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Marty

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Group Supports Technology to Turn On TVs and Radios for Emergency Warnings:

The Partnership for Public Warning is asking broadcasters to consider technology that would enable government agencies to turn on consumers' televisions and radios to give warnings in emergencies. To meet FCC requirements, radio and TV broadcasters and cable companies, since 1997, have had equipment that enables them to send a signal for sets to turn on, but currently, manufacturers aren't required to make sets that can respond to the signal.

[ok, so what's to say the technology cannot be used for bugging a residence?  Just add a microphone to the receiver.]

(Edited by Marty at 10:28 am on April 12, 2002)
 

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Actually, any speaker can be used as a microphone. Spooks wire bugs into car am/fm radios this way and it's hard to find since the guys sweeping for bugs are looking for a mic. How does the speaker do this? When you talk your voice sound waves move the speaker cone just like when it's playing music, which is a form of modulation.

Anyone remember Pablo Escabar the Columbian drug dealer? Our CIA, Delta and other alphabet agencies chased him for years. His downfall was his cellphone. Our spooks enabled it to be a hot mike and locator when he had it in the charger charging the battery. Take the batttery off your cellphone if you don't want to be pinpointed. Mark Bowden (Blackhawk Down writer), wrote a book about the hunt for Pablo called "The Hunt for Pablo Escabar". Fascinating reading about our government's ability to track someone.
 
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