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Satellite Surveillance

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Summary:
Satellite surveillance is one of those things that we have just become
used to accepting. We see it depicted on television, and the truth is
that surveillance by satellite is often very good. And the space above
the planet is full of satellites that can be used to look down on
whatever we might be doing. Satellites are used to track the weather,
look at enemy bases and territory, and even to find people. However, the
protection of privacy restricts law enforcement from using this type of
surveillance too much.


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Spies, spy gear, surveillance products, Spy Gadgets


Article Body:
Satellite surveillance is one of those things that we have just become
used to accepting. We see it depicted on television, and the truth is
that surveillance by satellite is often very good. And the space above
the planet is full of satellites that can be used to look down on
whatever we might be doing. Satellites are used to track the weather,
look at enemy bases and territory, and even to find people. However, the
protection of privacy restricts law enforcement from using this type of
surveillance too much.

Satellite surveillance can also be used by more “regular” people. Anytime
you use a GPS tracker or system, you are making use of satellites to
figure out position and track the location of your GPS device (whether
you are using it to figure out where you are or are using it to find out
where your teenager is). Satellites are used in this network to help you
keep track of where you and your loved ones are.

Satellite surveillance is also occasionally used to keep track of
suspected criminals or people out on parole. This is because satellite
picture is so accurate. It can literally see an object three inches wide
on a pavement. Of course, satellites do not just randomly “see” these
things. In order to see something that small, the satellite has to be
trained on that area and then directed to enhance the image. So you are
unlikely to be randomly spied on to any effect from a satellite. Most
surveillance of that kind on individuals is planned out for a reason.

Because satellites are run by computers, this does mean that it is
possible for someone to hack into a satellite’s guidance system and
hijack it. So if someone who was very savvy and capable of hacking into a
satellite, it is possible that he or she could perform surveillance on
you. However, most of the more powerful satellites are specially
protected. It is important to note that it is possible to buy time with a
satellite as well. That is what a local law enforcement agency does when
it needs to use powerful government surveillance satellites to find a
fugitive or a suspect.

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