This article is about observing people's actions and communications.
But you won't find a single Furby here at the National Security Agency, reports CBS News Correspondent Bob Orr. The NSA, in this unclassified policy, reminded employees personal audio equipment is forbidden.
"This includes toys, such as Furbies, with built-in recorders that repeat the audio...." its policy reads.
The second most obvious way is to tap into the live video stream using a remote computer or mobile device.
Unfortunately, both of these methods are high maintenance.
It can also include simple no- or relatively low-technology methods such as human intelligence agents and postal interception.
The word surveillance comes from a French phrase for "watching over" (sur means "from above" and veiller means "to watch") and is in contrast to more recent developments such as sousveillance.If you want to take it to the next level, you could even build your own motion detection system with Raspberry Pi as a standalone product.We all loved playing the detective game when we were children.But there's a problem with the policy."Furby has absolutely no ability to do any recording whatsoever," says Roger Shiffman, who owns Tiger Electronics - the company that makes Furby.Shiffman says he gladly would have told the NSA that Furby has no built-in recorder if anyone from the spy agency had asked."We know that Furby has artificial intelligence, we're just not sure what kind of intelligence the NSA is working with now," Shiffman says.A few simple tweeks from the designers and this could be a cracking piece of kit.... This unit was a disapointment, it looks great and is unobtrusive but the software is useless and the instructions are not much better, built in china the quality is good but thier grasp of converting chinese to english leaves something to be desired. Not working, been to charge for 6 hours and as soon is I took it out it acts like there is no battery.