Subject: Re: A weird contraption ? - new projects ?
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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 05:02:57 GMT
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Organization: AT&T Worldnet
The following is for any curious readers. It is about cell towers (radars)
being used to track everyone in town. In addition, if the people carry their
cell-phones, they can be identified too.
"...users of the new technology could focus in on areas hundreds of miles
away and bring up a display showing any moving vehicles and people."
< I bet such things won't make the news unless they have already been tested
and proven to be workable. >
"Paul Hirose" wrote in message
> >From an article in The Observer (UK):
> How mobile phones let spies see our every move
> Government's secret Celldar project will allow surveillance of anyone,
> at any time and anywhere there is a phone signal
> Jason Burke and Peter Warren
> Sunday October 13, 2002
> The Observer
> Secret radar technology research that will allow the biggest-ever
> extension of 'Big Brother'-style surveillance in the UK is being
> funded by the Government.
> The radical new system, which has outraged civil liberties groups,
> uses mobile phone masts to allow security authorities to watch
> vehicles and individuals 'in real time' almost anywhere in Britain.
> The technology 'sees' the shapes made when radio waves emitted by
> mobile phone masts meet an obstruction. Signals bounced back by
> immobile objects, such as walls or trees, are filtered out by the
> receiver. This allows anything moving, such as cars or people, to be
> tracked. Previously, radar needed massive fixed equipment to work and
> transmissions from mobile phone masts were thought too weak to be
> Full article is available here:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Hirose)
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"Alik S." wrote in message
> On any given day there are a few of them on ebay , I think they sell for
> email@example.com wrote in message news:<3d900217.921751@News.oco.net>...
> > I am looking for a man-portable Ground Surveillance Radar System.
> > Military designations for such units are AN/PPS-4, -5, -6, -9, and
> > -15. Does anyone have such a unit they want to sell or know where I
> > might find one.
> > Douglas Thomas
> > Phoenix, AZ
> > firstname.lastname@example.org