Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Articles Posted in the " Civil Liberties " Category

  • FBI Flew Surveillance Aircraft 122 Times in 7 Days [Aug 25 – 31]

    Domestic spyplane over Disneyland.

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation flew 46 of 100 surveillance aircraft a total of 122 times during the seven day period of August 25th through the 31st. This is a high benchmark in the overall activity of the domestic spy-plane fleet.

    The FBI, in speaking with the Associated Press, stated that these flights are “above the board.” With such a high number of flights, many times concentrated in the same States and cities across the U.S., that claim does nothing but placate those who wish to hear no more news of government


  • FBI Sky Spies Weekly Update [Aug 18 – 24]

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    The FBI flew surveillance aircraft at least 93 times in the seven day period between August 18th and the 24th. Out of the entire fleet of 100 aircraft, 39 were flown above cities of varying size, and on several occasions over nature preserves, college campuses and even amusement parks. The Twin Cities were surveilled, or at least circled by one aircraft which flew a surprisingly large circle around the entire metro that reached all the way to Somerset, Wisconsin.

    The Post has been conducting these weekly audits for several weeks now, and this author, after


  • Secrecy Within the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

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    It is no secret that Minnesota law enforcement generally want to keep hidden from the people new technology that conduct surveillance and monitor people. Just review the past several years of my blog on matters such as Stingray, KingFish, and to some extent automatic license plate readers, among other topics I have written about.

    It was through data request’s that I found out that at least the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), even though the data was limited, owned or operated cellular exploitative devices, such as Kingfish and Stingray. It took the questioning by the State



  • FBI Sky Spies Weekly Update [Aug 4 – 10]

    From August 4th through the 10th, the FBI flew surveillance aircraft 27 times over various locations across the United States.

    They used 15 of the 100 aircraft in the surveillance fleet, compared to 52 aircraft during the last seven day period the North Star Post audited.

    This represents either much more limited aerial surveillance activity, or a tightening of the availability of flight tracking data, or a combination of both. The Post primarily uses FlightRadar24, a public aviation tracking website that it is not difficult for aircraft owners and operators to pull tracking data from, typically with a request to


  • FBI Aerial Surveillance Flight Data

    August 25th – August 31st

    Part I

    Part II

    Part III


    August 18th – August 24th

    Part I

    Part II


    August 11th – August 17th

    This photo set includes the circular, persistent surveillance flights, and other transitory flight data.


    August 4th – August 10th

    These photo sets include only the circular, persistent surveillance flights, other flight data was left out.

    Eastern US

    Central US

    Southern US

    Western US


    July 28th – August 3rd

    These photo sets include only the circular, persistent surveillance flights, other flight data was left out.

    Part I

    Part II

    Part III



  • Florida Law Enforcement Surveillance Operation Hidden Behind Front Company

    – Frequently airborne surveillance aircraft in Florida registered to non-existent company, the phone number of which rings the desk of an analyst at the Southeast Florida Fusion Center.

    – Miami-Dade Police Department is not allowing information requests pursuant to surveillance operations, aerial or otherwise, and at this time has not confirmed or denied that the aircraft in question is operated by law enforcement.

    Cessna aircraft N786TF has been airborne most recently [upon last check] on July 30th over Pompano Beach, North of Fort Lauderdale.

    – [Update: August 6th, 1030am]
    Broward Sheriffs Public Information Office denied our inquiries “Any information


  • Tracking the “FBI Sky Spies”

    WAPS tech – militarization of surveillance comes home to roost…

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    Below is a listing of 100 aircraft registered to shell companies that do not exist. The Federal Bureau of Investigation registered the aircraft in this way to hide the operation from US citizens. At the time of posting, a number of these aircraft are most likely airborne over American cities, equipped with advanced, very high resolution imaging and video technology, StingRay the secretive bulk cellular phone tracking technology, and almost certainly infrared / nightvision or other hardware. A denied FOIA is being appealed and