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The Obama Administration needs to know what you're doing and saying on the bus.
Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations, according to documents obtained by a news outlet.
The systems are being installed in San Francisco, Baltimore, and other cities with funding from the Department of Homeland Security in some cases, according to the Daily, which obtained copies of contracts, procurement requests, specs and other documents.
The use of the equipment raises serious questions about eavesdropping without a warrant, particularly since recordings of passengers could be obtained and used by law enforcement agencies.
It also raises questions about security, since the IP audio-video systems can be accessed remotely via a built-in web server (.pdf), and can be combined with GPS data to track the movement of buses and passengers throughout the city.
Remember when the civil libertarians went berserk because George Bush tried to peek at a few library records? Yet Dear Leader clearly wants to follow our every move, and there's nary a peep.
No doubt he'll be adding the bus surveillance tapes to our permanent record. Oh, you didn't know that Eric Holder has a dossier on every man, woman, and child in the United States?
Because the Fourth Amendment only matters when a Republican says he's trying to catch terrorists! (Democrats give F-16s to the terrorists, but I digress...)
So what's next in Gulag America? Mandatory RFID chips, implanted at birth?
Yeah, I know, don't give 'em any ideas. But remember,
they're already putting them into our cars.
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