all know about the government's COBRA program
which reads every piece of email written, parses
it for key words and sends those it deems suspicious
to CIA, FBI and Secret Service agents for follow-up
action. You also know that every single telephone
call you make is under the same type of observation.
Your innocent email or casual remark during a telephone
conversation could put YOU on the suspect list and
cause more trouble for you than there are brain cells
in Russell Crow's head.
Sorry, that was a bad example.
It could cause more trouble for you than there are
lice on a Taliban latrine cleaner.
We all believe that the
last bastion of privacy is the bathroom, but even
there we are not safe (see my toilet
cam article) . And now there is an even worse
invasion of our rights. The eye-cam.
Although this science started
in China, the technology has spread rapidly and now
agents of every known and some unknown governments
are being implanted with eye-cams.
eye-cam is a device no larger than a hummingbird's
nostril. It is surgically implanted behind the cornea
of an agent. The device is not felt by the wearer,
and is controlled remotely by satellite from anywhere
in the world. Pictures from the eye-cam are broadcast
back to whichever field office is controlling the
agent In some cases data is broadcast to certain
alien colonies elsewhere in the universe.
At the moment there is no
protection from the eye-cam. You are advised to blindfold
anyone with whom you have contact before permitting
them to enter your home. Make them wear the blindfold
at all times until they are safely out of your house.
If the person claims to be a repairman, even the
repairman you called, be extra suspicious.
Be particularly careful
of people who don't appear to be looking at you,
or people who you catch looking away when your glance
darts to them. These are likely to be eye-cam wearers,
rather than people who overtly stare at you.
Remember that a hard punch
to the eye behind which the eye-cam is implanted
may disable it, but be sure you are punching the
Keep your doors locked and
whatever you do stay close to the silver foil. Blindfold
all visitors so you will never be "ready for
your close-up, Mr. DeMille."
Hayden is a member of the Paranoid
Alliance for Personal Protection (PAPP)
and is licensed to carry a concealed weapon.)