The PJ Tatler

The Government Has Top Men on the Case. Top. Men.

The FBI can turn on your webcam without you knowing anything.

The FBI has developed advanced surveillance techniques that give it the power to covertly activate Web cams to spy on unsuspecting computer owners.

Tech savvy G-men can remotely turn on cameras that transmit real-time images to investigators — without triggering the light that shows the camera is in use, according to The Washington Post.

The FBI can also burrow into a suspect’s computer and download files, photographs and stored e-mails.

And plant evidence to be used against you. Simple solution to thwart the camera spies: Electrical tape over the lens. That won’t prevent them from turning your mic on, or sneaking into your computer to plant files, or hacking your system if you’re reporting stories they don’t want reported, but it at least stops them taking pictures of you without your knowledge.

Don’t worry about this or any other government power being misused. The government only hires the best and brightest.

TSA agents in St. Louis, Missouri, disarmed Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock money, of his two-inch toy gun after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security. Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused for a real gun, according to local reports.

“[The agent] said ‘this is a gun,’” said Phyllis May, recounting the experience to fly back to her home in Washington state. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.”

Maybe the agents just wanted to touch her monkey.

Once empowered, agents of the government never become egomaniacs who despise the Constitution and want to take away our rights.

And even if that were to happen, we’re still protected because we elect only the most honest and trustworthy to lead us.