Seattle’s Secret Mass Surveillance Project

More will be written about this in the future, but Seattle is part of two federally funded pilot policing programs, involving increased surveillance of residents. The program names are TrapWire and Pred-Pol, and more information can be found about them from the links below. For more information on in-home surveillance initiatives, please see the Smart Meters page.

Resources on Physical Surveillance In and Near Seattle

TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition at Stop Spying on Seattle (and join the Facebook group to get involved)

Documents Reveal Seattle’s Secretive DHS Funded “Mesh Network” Surveillance Grid (StoryLeak)

You Are a Rogue Device: A New Apparatus Capable of Spying on You Has Been Installed Throughout Downtown Seattle. Very Few Citizens Know What It Is, and Officials Don’t Want to Talk About It (The Stranger)

DHS Funds Installation of White Boxes That Can Track Population of Entire City (InfoWars)

Seattle Police Department has Network that can Track All Wi-Fi Enabled Devices (RawStory)

Seattle Media Discover the SPD Mesh Radio Network (Seattle Privacy blog post which includes a MAP of the mesh radio nodes)

New Mesh Network Documents Confirm Police Vehicle’s Real-time Access to DHS Spy Cameras

TrapWire Antiterrorist Software Leaks Set Off Web Furor

Seattle’s million-dollar, CIA Trapwire camera network

Seattle, Tacoma rolling out new ‘predictive policing’ software

Seattle Police Prepare DHS-funded Facial Recognition Program (Storyleak)

Seattle Considering $1.6 million Facial Recognition Surveillance System (RT)

DHS to test facial recognition technology at hockey game (Kennewick, WA)

Resources on Physical Survellance

Does Your Local Government Have a “Black Budget: Too? (ACLU)

In Ain’t Just the NSA — Your Local Cops Could Be Spying on You

‘Predictive Policing’ Company Uses Bad Stats, Contractually-Obligated Shills To Tout Unproven ‘Successes’

Las Vegas Installs “Intellistreets” Light Fixtures Capable of Video Recording (does Seattle have these???)

Company Admits New ‘Smart’ Street Lights Can Analyze Voices, Track People

Feds Deploy National Spy System of Microphones Capable of Recording Conversations (does Seattle have these???)

The Dark Side of the “Smart City”

Resources on Internet Surveillance

How to Keep the NSA Out of Your Computer (MotherJones)

NSA Infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software

Facebook and its Connections to the CIA and DARPA

Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself

Jacob Applebaum: To Protect and Infect (presentation from 30th Chaos Communication Congress, on revealed NSA programs and documents) (1:02:43)

More Surveillance Topics

Are you being tracked while shopping?

Parents Defeat School Attempt to Implement Infrared Palm Scanners

Warrantless Cellphone ‘Tower Dumps’ Becoming Go-To Tool for Law Enforcement


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