Wikileaks is releasing classified information about how the CIA does its work . There has been a lot of talk about Samsung TVs , how the CIA can listen in even if the TV is turned off .
I have a Samsung TV . I’m not sure how smart it is , though . The CIA , I heard , monkeys with Samsung smart TVs . I’m glad , in a way , that this story broke , because for a time I’ve had my suspicions .
All I know is that my TV has developed a buzz over the last couple of years . Now I know that the buzz is , most likely , clear evidence that the CIA is listening in . I think that they messed up , however , because I can overhear voices within the works of the TV. CIA voices , maybe . They’re encrypted , unfortunately , so I can’t decipher individual words .
TV in Poland , by the way , has some weird stuff going on , too . Polish TV stations broadcast plenty of American sitcoms . I can hear the English dialog , but not loud enough to understand more than one or two words every few minutes . I listen very carefully , thinking that I will be able to follow the dialog ; but , no . Meanwhile , a monotone voice reads all the parts in Polish . The whole process reminds me of my TV noise .
I can’t comment on any other countries . I don’t watch TV anywhere else . Maybe all the international spy agencies are hiding in TVs all around the world . It’s part of what they call cyber warfare , I think .
So now I have to worry about my TV eavesdropping on me . What about the radio ? If I had a smartphone then of course I’d know that that sneaky device is constantly spying on me . We’ve all known that about smart phones for years , though , haven’t we !
What is more worrying than the CIA stealing my secrets is that every large corporation in America knows more about me than I know about myself ( because I forget some of it as time goes along but their data bases don’t ) . I don’t imagine that the CIA sells my secrets to others , for example to the FBI or to the FSB , to the IRS or to Mi6 , but of course the corporate entities, on the other hand , trade my info all over the globe so that now cruise lines and pill makers , food merchants and furniture producers , electronics sellers and pet food places , grocery chains and just about everyone else knows all about me .
I guess that I just have to not let it bother me . Instead of worrying about that kind of stuff , I could worry about earthquakes . Scientists are , as always , predicting ” The Big One ” happening any day now here in California . The newspaper last week said it would most likely be centered up north from here .
Today however , there is a story about a long earthquake fault near the coast from Los Angeles all the way down to San Diego . I’d better stock a few more gallons of water and energy bars and double- check that I’ve got that wrench ready to turn off the gas . And I should check my ammunition , too , of course . This is a dog-eat-dog , every man ( person ? ) for himself ( or herself ) world . There’s carnage all over , I heard from the POTUS , in this country , and the barbarians are at the gates . Best be ready to defend ourselves .
Forget smart phones and smart TVs . Maybe , to save civilization , we should make contact with some smart human beings . I’ll talk to my TV about it . We’ll see what the CIA and I can come up with . They must have a list .