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Federal Government Tracking all U.S. Verizon Calls for 3 Months

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    RedStorm
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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/government-tracking-verizon-customers-records-054200965.html

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nsa-collecting-phone-records-verizon-010806360.html

    Yes, Big Brother is at it again. The NSA is obtaining a complete set of phone records from all Verizon U.S. customers. The court order runs from April 25 to July 19.

    All I’m going to say is, “Dear NSA, this is crazy, you already have my number, so call me maybe?”

    #544119

    sirlancelot
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    Hate to tell you this, Red Storm, but practically all domestic and international electronic communications are monitored by intelligence agencies via the NRO, probably for years. The NRO is the agency that controls our satellites and other devices, directs those nasty drones, tracks ships and submerines,scans radio/tv broadcasts and internet social media. They use key-word scanning technoloy that decides if your call should be moniored by another agency. The computers the NRO use are beyond awesome.

    #544120

    GCrites80s
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    Not shocked by this at all. Anything “connected” has no privacy. You gotta go analog for that.

    #544121

    RedStorm
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    It’s not the fact that they CAN track this. They’re targeting ALL U.S. calls on Verizon. Not just those they suspect with terrorist ties. They are pulling every American’s records if they use Verizon. Where are the people who were decrying the Patriot Act a decade ago? There’s been virtually no outcry on this. This is the Patriot Act on steroids, and the government is using it on its own people, not even foriegn in-bound calls.

    #544122

    DavidF
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    The worst part of this is, is that it isn’t a scandal. Thanks everyone who insisted things like the Patriot act were a good idea.

    #544123

    myliftkk
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    They’re pulling all records off every carrier and have been doing so for years. Go read the rest of the reporting on the subject.

    Nothing to see here…

    #544124
    rus
    rus
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    #544125
    rus
    rus
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    RedStorm said:
    Where are the people who were decrying the Patriot Act a decade ago? There’s been virtually no outcry on this.

    They’re thinking…

    #544126

    RedStorm
    Participant

    Haha, not a scandal…guess we’re cool with 100 million people having their 4th amendment rights violated. No big deal.

    #544127

    pez
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    #544128
    rus
    rus
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

    The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track one target or trace a whole network of associates, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

    The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.

    Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”

    #544129

    RedStorm
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    rus said:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

    The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track one target or trace a whole network of associates, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

    The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.

    Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”

    Welcome to Amerika.

    #544130
    rus
    rus
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    The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive branch will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it.

    #544131

    Mr. Peabody
    Member

    Look us liberals told you a-holes this was a bad idea back when it started under Bush with the Patriot Act. We were told to shut our unpatriotic pieholes. We told you that once installed by the government, it wouldn’t go away and that *any* President would use it. Not a peep of protest or complaint from you right wing libertarians. Just shut it, you liberal losers, 9-11 changed everything, plus Tits Because America love it or leave it. I’m not a terrorist they can listen to me anytime they want. The media loved it, ate it up, There’s more than one example of reporters who praised Bush and the program who are now all concerned because the government is nosing into their bizness. Well, we told you this was going to happen and you all told us to go to hell or France. So suck on it now. Don’t act all smug and try to hang this on us now. This is your fault for rolling over for Big Brother back when it was your Big Brother.

    #544132

    RedStorm
    Participant

    This is Bush on steroids. And BO as a Senator/candidate was completely against PRISM, the Patriot Act, etc. Now he’s using it far beyond anything the previous administration did (btw Mr. Peabody, way to lump anyone “not a liberal” into the same group – there were plenty of people all over the political spectrum who had concerns about the Patriot Act. Voter turn out in ’06 reflected plenty of Republicans who refused to support their party in that election). If I remember correctly, liberals were up in arms for using this program to gather intel on people “suspected” of being terrorists. Now it’s just being used on EVERY American.

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