[Rushtalk] YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK - YOU SHOULD BE VERY AFRAID

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 11 13:33:03 MST 2013


         I am afraid of NOTHING! When you are, they've defeated you. - jaq



At 08:30 PM 11/10/2013, Carl Spitzer wrote:




>FROM THE WASHINGTON POST
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>Why the gov't source leaked PRISM
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>By <http://www.politico.com/reporters/DylanByers.html>DYLAN BYERS |
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>6/6/13 6:28 PM EDT
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>The Washington Post has 
><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>published 
>a remarkable report showing that the National Security Agency and 
>the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the central 
>servers of major Internet companies -- Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, 
>Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple -- and "extracting 
>audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs 
>that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time."
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>Why did a government source leak information of this program, dubbed 
>"PRISM," to the Post? What follows is perhaps the most chilling 
>paragraph I've read to date about U.S. government surveillance:
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>Firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their 
>capabilities, is what drove a career intelligence officer to provide 
>PowerPoint slides about PRISM and supporting materials to The 
>Washington Post in order to expose what he believes to be a gross 
>intrusion on privacy. "They quite literally can watch your ideas 
>form as you type," the officer said.
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>In the wake of last night's 
><http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/report-govt-collecting-verizon-phone-records-165528.html>Guardian 
>report about the NSA's collection of Verizon phone user metadata, 
>the New York Times editorial board 
><http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/nyt-obama-admin-has-lost-all-credibility-165612.html>argued 
>that the Obama administration "has now lost all credibility" in 
>defending its abuses of executive power. That was before the report 
>about PRISM, which unlike the Verizon metadata, includes 
>surveillance of user content.
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>"'They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,' the 
>officer said."
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>If that doesn't make you uncomfortable, it should.
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