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08.18.19

2019 Surveillance Glossary

Posted in Deception at 10:32 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Part 1: 2019 Tech Glossary

A dictionary

Summary: Distortion of technical and nontechnical terms in this day and age of ’1984′

Phone: a small computer that can also make phonecalls (but rarely does)
ISP: surveillance company that give bandwidth in exchange for your personal data (deeply-inspected packets)
Car: surveillance on four wheels
ATM: location-tracking checkpoint, converting or exchanging financial data in return for notes
Smartwatch: surveillance attached to one’s wrist
Fitness tracker: surveillance optimised for insurance companies’ needs
Sleep tracker: same as above (“fitness tracker”) but for nighttime
Data mining: interpretation of personal secrets and mental thoughts/beliefs based on publicly-stated information
Photograph: object/file with location/temporal data and typically faces to decipher who was where (and when, who with, mood)
Streaming: modality for tracking one’s choice of acoustic input and sometimes mood
Account: facility for identification (to combat anonymity)
2FA: enhanced means of enforcing identification to stifle anonymity
Phone number: enumeration of subjects (see above), akin to RFID and serialisation
Data portability: facility for passing (copying) data from one surveillance datacentre to another, or from one spying company to another
Printer: device for printing pale yellow dots with some other, user-required rendering on paper
Webcam: low-cost user-facing CCTV that cannot be removed but can typically be covered by tape
Operating system: a back-doored, remotely-accessible piece of software on which to run other software
X86: a high-performance albeit defective (by design) chipset as failsafe for the above
Journalist: a glorified writer who calls privacy-conscious people paranoid
Data broker: surveillance monetiser
President/Prime Minister: elevated politician who signs papers to authorise all the above

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