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TROLL Cams: The "All-Seeing" Eyes of GOG (Global Occult Government)


Re: TROLL Cams: The All Seeing Eyes of GOG At: Update of article first written in 1999, published 2002 By: John P. Jones, approved for publication August 24, 2001

As the video cams we see in homes, airports, grocery stores, banks, convenience stores, gas stations, parking lots, and even on highways are connected to the internet as web cams, they will become, in effect, a vast matrix of government eyeballs--always awake and alert, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and placed almost everywhere we need to go. By intercepting internet traffic, either surgically at ISPs (as with Carnivore) or directly in real time from internet backbones (e.g.,Menwith Hill), US intelligence agencies will be able to scan for any individual's digital face print, (or voice print) using a system that will:

T Tag Tell the software who to look for
R Recognize Scan for target based on a digital face print
O Observe Collect images containing targeted person
L Locate Infer location & time of target's appearance L Log Record results for possible software analysis or human perusal.

Like most predictions, this one should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. Why, it might be asked, will it be so? Or will it? Indeed, it will happen, I'd wager, because not only is it technologically, politically, and legally feasible, but the necessary components of this incredible surveillance system have already been developed, tested, and partially implemented.

But why assume these video cams we see most everywhere will become web cams? Well, suppose you own a ritzy Las Vegas resort, and you want to show off your wares? What do you do? You might think of converting your surveillance cameras to World Wide Web cams so potential customers could take a look at your accommodations. Or suppose you own some department stores. By linking all your surveillance cams to the internet, you could centralize your surveillance facilities at one location to reduce overhead. Or what if you own a radio station and want your listeners to feel like the DJ is their drinking buddy? You might put a web cam in the studio, so your fans can see what the DJ is up to.

It's already started, but we ain't seen nothing yet. Already, according to the March 23, 2001 issue of the Denver Post, the Colorado Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Adesta Communications, launched a joint 180 million dollar public-private venture to place web cams along fiber-optic backbones extending along major highways through Colorado down to New Mexico, and crossing Kansas through Colorado to Utah. This public-private dubiosity was made possible by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which blurred the line between private corporations and government entities, allowing corporations and federal bloatocracies to join into amorphous mega-corporations like In-Q-Tel, a CIA, tax-payer financed venture capital company. The project, which began in the fall of 1999, will likely provide the model for future endeavors to create "smart roads" across the nation. Similar projects in Iowa and Minnesota were delayed due to lawsuits claiming highway departments will compete unfairly with private companies by using tax-payer money.

These web cams will join the host of other surveillance cameras already posted on the nation's borders by the INS. As detailed in "The Surveillance Society" by Grant Jeffries, pp 133-134, whenever you drive your car up to the Mexican or Canadian border, a sophisticated long-distance camera automatically scans your license plate, whereupon the computer system compares your plate number against a national registry of motor vehicle files, the customs search and seize list, and the national police and security files of the the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. By the time you drive up to the customs agent, the optical scanning system that read your plate has already accessed the records of the Immigration, Customs, and State Department to retrieve your vehicle registration, driver's license, and police records. Each time you cross the border, that fact is recorded on the Custom and Immigration computers of the United States and Canada. Although the INS video cameras are not yet connect- ed the internet as far as I know, it's not unreasonable to suppose that, as the nation's intelligent highway system develops, they will be.

In addition to scanning for licence plate numbers, these systems are capable of automatically zooming in and focusing to identify a driver by facial characteristics. Much of this information pertaining to the government's use of digital face scanning software can be verified by visiting and, the web sites of two companies involved in development and testing of facial rec- ognition systems for the government.

As detailed on the Visionics Corp. web site and elsewhere, the digital face scanning systems are surprisingly sophisticated and not as easily fooled as might be expected. According to Joseph Atick, Visionics president and professor at the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory at Rockefeller University, New York, NY, the FaceIt software, which won the competition between face recognition systems conducted as part of the U.S. Advanced Research Project's FERET program conducted in 1996, uses a mathematical construction called local feature analysis (LFA) "to automatically derive a local topographic representation of any class of objects, such as human faces, from an ensemble of examples". Superior to a previous technique called eigenfaces, which were global face representations, LFA entails local, feature by feature, analysis that is not easily fooled by deformations in the face or changes of pose or lighting, according to Atick.

LFA analyzes individual features, such as mouth, nose, cheek, jaw line, etc., as if they were lego blocks, which means that each feature can be analyzed independently of the whole face, thus avoiding a pixel by pixel analysis of an entire image. The FaceIt technology combines LFA with eigenheads, the older technique also developed by Visionics. Eigenheads is a low dimensional representation of the three-dimensional (3-D) human head, which is obtained from shading information in a two dimensional (2-D) image. The eigenhead is not dependent upon the pose or lighting, Attick claimed in a 1996 Visionic's press release. FaceIt software uses eigenheads to compensate for variations in lighting and pose, then feeds the information to the LFA code, which builds a unique "faceprint" that can then be matched to a database of digital images in real time and can obtain images from either live video feeds or from static images.

No wonder, then, that a host of American federal and state government agencies, including the NSA, DARPA, INS, DoD, and the US Army Research Laboratory, plus almost a dozen state governments, invested large sums of tax-payer money to test, acquire, and implement this control and tracking tech- nology in the last half of the the 1990s. Research projects, such as FERET, Newham, and the SENTRI trial-run have proved the effectiveness, reliability, and unparalleled pos- sibilities of facial recognition systems beyond any doubt, beyond belief, and beyond George Orwell's worst visions of dystopia unbound. [ FERET ]

Granted, then, that the technology exists to implement TROLL cam surveillance on a national basis, and further granting the likelihood that most or many surveillance cams will soon be replaced with web cams, we are still left with a crucial component of the hypothetical TROLL cam surveillance system missing. In order to scan for and locate targeted individuals via these web cams, the government would need to posses a large database of digital face prints. That is, before you can tell the software to look for somebody, the software needs some idea of what to look for. In the same vein, the Carnivore system had to be given information, eg., a person's email address, before it could tag transmissions containing the target's electronic coorespondence.

Not surprisingly, given the past history of the intelligence cults, the Feds went to great lengths to acquire just such a database of digital face prints--not for known or suspected criminals only, but for almost every citizen of the United States. This was done under the guise of a grossly misnamed and insidious law enacted in 1994; namely, the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), which requires states to release private DMV records to a multitude of federal agencies under various federal programs. It also permits departments of motor vehicles to sell driver information, e.g., names, social security numbers, addresses, and digital photographs, to private third party organizations. (Media Bypass, March 2000, page 50)

Although the DPPA was attacked in court as unconstitutional because it arguably violated the 10th Amendment, the Supreme court later reversed three lower court rulings from South Carolina, Colorado, and Alabama which held that the law was indeed unconstitutional, and so the DPPA joins the slew of other legislative monstrosities pushed through by the Clinton Administration with the backing, I'd wager, of some constitutionally challenged alphabet soup agencies.*

According to Media Bypass, "Under the DPPA, the federal government will take full control over all state-held driver and motor vehicle records. The sole purpose of this act was in fact to wrench away authority over these records from the states." Since these records contain digital photos of most adult citizens in the United States, they provide the missing link in the evolution of police-state-America and a vital component of the TROLL cam surveillance system.

Soon after the falsely named DPPA was adopted, a company called Image Data LLC of Nashua, New Hampshire, was formed specifically to develop a huge database of driver records for use by retail outlets in verifying customer identity and reducing fraud. Image Data began purchasing records from several states based solely upon the newly granted authority under the DPPA.

The company intended to install small "image monitors" at retail outlets that used their service, which would display the customer's driver's license photo during transactions where identity needed to be authenticated. The equipment would have allowed stores to run credit cards through a reader, which would then retrieve the "verifying" photos and other data through phone wire connections to Image Data's database. Children's photos taken from state-issued identity cards were also included in the database.

In a series of articles in late 1999, the Washington Post reported that the Secret Service provided funding and techn- ical expertise for the Image Data operation. Consequently, due to public outrage, the Image Data project was postponed, and three sates, which had signed contracts to sell 22 million photographs to Image Data at about a penny per photo, cancelled their contracts with Image Data. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) canceled a contract to sell 14 million images, and Colorado Gov. Bill Owens (R) halted the sale of 5 million photos. But as a consequence of the Supreme Court ruling in January of 2000, businesses and governments would again begin building databases like the one first undertaken by Image Data.

(In fact, the Department of Transportation boasted on their website that work had been "progressing on digital standards (common data elements and compatible records) so that a national and, perhaps, an international network of digitized images can be established.")

That said, consider the components required to implement a TROLL cam surveillance system of U.S. citizens on a global basis:

Super fast digital face scanning software
Federally accessible database of digiphotos of citizens
Downlink of internet traffic to federal computer site(s)
Web cams posted at key places throughout the world

There is good reason to believe that all components, except perhaps the last one, are either operational at this time or soon will be. As detailed above, it was no mere coincidence that these requirements fell into place just before the last prerequisite--web cams everywhere--seems about to happen. Nor was it a mere coincidence that the legal groundwork was laid down, e.g., the Digital Telephony Act of 1994, the DPPA, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the establishment of the Biometric Consortium, etc., etc., add nauseum, not to mention the tax-payer funded spread of web cams onto public schools, highways, Indian reservations, and elsewhere.

Please keep in mind that Carnivore, which some of us already considered inevitable long before news of it hit the managed main-stream media, came to us compliments of the Digital Telephony Act of 1994--a virtual nationalization of the telecommunications industry, according to Simon Garfinkel, author of a book on PGP encryption. This gives the feds the legal authority to place surveillance equipment/software in the communications infrastructure, e.g., on ISP servers, internet backbones, NAPs (Network Access Points), etc., and corporations must comply or be severely penalized.

Thus, once the video cameras we see most everywhere metamorphose into web cams and proliferate, spawning a vast matrix of interconnected electronic eye-balls, the intelligence agencies need only intercept the traffic, download it to a central computer facility (e.g., the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, MA, or the Menwith Hill site in the UK, which is located over the internet backbone carrying traffic to and from Europe) where the web cam images can be scanned with sophisticated digital face scanning software to identify and track targeted people using digi-photos now available to the Feds thanks to the DPPA.

Viola, as if from some hoary midnight sci-fi flick, an instant infernal nightmare of Orwellian proportions will no longer be fiction but brute fact, and who will ultimately be financing this brave new world-wide-web of tentacular evil? Why, you, of course, the tax payer, will have funded your own enslavement. So work hard. Big Brother depends on you, my virtual soul brothers and fellow cyber slaves of the New World Order. ---------------------- End of Article ----------------------

"Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it...There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment...You had to live--did live, from habit that became instinct--in the assumption that every sound you made was heard and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized." --British intelligence agent George Orwell, 1984

Sources: Dr. Dobbs Journal, "News and Views", Dec 1998, pg. 18 Washington Post, "Sale of License Photos Sparks Uproar", 1999 Washington Post, "U.S. Helped Fund Photo Database", 02/18/99 Denver Post, "Information Highway Hits the Road," March, 2001 Denver Post, "Colorado To Map Faces...", July 4, 2001 Denver Post, "Approval of Facial Mapping Reviewed, Jul 15, 2001 Wired, "Smile: You're On Scan Camera", March 14, 2001 Wired, "Your Face Scan Dollars At Work," August 15,2001 St. Petersberg Times, "They Made Me Feel Like A Criminal", 2001 "PGP: Pretty Good Privacy," Simson Garfinkel, 1995 Media Bypass magazine, "Big Brother on the Way", 2000, p 50 "The Surveillance Society," Grant Jeffries, 2000

[End Note: This article, as published in Paranoia magazine, contained several errors and oversights. First, I neglected to note one of my primatry sources, the legendary conspiracy researcher, Texe Marrs, whose book "Project L.U.C.I.D.", was arguably the best and certainly the one that influenced me most to write the article; also, the term "cyber slave" was coined by Texe, not me, but I neglected to note that. Also, apart from a few minor errors not worth mentioning, there is no doubt that I placed too much trust and importance in the press releases of the face scan compaines, which led me to overstate the immediate (not the long term) danger; Finally, I wish to sincerely apologize to all of the honorable people who work for CIA and other intelligence agencies because the derogatory term "intelligence cults" was unjustified, though there are no doubt some elements within the intel community who deserve that label and worse in my opinion.]

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"Does the Brotherhood exist?" "That Winston, you will never know. If we choose to set you free when we have finished with you, and if you live to be ninety years old, still you will never learn whether the answer to that question is yes or no. As long as you live, it will be a riddle in your mind."
-- 1984 by George Orwell

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