In fact, they have been recognizing you by mere snippet of voiceprint for some time now, and they are gearing up not only to record everything to search it later, but to search through what they have already been recording. Go back and mine the data with new questions. Patterns mined from persons of interest are then used to find other persons of interest. Pattern recognition includes slang and other linguistic codes learned from intercepted conversations. These patterns are not limited to keywords; they interpret content. They include time and place as well as inflection. They do not have to be in English. A live human being is not required for pattern recognition. Did I mention voiceprint? And don't get me started on GPS -- now that we see that your smartphone is smart enough to secretly record your coordinates continually for later retrieval by whomever has the backdoor key...
Remember: by the time wehear about a surveillance technology, or see it in action, it is already obsolete. It has already been upgraded. It would be an error to consider such planned leakages of information to be the measure of the strength of the Panopticon.
With that in mind please note that this dense, scary presentation, which ccc.de diety Andy Müller-Maguhn subtitled "The Big Brother Services Industry and their tools,"
was given given on December 30th, 2009.
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From Andy's Introduction:
But hey, I warned you... last March.. (see Your Private Life Will Suddenly Explode: Narus's 'Hone').
Be seeing you.