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Encyclopedia > Surveillance abuse

Surveillance abuse is the use of surveillance methods or technology to monitor the activity of an individual or group of individuals in a way which violates the social norms or laws of a society. Mass surveillance by the state may constitute surveillance abuse if not appropriately regulated. Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior. ... It has been suggested that Convention (norm) be merged into this article or section. ... Mass surveillance is the pervasive surveillance of an entire population, or a substantial fraction thereof. ...

Covert surveillance by police and the use of informants to conduct surveillance was introduced in the 16th century in Europe. In the mid 1800s in the United States, most large cities had police forces which covertly surveiled suspected criminals and others deemed "radical" or otherwise undesirable. Allegations of surveillance abuse increased as this practice became more common (Marx & Fijnaut). An informant (sometimes informer) is someone who provides information to law enforcement agencies. ...

In modern times, surveillance abuse has become more widespread through corporate and industrial use of private security firms which may be used to conduct industrial espionage, monitor competitors, and target trade union leaders. This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

During the FBI's COINTELPRO operations, there was widespread surveillance abuse which targeted political dissidents, primarily on the political left. // At present, the FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes and is second to only the United States Marshal Service in terms of law enforcement jurisdiction (although the USMS by practice relegates itself to judicial duties, making the FBI the de-facto lead... COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) is a program of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. ... A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively opposes an established opinion, policy, or structure. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Left-Right politics. ...


(" More specifically, various forms of harassments have been surfaced by governments today. Most of the time it is during political turmoil, or during wartime. People who are outspoken and aligned themselves with common sense and realities do may find themselves under surveillance.

24/7 secret or noticable surveillance ( as a warning )by personnel associated with Security Agencies, from either a distance or being close to the victim, in common areas entering public transportation suddenly flip-open their cell phones within minutes of victims presence or in cars driving alongside or in front of the vehicle which might have been tracking-deviced with implying plate numbers like MFU 91 G.., UF(your initials UF[A] 69 [XX] or NAB 99.., MAF 14U... JAB 45.. (can be your age or if you are a GOD loving person speaking up from the scriptures, these car plate numbers would be AWS 33 90D for (awsome 33 GOD) . There can be worse ones if you happen to be a zealot of certain kind though. If you happen to be in a particular religion or cult or nationality then the plates may turn into UAT... or UFT... Security Departments are known to "literally" bother Motor Vehicle Departments for such plate-number databases and employment resource info's. An all intrusive Government will buy out citizans or even friends and close-circlesof people under surveillance,secretly. Certain anti-humanistic industries and harmful secret societies can have a great interest in this whole apparatus as well. Their main goal as often is to bring up a society with no common sense and no humanistic ideas through various forms of media and propaganda. In a rapidly integrating world these elements may also support extremist views and build on past wars and nationalsm as well as religious differences. Unfortunately their power is based on the silence of the vast sound thinking majority.

While on-line government contractor web-site pop-op's may be used as a warnings. You could get email pop-ups as "Your Life Insurance for less than." promotions coincidently with something you did or said and exposed special interest groups operating with government resources.

Depending on your dissent or your opposing views or even your sincere useful suggestions which they could find not in their best interest the People in Power can create a weired Monster unheart of with maybe good intentions but unacceptable catastrophic social results. The psychological impact on people under surveillance and the possibility of reacting in revenge has no importance on these elements of these various Security Agencies which indicates they lack integrity and moral codes. A careless selfish way of endless privacy intrusions in many different forms can be put under a secretive agenda of a Security Agency no one has ever imagined. Listening to phone lines are bottom line intrusions.

A large database of private information has been continuously gathered to play with victims who are under surveillance.Frequencies of all kinds of different types of Homeland Security intrusions and harassments can vary from less to high levels. Nowadays the practice to monitor on-line activity is common then based on the information gathered they can taylor plans for that individual to encounter him/her with the events associated with his/her internet surfing. These behind the scene elements do set up scenarious as well. But these are not limited to online activities. Listening devices and thermal sensors can intrude virtually any state of you in your own Home or outside. Another way of "answering" to the person under surveillance is the " foxation " or the behind the scene celebritization of that individual/s. The person has been given a character on a TV show and ridiculed the same day associated with an event or casual happening in his/her real life. Example if you were arrested on a particular day you would see yourself as a TV character being arrested.

There can be street thug/s involvement with continuous roaming, noise making around your House or alongside when you drive. There can be even law enforcement involvement and ticketing. Many times contact is made to private phones instead of official radios or walky-talkies since there is no crime involved. Some of these contacted - employed individuals can act overzealous and in some cases aggressively if they have a character flaw hence a government force is backing them. The feeling beeing untouchable can make them confidently brutal. Whole police departments or districts and even firefighters can be deployed and toyed around only to be used for exercise purposes. But only the individual/s involved in this surveillance is aware of the whole picture. Many people under surveillance will not even know they are under surveillance but once they notice, the cat and mouse game begins and has little ethics in terms of privacy and human rights,etc. Governments on the other hand reject the charges and won't admit openly. This in turn creates a Human Rights Violation in itself.

Job appointments can be intercepted with hiring personnel or even a lawyer-client confidency could be violated by Shadow Security Elements.

Good news is: in a civilized and advanced society these intrusions are mostly harmless in terms of bodily injury but can be fatal 'accidentally'. Consider yourself in front of a roaming Bison Herd."

Ertugrul Abaci (USA)



See also

A police state is a political condition where the government maintains strict control over society, particularly through suspension of civil rights and often with the use of a force of secret police. ... Political repression is the oppression or persecution of an individual or group for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability to take part in the political life of society. ...


Churchill, Ward and Jim Vander Wall. (1988) Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Boston: South End Press.

Churchill, Ward and Jim Vander Wall. (1989). COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States. Boston: South End Press.

Davis, James Kirkpatrick. (1997). Assault on the Left: The FBI and the Sixties Antiwar Movement. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Donner, Frank J. (1980). The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of America’s Political Intelligence System. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Donner, Frank J. (1990). Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Fijnaut, Cyrille and Gary T. Marx. (1995). Under Cover: Police Surveillance in Comparative Perspective. The Hague: Kluwer Law International.

Marx, Gary T. (1988).Under Cover: Police Surveillance in America. Berkeley: Twentieth Century Fund/University of California Press.

O'Reilly, Kenneth. (1988). "Racial Matters:" The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960—1972. New York: Free Press.

Staples, William G. (2000). Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

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