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

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 11 14:18:01 MST 2013


June 6??? Really!!!!

On 11/11/2013 3:33 PM, John A. Quayle wrote:
>          */I am afraid of _NOTHING_! When you are, they've defeated
> you. - jaq
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> /*At 08:30 PM 11/10/2013, Carl Spitzer wrote:
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>> *_FROM THE WASHINGTON POST_*
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>> *Why the gov't source leaked PRISM*
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>> *By DYLAN BYERS <http://www.politico.com/reporters/DylanByers.html> | *
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>>           *6/6/13 6:28 PM EDT *
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>> The Washington Post has published a remarkable report
>> <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>
>> 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 Guardian report
>> <http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/report-govt-collecting-verizon-phone-records-165528.html>
>> about the NSA's collection of Verizon phone user metadata, the New
>> York Times editorial board argued
>> <http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/06/nyt-obama-admin-has-lost-all-credibility-165612.html>
>> 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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