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Big Brother Surveillance Watching the US?

Sept. 11 turned much of the West into a high surveillance society. And hi-tech devices could soon enable the government to track our lives more than we’d like. Read Transcript


Reporter: 9/11 TURNED

MUCH OF THE WEST INTO A

SUPER SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY.

AND HIGH-TECH DEVICES AND

INNOVATIONS WILL SOON ENABLE

THAT SOCIETY TO TRACK

EVERYONE ALL OF THE TIME.

IT MAY NOT BE GEORGE

ORWELL'S NIGHTMARE WORLD OF

1984, WHERE BROTHER CAN SEE

ALL, BUT IT FORCING THE

CREATION OF SUCH TOOLS.

WE'RE TALKING LITTLE

BROTHER NOW.

AND WE'RE TALKING BIG

BROTHER DOWN THE ROAD.

Reporter: ATTEMPTS TO

TRACK TERRORISTS AND ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS, IT LED TO

MASSIVE WAYS TO I.D. PEOPLE

WITHOUT ANY DOUBT.

USING BIOMETRICS.

THE PROGRAM, CALLED "REAL

I.D.," WOULD MARRY OUR

METRICS WITH ALL DRIVER'S

LICENSE.

IT WOULD REQUIRE ALL

STAGES TO PERFORM TO YOUR

DRIVER'S LICENSE.

IT BASICALLY CREATES A

NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD.

CENTER --

ENACTED

LAWS SAYING THAT REAL I.D.

WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED IN

THEIR STATES.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

PROPOSED TO BOOT ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS OUT OF THE

AMERICAN WORKPLACE.

SOME OBJECT TO ITS

OVERREACH.

eVERIFY IS KIND OF THE

GOVERNMENT INSERTING ITSELF

BETWEEN THE EMPLOYER AND

EMPLOYEE.

THE EMPLOYER MUST COLLECT

CERTAIN INFORMATION AND SEND

IT OVER TO THE GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: AND THE

GOVERNMENT WILL LET THE

COMPANY KNOW IF THEY SHOULD

HIRE OR FIRE THE EMPLOYER.

AND HE COMPLAINS THE DATA

BASES ARE FILLED WITH

ERRORS.

PEOPLE ARE BEING REJECTED

FOR EMPLOYMENT, OR THEY LOSE

THE EMPLOYMENT THEY ALREADY

HAVE BASED ON INFORMATION IN

THE SYSTEM THAT MAY OR MAY

NOT BE TRUE.

Reporter: THEN THERE

ARE THE AIRPORT SECURITY

SYSTEMS THAT HAVE MILLIONS

OF AMERICAN FLIERS COPING

SEARCHES.

TO SHOW CELLULITE.

THEY SHOW EVERY SINGLE PIECE

OF THE HUMAN BODY.

Reporter: SUCH PROGRAMS

AND MEASURES CAN I IMPINGE

ON EVERY CITIZEN.

A LOT OF THESE PROGRAMS

ARE PUSHED TO FIGHT THE

BOOGIEMAN -- WHATEVER THE

BOOGIEMAN HAPPENS TO BE.

BUT THEY ENSNARL ALL

AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Reporter: TINY RADIO

FREQUENCIES, CALLED R.F.

I.D.s ARE BEING EN

INVENTORYED AND TRACKED.

MANY ARE ENDING UP IN

LIVESTOCK AND PETS.

SOME GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS IN

SOME CITIES ARE MAKING THIS

CHIPPING MANDATORY.

IT IS NOW BECOMING MUCH MORE

ACCEPTABLE TO USE

BIOMETRICS, R.I.D.s ON

PEOPLE.

IT CAN HELP TRACK LOST OR

KIDNAPPED KIDS OR

ALZHEIMER'S VICTIMS WHO

WANDER OFF.

BUT THEY CAN BE USED TO

CONTROL PEOPLE MORE.

IT CAN BE SEEN IN SCHOOLS

WHERE KIDS HAVE TO HAVE

THREE BIOMETRICS CHECKED

BEFORE THEY CAN GET FOOD

FROM THE CAF FEARIA.

CAFETERIA.

THIS CHIPPING MAY SEEM

STRANGE NOW, BUT HE THINKS

IT WILL BECOME COMMO AS

COMMON PLACE AS IT SPREADS.

SOME WILL SAY, OF COURSE

YOU NEED CHIPPING SO YOU

DON'T GET LOST.

Reporter: WE MIGHT BE

BETTER OFF DOING ALL OUR

TRANSACTIONS THROUGH IN

PLANTED CHIPS UNDER OUR

SKIN.

SOON OUR MEDICAL RECORDS

WILL BE ADDED TO THESE

I.D.s AND TRACKABLE

SYSTEMS.

THE WORRY IS IF ANYTHING YOU

BUY AND HOW YOU LIVE YOUR

LIFE AND ALL OF YOUR MEDICAL

SECRETS CAN BE KNOWN, HOW

WILL IT BE USED AGAINST YOU?

DENY YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE?

IT WILL GROW AND GROW AND

GROW.

Reporter: ALMOST

ANYTHING CAN BE ADDED TO THE

R.F.I.D.s ON YOU OR THE

CHIPS IN YOU.

THE ARGUMENT CAN BE MADE

THAT THE POLICE NEED TO KNOW

WHO HAS GUNS.

Reporter: SOON THE

DRONES KILLING IN PAKISTAN

WILL BE PATROLLING AMERICAN

BORDERS AND CITIES AND

THEY'LL HAVE ACCESS TO ALL

OF THAT DATA ABOUT AMERICAN

CITIZENS.

IT IS UNNERVING TO THINK

ABOUT UNMANNED DRONES FLYING

ABOVE US.

Reporter: EVERYONE

WANTS TO FIGHT TERROR AND

CRIME AND HAVE A SECURE

NATION --

BUT WHEN IT IS DONE AT

THE COST OF PRIVACY OF EVERY

DAY LIFE, IT'S NOT REALLY IN

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL

PROTECTIONS AND PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

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