This Is Likely A Hoax.. But was entertaining while it lasted :P
>>>Reason for forced digital switchover in US and UK: Government and industry watching us to build profiles, launch invasive advertising
Hidden Spy Camera & Mic Found Inside Digital TV Box 180209top
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A popular video circulating on You Tube shows the discovery of a spy camera and a microphone hidden inside a digital TV converter box. Such devices are part of a government and industry surveillance program that is undoubtedly connected to the forced digital TV switchover being rolled out in the UK and US.
â€œI could not believe my eyes,â€ states the blurb accompanying the video clip, â€œI have a friend who is kind of a conspiracy theorist. He was trying to convince me that many of the digital TV convert boxes that are coming out have microphones and cameras built into them. Knowing a bit about electronics I bought one of these devices opened it up fully intending on proving him wrong. To my surprise he was right. This device has both a miniature camera lens and what looks like a microphone. I was so shocked I took pictures and video. Please send this out to everyone you know who is using one of these devices.â€
The camera and microphone were hidden inside a MAGNAVOX TB110MW9 Digital to Analog Converter box.
Watch the clip.
The need to mandate a mass roll out of such hidden surveillance devices is undoubtedly one of the reasons that governments in both the UK and the US, as well as eventually the entire planet, are overseeing a forced switchover to digital TV and killing traditional analogue broadcasts. The vast majority of TVâ€™s require a digital decoder box to receive digital TV transmissions.
By installing covert spy devices and hidden microphones inside our all but mandatory digital boxes, the government and whatever corporate entities get a slice of the pie, have direct access to our living rooms. This is the ultimate Big Brother scenario whereby the majority of Americans and Europeans will have Orwellian telescreens watching their every move.
Many will dismiss such claims as conspiracy fodder, but the fact is that Americans have been spied on for decades, previously under the Echelon program and more recently as part of the Bush administrationâ€™s warrantless wiretapping program.
As former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice recently revealed, â€œThe National Security Agency had access to all Americansâ€™ communications â€” faxes, phone calls, and their computer communications,â€ Tice claimed. â€œIt didnâ€™t matter whether you were in Kansas, in the middle of the country, and you never made foreign communications at all. They monitored all communications.â€