On Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:07:13 -0700 (PDT), Too_Many_Tools
Post by Too_Many_Tools Post by Fair Play
On Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:25:58 -0700 (PDT), Alim Nassor
Post by Alim Nassor Post by Too_Many_Tools Post by Too_Many_Tools
In these days of computerized retail, it is a simple matter to follow
ammunition to its buyers.
Then I am reminded of all these idiot conservatives bragging about all
the ammo they have brought.
Looks like they have been doing the heavy lifting for the Government
to help find out who the potential terrorists are...the idiots with
the excessive amounts of ammo.
So go ahead...buy lots and lots of ammo...and make it on the national
Movie theater gunman had been stockpiling arsenal
The Lookout -
AURORA, Colo. The gunman who blasted his way through a packed movie
house early on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others, had
apparently been planning his attack for weeks.
"In the last 60 days he purchased four guns at local metro gun shops,
and through the Internet he purchased over 6,000 rounds of
ammunition," Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said Friday night.
LOL...always entertaining to see conservatives readily admit how
stupid they are thinking that no one is watching them, tracking their
purchases and logging their movements in this age of data tracking.
One of those traits that we liberals find amusing....kind of like when
monkeys throw feces at each other.
Please explain for the class, how, if I drive to the Walmart 20 miles
from my house, walk in, pay cash and walk out, how was I monitored,
Please use all the electrons you think you need.
If they are doing their job properly( a BIG if I grant you),
you have been videoed with face recognition technology
on entry,exit and point of sale.
At the point of sale you have produced your photo ID/Driving license
which is scanned and entered into the system.
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LOL...finally someone figures it out.
A voyage of discovery.
I didn't realize they have the second biggest computer in history next
to the Pentagon's and their own satellite network.
Wal-Mart's data center remains mystery
By Max McCoy
Globe Investigative Writer
JANE, Mo. - Call it Area 71.
Behind a fence topped with razor wire just off U.S. Highway 71 is a
bunker of a building that Wal-Mart considers so secret that it won't
even let the county assessor inside without a nondisclosure agreement.
The 125,000-square-foot building, tucked behind a new Wal-Mart
Supercenter, is only a stone's throw from the Arkansas line and about
15 miles from corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.
There is nothing about the building to give even a hint that Wal-Mart
Despite the glimpses through the fence of manicured grass and
carefully placed trees, the overall impression is that this is a
secure site that could withstand just about anything. Earth is packed
against the sides. The green roof - meant, perhaps, to blend into the
surrounding Ozarks hills - bristles with dish antennas. On one of the
heavy steel gates at the guardhouse is a notice that visitors must use
the intercom for assistance.
What the building houses is a mystery.
Wal-Mart's ability to crunch numbers is a favorite of conspiracy
theorists, and its data centers are the corporate counterpart to Area
51 at Groom Lake in the state of Nevada. According to one consumer
activist, Katherine Albrecht, even the wildest conspiracy buff might
be surprised at just how much Wal-Mart knows about its customers - and
how much more it would like to know.
"We were contacted about two years ago by somebody who runs a security
company that had been asked in a request for proposals for ways they
could link video footage with customers paying for their purchases,"
Albrecht said. "Wal-Mart would actually be able to view photos and
video of customers paying, say, for a pack of gum. At the time, it
struck me as unbelievably outlandish because of the amount of data
But Wal-Mart, according to a 2004 New York Times article, had enough
storage capacity to contain twice the amount of all the information
available on the Internet. For the technically minded, the exact
amount was for 460 terabytes of data. The prefix tera comes from the
Greek word for monster, and a terabyte is a trillion bytes, the basic
unit of computer storage.
Albrecht, founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion
and Numbering, said she never could confirm the contractor's story.
That is not surprising, since Wal-Mart seldom comments on its data
capabilities and operations.
A Globe request for information about the Jane data center was
referred at Wal-Mart headquarters to Carrie Thum, a senior information
officer and former lobbyist for the retailer.
"This is not something that we discuss publicly," Thum said. "We have
no comment. And that's off the record."
The company also deployed cutting-edge monitoring systems made by a
supplier to the U.S. Defense Department that allowed it to capture and
record the actions of anyone connected to its global computer network.
The systems' high-tech wizardry could detect the degree of flesh tone
on a viewed Internet image, and alerted monitors that a vendor sharing
Wal-Mart networks was viewing pornography.
The security operation and its surveillance technology "seems
Orwellian," says Robert K. West, founder and chief executive of
Echelon One, a security research and consulting firm composed largely
of former corporate chief information officers. Other activities, like
infiltrating critics' groups, went "beyond the scope of the typical
information security organization," he says.
Wal-Mart declined to give details about its surveillance activities. A
company spokeswoman, Sarah Clark, characterized its security
operations as normal: "Like most major corporations, it is our
corporate responsibility to have systems in place, including software
systems, to monitor threats to our network and our intellectual
property so we can protect our sensitive business information," she
said. "It is also standard practice to provide physical and
information security for our corporate events and for our board of
directors and senior executives."
According to several former Wal-Mart employees, the company's roughly
20-person Threat Research and Analysis Group hunts computer hackers
through cyberspace, trolls colleagues' emails looking for misbehavior
or proprietary-data theft and tries to plug damaging information
Members work on the third floor of the Wal-Mart's Arkansas technology
offices. They enter a separate glass-enclosed structure by holding the
palm of their hand to a biometric reader that grants them access to a
dimly lit work area. Colleagues call it the "Bat Cave