* Feedback and suggestions invited on COST 281 - A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams - "CONTROLLED AMERICA LECTURE" - Greenpeace Activist News (21/5/03)

Feedback and suggestions invited on COST 281

Hi Klaus: I should have mentioned yesterday in my report on COST 281
workshop that, in his closing address, Dr. Tom McManus, Dep. of
Enterprise, Dublin (workshop host) expressly requested attendees to
email him feedback on the COST 281 workshop within a couple of weeks. In
particular, he would like them to note strengths and weaknesses plus
suggestions for upcoming COST workshops.

Having attended the meeting, I am qualified to avail of this opportunity
to give feedback and suggestions to Dr. McManus. But before tapping out
ideas, I would love input from your list --and sent to you for
posting--on what might be best to mention. Of course, the absence of any
specialists--scientists, doctors or/and engineers--among the presenters
whose facts would have helped lessen the deplorable bias in favour of
absence of illhealth effects from mobile telephony calls out for a
strong mention.

The programme of events, etc can be accessed at www.cost281.org. The
next COST 281 workshop on same topic is scheduled for Nov. 15-16, 2003
in Budapest, Hungary. Preparations for ensuring our strong presence
there should begin as soon as possible.

Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland.

A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams
By Noah Shachtman

02:00 AM May. 20, 2003 PT

It's a memory aid! A robotic assistant! An epidemic detector! An
all-seeing, ultra-intrusive spying program! The Pentagon is about to
embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather
every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all
the information and make it searchable.

What national security experts and civil libertarians want to know is,
why would the Defense Department want to do such a thing? The embryonic
LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant
database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web
page surfed, every phone call made, every TV show watched, every
magazine read. All of this -- and more -- would combine with information
gleaned from a variety of sources: a GPS transmitter to keep tabs on
where that person went, audio-visual sensors to capture what he or she
sees or says, and biomedical monitors to keep track of the individual's health.

This gigantic amalgamation of personal information could then be used to
"trace the 'threads' of an individual's life," to see exactly how a
relationship or events developed, according to a briefing from the
Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, LifeLog's sponsor. Someone
with access to the database could "retrieve a specific thread of past
transactions, or recall an experience from a few seconds ago or from
many years earlier ... by using a search-engine interface."

On the surface, the project seems like the latest in a long line of
DARPA's "blue sky" research efforts, most of which never make it out of
the lab. But DARPA is currently asking businesses and universities for
research proposals to begin moving LifeLog forward. And some people,
such as Steven Aftergood, a defense analyst with the Federation of
American Scientists, are worried.

With its controversial Total Information Awareness database project,
DARPA already is planning to track all of an individual's "transactional
data" -- like what we buy and who gets our e-mail. While the parameters
of the project have not yet been determined, Aftergood said he believes
LifeLog could go far beyond TIA's scope, adding physical information
(like how we feel) and media data (like what we read) to this
transactional data. "LifeLog has the potential to become something like
'TIA cubed,'" he said. In the private sector, a number of LifeLog-like
efforts already are underway to digitally archive one's life -- to
create a "surrogate memory," as minicomputer pioneer Gordon Bell calls it.

Bell, now with Microsoft, scans all his letters and memos, records his
conversations, saves all the Web pages he's visited and e-mails he's
received and puts them into an electronic storehouse dubbed MyLifeBits.
DARPA's LifeLog would take this concept several steps further by
tracking where people go and what they see. That makes the project
similar to the work of University of Toronto professor Steve Mann. Since
his teen years in the 1970s, Mann, a self-styled "cyborg," has worn a
camera and an array of sensors to record his existence. He claims he's
convinced 20 to 30 of his current and former students to do the same.
It's all part of an experiment into "existential technology" and "the
metaphysics of free will."

Darpa isn't quite so philosophical about LifeLog. But the agency does
see some potential battlefield uses for the program. "The technology
could allow the military to develop computerized assistants for
warfighters and commanders that can be more effective because they can
easily access the user's past experiences," Darpa spokeswoman Jan Walker
speculated in an e-mail. It also could allow the military to develop
more efficient computerized training systems, she said: Computers could
remember how each student learns and interacts with the training system,
then tailor the lessons accordingly.

John Pike, director of defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said he
finds the explanations "hard to believe." "It looks like an outgrowth of
Total Information Awareness and other Darpa homeland security
surveillance programs," he added in an e-mail.

Sure, LifeLog could be used to train robotic assistants. But it also
could become a way to profile suspected terrorists, said Cory Doctorow,
with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In other words, Osama bin
Laden's agent takes a walk around the block at 10 each morning, buys a
bagel and a newspaper at the corner store and then calls his mother. You
do the same things -- so maybe you're an al Qaeda member, too!

"The more that an individual's characteristic behavior patterns --
'routines, relationships, and habits' -- can be represented in digital
form, the easier it would become to distinguish among different
individuals, or to monitor one," Aftergood, the Federation of American
Scientists analyst, wrote in an e-mail.

In its LifeLog report, Darpa makes some nods to privacy protection, like
when it suggests that "properly anonymized access to LifeLog data might
support medical research and the early detection of an emerging epidemic."

But before these grand plans get underway, LifeLog will start small.
Right now, Darpa is asking industry and academics to submit proposals
for 18-month research efforts, with a possible 24-month extension.
(Darpa is not sure yet how much money it will sink into the program.)
The researchers will be the centerpiece of their own study. Like a game
show, winning this Darpa prize eventually will earn the lucky scientists
a trip for three to Washington, D.C. Except on this excursion, every
participating scientist's e-mail to the travel agent, every padded bar
bill and every mad lunge for a cab will be monitored, categorized and
later dissected.

Sources: http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,58909,00.html




Saturday, July 12, & Sunday July 13, 2003
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
U.C. Davis,
Davis, California
$35.00 each day

Learn about GPS satellite & Microchips, Government Mind Control Programs,
Directed Energy Weapons Harassment, HAARP, CIA

Controlled America lectures were formed to educate the public about the
Government's Directed Energy Program. Through rallies, lectures, videos,
and books they expose the human rights abuses/torture involving the U.S.
Government, military, C.I.A., F.B.I. and Independent Contractors and
their use of bio-electronic weapons (such as extremely low frequency
electromagnetic weapons, which have been used as mind control devices).


Cheryl Welsh - Director of Citizens Against Human Rights Abuse (CAHRA)
since 1996. This organization was formed by a group of victims ofalleged
nonconsensual human experimentation involving electromagnetic and
neurological weapon testing programs by the U.S. and other governments.
Cheryl is recognized by the United Nations as an expert on Non-lethal
Technology (Directed Energy Weapons). Cheryl has been on a CNN program
to explain the use of Directed Energy Weapons on U.S. citizens. She has
co-authored several books including "International Campaign to End Human
Rights Violations Involving Classified New Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Electromagnetic and Neurological Technologies"

Recently she has authored two articles for the UFO Magazine Feb/March
2003 and April/May 2003 "Cover Stories Torn Away: New Evidence of Active
Mind Control." http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~welsh. Welsh@dcn.davis.ca.us

Jerry E. Smith - Author of "HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the
Conspiracy" (a title in the Mind-Control Conspiracy Series from
Adventures Unlimited Press (August 1998)). Jerry has been a writer, poet, editor
and activist for over three decades. His bibliography of published works
includes chapbooks of his poetry, a handful of fiction pieces, several
"ghostwritten" books and over 100 non-fiction articles and reviews.
Jerry has been on many radio shows and was featured on the PAX TV show
"Encounters with the Unexplained."
http://www.jerryesmith.com and his email is jerryesmith@gbis.com

Dr. A. Michrowski -A world renowned scientist who has conducted extensive
studies on how electromagnetic energy effects a human being and the
environment they live in. He has a newsletter called Essentia and he
helps run the Plantetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE). On his
website http://www.essentia.ca/ you can find books, EM detectors and
health aids. He will be on video tape and his lecture is entitled
"Health Physics: radiation protection, detection procedure, guidelines,
typical problem/inexpensive solutions." Oriented for health
practitioners, engineers, electricians, and responsible laypersons.

Clayton Douglas - Lecturer and Writer, Clay is the Publisher of the
monthly Free American Magazine and Host of the daily radio show The Free
American Radio Hour, and was a Founding Member of The American Media
Association (AMA). Free American Group 2943 US Highway 380 Bingham, NM
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Ted Gunderson - Ted is a retired FBI Sr. Special Agent-in-charge in the
Los Angeles office. Some of his more high profile cases have been the
McMartin preschool, Polly Klass, and Franklin cover-up.

Celerino "Cele" Castillo - Worked for the DEA for many year and was a
twenty year criminal investigator, specializing in drug cases.
http://www.drugwar.com/ powderburns@prodigy.net

Dr. Hal Tracey - One of the Founders of the International Tesla Society,
Dr. Tracey is a scientist who is well versed on how electromagnetic
energy and other energies affect a person's health and their environment.

Other speakers and schedules to be announced.

Contact: MARY ANN STRATTON at controlledamerica1@earthlink.net
or Mike Duffey at mindcontroltv@yahoo.com

Informant: Romy

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