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This Mysterious Military Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days

Nobody seems to know who specifically the aircraft belongs to or what it's up to, but based on its configuration, its capabilities are pretty clear.

A very unique USAF surveillance aircraft has been flying highly defined circles over Seattle and its various suburbs for nine days now. Nobody at the DoD seems to know who the aircraft belongs to or what exactly it is doing flying so many missions over the Seattle area. But based on its visibly exotic configuration, and information collected by open source flight tracking websites, we can get a good idea of its capabilities and guess as to what it’s up to.
The aircraft, which goes by the callsign “SPUD21” and wears a nondescript flat gray paint job with the only visible markings being a USAF serial on its tail, is a CASA CN-235-300 transport aircraft that has been extensively modified for the surveillance mission.
It is covered in a dizzying array of blisters, protrusions, humps and bumps. These include missile approach warning detectors and large fairings on its empennage for buckets of forward-firing decoy flares, as well asboth microwave—the dome antenna behind the wing and flat antenna modification in front of the wing—andultra high-frequency satellite communications—the platter-like antenna behind the dome antenna. A communications intelligence suite also appears to be installed on the aircraft, with the antenna farm on the bottom of its fuselage being a clear indicationof such a capability.
But what's most interesting is the aircraft's apparent visual intelligence gathering installation. It is placed in a fixed position, on the left side of the aircraft, below the plane’s forward emergency door. The rectangle structure has a sliding door that covers the system's sensors when not in use.
On the lower end of the capabilities spectrum, the system installed could be similar to the DB110 reconnaissance system, which can provide very high fidelity imagery of a target area from standoff "slant" ranges.

Watched by the FBI... Andres Torres teaches in the Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies Department. As a member of the radical Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) in the 1970s and 80s, Professor Torres always suspected that he was under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his political activities. Yet, the extent of how much he was being monitored didn’t become clear until he made a Freedom of Information (FOI) request in 2006. Torres acquired 1,100 pages of FBI documents that tracked the minute details of his life and whereabouts during those decades, including meetings, marches, pickets, rent parties—and even picnics.
Torres, today a lecturer in Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman, was reminded of the events of his past after the New York Times published a story in June on the New York Police Department’s extensive surveillance of high profile radical groups including The Black Panthers and The Young Lords during the same era. Click the link in the bio for the story. #FBI #PSP #surveillence

Is this thing on..testing testing..#surveillence camera.📽📽

The Macbook air and hard drive that once held the data leaked by Edward Snowden, now on display at the V&A. An incredibly symbolic artefact, simultaneously demonstrating both the power and fragility of digital data. #edwardsnowden #surveillence #theguardian #nsa #gchq

Changing the CCTV Hdd. #Seagate #Ganz #surveillence


How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

You may have accidentally triggered the listening device - allowing it to record incriminating convos and steamy gossip

DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge?

The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users' smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations - even when they aren't in the room.

If you own an Android phone, it's likely that you've used Google's Assistant, which is similar to Apple's Siri.

Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words "OK Google". But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing.

In some cases, just saying "OK" in conversation prompted it to switch on your phone and record around 20 seconds of audio.

Here's how Google Assistant stores what you're saying

Once Google is done recording, it uploads the audio files to its computer servers - often dubbed "the cloud". These files are accessible from absolutely anywhere in the world - as long as you have an internet connection.

That means any device that is signed into your personal Gmail or Google account can access the library of your deepest, darkest secrets.

So if you're on a laptop right now and signed into Gmail - you could have a listen.

Recordings last around 10-20 seconds on average, and a text version of the conversation is saved.

The Silicon Valley giant states on its terms and conditions that it keeps these recordings for "improving speech recognition against all Google products that use your voice". After the Sun Online presented examples of the voice recognition flaws to Google, a spokesman said: "We only process voice searches after the phone believes the hot word 'OK Google' is detected. Audio snippets are used by Google to improve the quality of speech recognition across Search." It recently launched a smart assistant, Google Home.

Santa cams in the making 📸🎅....christmas order book open!
£8.50 #santacam #christmas #surveillence #dummy #cctv #magic #kids #keepkidsbehaving

The Switch by #tonyoursler - surprised the surveillance aspect of the cameras and eyes dates back so far (1996) - little maquette people with video #faces hiding in holes around the gallery made the child jump and question being looked at... #theswitch #eyeball #cameras #cctv #surveillence #installation #videoart #sculpture #artgallery

The Switch by #tonyoursler - surprised the surveillance aspect of the cameras and eyes dates back so far (1996) - little maquette people with video #faces hiding in holes around the gallery made the child jump and question being looked at... #theswitch #eyeball #cameras #cctv #surveillence #installation #videoart #sculpture #artgallery

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