the ACLU showed documents in which the IRS general counsel said the agency could look at emails without warrants, but the IRS has said it will not use this power.
While the agency has declined to give details about what third-party personal data it will use in robo-audits and data mining, it has told government and industry groups that its computers are capable of scanning multiple networks at the same time to collect “matching” comprehensive profiles for every taxpayer in America. Such profiles will likely include shopping records, travel, social interactions and information not available to the public, such as health records and files from other government investigators, according to IRS documents.
But then Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History – and it’s getting worse. But of course, it’s to “protect you from the “terrorists” that want to take your “freedom”.
They (our keepers in the federal government) know pretty much everything we do 24 / 7 – they track where you are and where you’re going using methods such as:
Facial recognition (via Business Insider, Inc)
Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT (apologies for citing “foreign media”… if we had a free press, I’d be citing something published here by an American media conglomerate): “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology – and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.
And lets not forget your cell phone (via Pro Publica)
The device in your purse or jeans that you think is a cellphone – guess again. It is a tracking device that happens to make calls. Let’s stop calling them phones. They are trackers..
Most doubts about the principal function of these devices were erased when it was disclosed Monday  that cellphone carriers responded 1.3 million times last year to law enforcement requests for call data. That wasn’t even a complete count, because T-Mobile, one of the largest carriers, did not initially reveal its total . It appears that millions of cellphone users have been swept up in government surveillance of their calls and where they made them from. Many police agencies don’t obtain a search warrant when requesting location data from carriers.
But then you might be a terrorist if… (via Wired)
These are some warning signs that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated with “mainstream ideologies.” Your “Risk Factors for Radicalization” include “Social Networks” and “Youth.”
I know how hard you folks in the federal government spy networks work to spy on everything the American people do (after all we pay your salary) so to make it easy for you today, here’s my report – I woke up at 7:05, urinated shortly after, washed my hands, drank a glass of water, went outside for a few minutes, came back in and fixed breakfast, ate it, had a healthy bowl movement, washed my hands again and now I’m writing this…
Now since we have that out-of-the-way, you can go “keep someone else safe” for a few hours… be sure to check myFacebook for future updates… Thank you…