CIA money behind Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS
Through MAC address the government will be able to track you and know where you go. This is a clear invasion of privacy. Read on for more details.
Original Link: http://qbit.cc/cia-money-behind-wi-f...ng-system-wps/
How amazing would it be if you could walk into McTaco King and order that mid-morning bacon taco meal with Mountain Dew Big Gulp from your mobile device? Just imagine as you approach the restaurant, a menu pops up on your screen, the phone makes suggestions and helps you super-size your order, before you even set foot in the restaurant!
This advertisers wet dream is about to become reality, thanks to WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) infrastructure pioneered by CIA front company Skyhook (formerly Quarterscope) and currently being implemented by several other intelligence-connected companies, including Google, Apple, and Navizon (which is supplying data to Microsoft).
WPS geolocates wireless network devices using a database of known wireless access points, such as in coffee shops. Since at least 2004, WPS companies like Skyhook and Google have been war-driving for access point data. More about the technical aspects of this later.
How did you conclude that Skyhook is an intelligence front company?
Follow the money.
In 2008 former CIA director George Tenet became Managing Director of Allen & Company, an investment bank that provided funding for Skyhooks WPS development and Googles IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 2004, while he was still director of the CIA.
Skyhook was also funded by shadowy investment firm Alliance Capital. Frank Savage, Alliance Capitals former board chairman, also served on the board of Lockheed Martin and Enron. Alliance was Enrons largest shareholder.
Regardless of where the seed money came from, you can now buy this WPS data commercially. Intelligence agencies are putting a lot of effort into developing new tracking and identification technologies. Once they turn these technologies loose on society, the corporations exploit them, resulting in even more personal data being exchanged on private networks, which intelligence agencies can snoop on at will with their
What exactly is WPS and how does it work?
Nearly every modern network connected device (phone, computer network card, cable modem, wireless router, bluetooth headset, etc), has a unique number called aMACaddress (Media Access Control, not Apple) built in.
Please note that even if a mobile device doesnt obtain an IP address when connecting to wi-fi, merely conducting a normal SSID (Session ID) scan can result in exchanging MAC addresses with access points. Wireless devices scan for access points automatically, if you leave the default settings, resulting in the mobile obtaining the MAC addres of the access point and potentially revealing its own MAC, depending on the type of scan.
MAC addresses are embedded in beacon frames, which are part of the hardware link between wireless devices. Under exactly what circumstances would MAC address be transmitted by the mobile during a SSID scan, rather than scanning passively? I dont know, but well put that idea on the back burner for now.
Here is the relevant thing you need to know about them: they are unique and can identify any network connected device, wired or wireless, bluetooth, 802.11, etc. The good news is you can change a devices MAC address. The bad news is, that doesnt really matter because that new number can be immediately correlated with your voice print and other biometric signatures in realtime by the mobile device (see Iphone trojan link below)
WPS is not generally used alone for geolocation. Hybrid systems including GPS and cell triangulation are more commonly used to geolocate. the advantage of adding WPS is that you can be located anywhere theres a known wi-fi, such as inside buildings. and you can be triangulated more accurately than cell + GPS using a large number of access points. How often have you been in an urban setting and seen 10 or 20 or more access points in the list? If the exact location of those access points are known, they can all be used together to triangulate the mobile more precisely.
So my phone trades MAC addresses with a restaurants Wi-Fi. They show me the daily specials. Arent there potential benefits to something like this?
Yes, there are many potential benefits to advertisers, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies who want to track masses of people. WPS is going to dovetail beautifully with the NSAs Main Core and Apples new biometric Iphone trojan.
The only potential benefit to you is that you will not have to speak to the person behind the counter and your lattill be ready faster.
Intelligence agencies and DARPA are creating an AI surveillance cloud right before our eyes. Dont think that because you dont have an Iphone means the 3 people sitting around you havent had their trojans activated to identify your voice print and snoop on your conversation.
We already know how this ends. You better not be reading qbit.cc either or youre going on their shit list!__________________
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With the CIA funding google wifi [aka wi-spy] and google providing free wifi across India it kinda makes you wonder. The Pentagon can't even figure out what the fuck they launched off the coast of California and they actually expect us to believe it was a jet or an optical illusion? These continuous false flags keeps the sheep happy in la la land and we somehow tolerate pouring billions of dollars into "defense" when the majority of Americans are barely getting by. And despite this epic embarrassment we will no doubt look the other way when Obama follows in Bush's footsteps continuing to spend more and more money on "intelligence" and expanding the "Patriot Act"
This will no doubt result in the further erosion of our civil liberties and Americans will gladly give up a little privacy for the illusion of safety. all the money invested in "security" defense and "intelligence" the pentagon actually expects us to believe that the "mystery missile" #GTFO kinda makes the pentagon look like ignorant dumbasses... oh wait, that's right. they are! #yeahisaidit and if i just offended you then you are either too ignorant or stupid to see the whole picture!
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