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Police Using High-Tech Device to See Through Walls Warrantlessly


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:50 AM

 

We are all aware of the mass surveillance conducted by the government agencies on us. From our phone calls, emails to web activities, chats and social network activities, everything has been interrupted by the law enforcements. And now they have crossed every limits by using a new way to spy on you. Guess What?
 
Dozens of US law enforcement agencies are quietly taking advantage of the technology that allows them to effectively "see" through walls of buildings to monitor people's activity. This has once again raised privacy questions. Privacy has become just a word as there’s nothing private left, not even our homes.
 
According to a recent report from USA Today, over 50 law enforcement agencies, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Marshals, have secretly been using the new radars for the past two years, but it came to light just last month during a court hearing in Denver .
 
 

The device, dubbed Range-R, sends out radio waves that can detect the slightest movements, including breathing, from as much as 50 feet away, as a police officer during the court hearing described the Range-R as a "hand-held Doppler radar device. It picks up breathing, human breathing and movement within a house."
 
Just by holding the device against the outside of your home, police can transmit radar pulses through the wall, allowing them to scan every object inside your house. Using it, they can detect bouncing off a moving object in particular, classifying it as either a "mover" (more active) or a "breather" (less active).
 
Over 200 Range-R devices have been sold to "50 law enforcement agencies at a cost of about $6,000 each" by a New York-based company called L-3 Communications.

 

 

Police Using High-Tech Device to See Through Walls Warrantlessly

 

If that is the case I am going to start walking around in my place nude. ...... Give them something to look at LOL



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:13 PM

If that is the case I am going to start walking around in my place nude. ...... Give them something to look at LOL

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

Let me guess, it probably causes cancer.

The picture ( http://www.range-r.com/tech/sensor.png ) on the official site makes it look like the soldier is trying to give free WiFi to some bangers. They don't seem very happy about it though.

According to the official site it can't see through metal regardless of how thin it is; essentially one of the most powerful pieces of surveillence equipment of our time can be defeated by tinfoil.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:41 PM

According to the official site it can't see through metal regardless of how thin it is; essentially one of the most powerful pieces of surveillence equipment of our time can be defeated by tinfoil.

Weird Al and I knew about this for a looooong time.

 

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Edited by Bezukhov, 28 January 2015 - 09:42 PM.

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