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Verizon revelations, Tim Clemente & the blackmail & intimidation of government critics Updated 06/22

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Tim Clemente ex-FBI on CNN "They can obtain the contents of all phone conversations AFTER the event."


Mass surveillance has been exponentially increased to build a file on EVERY American citizen.

Glenn Greenwald's article :-
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order

The problem with metadata - it gives you a whole load of other information :-
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/06/verizon-nsa-metadata-surveillance-problem.html

For anyone still wondering why Obama didn't prosecute Bush/Cheney, you quite clearly now have your answer.

The purpose of the Mass Surveillance program does not have anything to do with combating terrorism.

It's purpose is to provide blackmail and intimidation material on anyone that might upset the government in the future.

Upsetting the government might involve :-

Attending an Occupy demo (the FBI have already tried to label Occupy as "domestic terrorists")
Attending a gun rights rally
Being a potential government whistle blower (we have all seen the crackdown on those by Obama)
Being critical of government actions or policy
Being a supporter of the Constitution, particularly the 1st and 4th amendments
A property dispute, e.g. over the amount of compensation for confiscating property in order to build the Keystone pipeline.

Material to be used in blackmail or intimidation would include anything you didn't want your partner, children or friends to find out about, e.g. :
An extra marital affair
Not being 100% honest on your tax filing or on an insurance claim form
A married man that has not come out and went to a gay bar
A visit to a lap dancing club on someone else's stag night
etc. etc.

If that failed to give up anything of use - they will go after close friends or family.
If your teenage kid has smoked dope that would be a powerful weapon to threaten you with. They could threaten to go after your kid and jail them.

The Mass Surveillance program is not to protect the people from terrorism.
It is never going to be able to do that - see the massive intelligence failure of Boston.
All the evidence was there that the elder brother was a substantive risk and the authorities did absolutely NOTHING to stop it.
They should of been closely monitoring the activities of the elder brother upon his return from his 6 month visit to the Caucasus - including attendance at an Islamic Extremist conference. They "dropped" him - the FBI had known he was a risk for years, he was on their watch list.
The FBI and the NSA are too busy monitoring the activities of law abiding citizens to stop terrorism.

The Mass Surveillance program is to protect the government FROM the people.
It is to provide a source of information to blackmail, intimidate and suppress government critics.

In case anyone has any doubts that all phone carriers are supplying data to the government (only QWest objected), that it is a continuous operation, has been going on for years and has been exponentially ramped up by Obama - here is just some of the evidence :-
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/is-the-government-also-monitoring-the-content-of-our-phone-calls.html

The monitoring and capture of internet searches, email and social media is part of a Mass Surveillance program called Prism.
Most major technology companies are part of the program.
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.
This too has been exponentially ramped up by Obama.
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 program to decrypt and capture all online financial transactions is on-going within the NSA.
This is part of the reason that the new $2bn data center has been built in Utah (it becomes fully operational in the Fall).
It takes a lot of server power to decrypt every financial transaction made in the US.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/

Even if you are not concerned about privacy rights, how about the money?
Obama has spent well over $100bn on ramping up the Mass Surveillance program.
He continues to spend tens of billions of dollars a year on it.
Yet we have the sequester, bridges falling down killing people and 9,000 bridges in the US with structural weaknesses that could go the same way.
BRIDGES are killing more US citizens than terrorists!

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake on the US secrecy state as predator to the 1st amendment
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/03/17/nsa-whistleblower-thomas-drake-on-the-us-secrecy-state-as-predator-of-the-first-amendment/

The Mass Surveillance program is only one plank in Obama's program of numerous measures, to intimidate and suppress domestic dissent.

The intimidation of the general population to not be critical of the government is generally known as a Police State.
And make no mistake about it, that is EXACTLY what America has now become.

Even the NY Times is now writing editorials critical of Obama
http://mobile.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/05/21/obama-the-media-and-national-security?from=feeds.opinion-roomfordebate

Updates
Ari Fleischer just praised Obama for continuing Bush's 4th term on #CNN. It really is the state against the people.

Huffington Post's main story on their front page is using this picture and this headline :-

George W Obama

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1kA2H5NPOSI/UbF_Kz9NbHI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/sb5adnT8UcU/s320/Obama+Bush.jpg

This is their article about Prism
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/nsa-prism-data-mining_n_3399310.html

Latest Updates

NSA whistle blowers claim vindication over Mass Surveillance program
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/nsa-spying-whistleblowers_n_3399258.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037&ir=Politics

Barack Obama from 2006
In 2006, Obama blasted NSA spying - "No President is above the law"
http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2531302#.UbDl2_Y7P7M.twitter

How the NSA went rogue
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/26/how-national-security-agency-gone-rogue

How Congress unknowingly legalized Prism in 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/06/how-congress-unknowingly-legalized-prism-in-2007/

Glenn Greenwald on Prism
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data

Explosive: Glenn Greenwald reveals to Jake Tapper how Democrats are in revolt against NSA spying
"There is NO Congressional oversight on these Mass Surveillance programs."
"This is indiscriminate surveillance targeting ALL Americans. It gives them so much leverage over their political enemies ..."
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/explosive-glenn-greenwald-reveals-to-jake-tapper-how-democrats-in-revolt-against-nsa-spying/

Updates 06/08

Esquire Magazine : Civil Liberties are NOT something you trade

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/phone-data-and-civil-liberties-060713

Updates 06/09

Glenn Greenwald : government intimidation and suppression of whistle blowers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/07/whistleblowers-and-leak-investigations

Newyorker : NSA's Mass Surveillance and the deliberate removal of privacy protections installed in "Thin Thread"
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2013/06/takes-the-nsas-surveillance-programs.html?mbid=social_retweet

NSA’s ‘Hoarding Complex’ on Full Display with Details on Top Secret PRISM Surveillance Program
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/06/06/nsas-hoarding-complex-on-full-display-with-details-on-top-secret-prism-surveillance-program/#

DoJ fights release of courts secret finding of unconstitutional NSA Mass Surveillance (in a case brought by EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation)
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/justice-department-electronic-frontier-foundation-fisa-court-opinion

NSA built back door into all windows software by 1999
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/microsoft-programmed-in-nsa-backdoor-in-windows-by-1999.html

Mainstream Liberal Press Slamming Obama over NSA spying
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/even-the-mainstream-liberal-press-slams-obama-on-spying.html

When Bushies defend Obama, you KNOW something is wrong
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022968120

NSA listens in to phone sex
"The snoop factor is shocking."
http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/Kotarski+snoop+factor+shocking/8377821/story.html

NSA sucks in data from as many as 50 companies
http://m.theweek.com/article.php?id=245311

Prism - Here's how the NSA wiretapped the internet
http://www.zdnet.com/prism-heres-how-the-nsa-wiretapped-the-internet-7000016565/

Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data
Another GREAT SCOOP by Glenn Greenwald
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/08/nsa-boundless-informant-global-datamining?CMP=twt_gu

NSA surveillance programs are to control political enemies - not anti-terror measures
Here is how it was done in Egypt - by Mubarak
http://privacysos.org/node/1077

NSA data could enable massive blackmail - by the US government, another country or a third party
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/what-if-china-hacks-the-nsas-massive-data-trove/276637/

NY Times : Tech companies concede to NSA surveillance programs
Meetings in silicon valley as to the best ways of getting round the law
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/technology/tech-companies-bristling-concede-to-government-surveillance-efforts.html?_r=2&

All the infrastructure a tyrant would need, courtesy of Bush and Obama
More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/all-the-infrastructure-a-tyrant-would-need-courtesy-of-bush-and-obama/276635/

NY Times Continues It's Assault on Obama
http://www.dailypolicyjournal.com/nyt-continues-assault-on-obama/
Peeping Barry
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-peeping-president-obama.html

Updates 06/10

US mass spying revelations deepen European fears
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/07/europe-surveillance-prism-idUSL5N0EJ31S20130607

US surveillance row washes up in Australia and New Zealand
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/09/us-usa-security-pacific-idUSBRE95803M20130609

Glenn Greenwald : The US wants to destroy privacy worldwide
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/glenn-greenwald-us-privacy-92400.html?ml=po_r

Rand Paul calls for class action lawsuit to end government snooping
http://www.examiner.com/article/rand-paul-calls-for-class-action-lawsuit-to-end-government-snooping?fb_action_ids=683991401618087&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Anonymous releases documents alleging Prism is spying on 35 countries
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/07/anonymous-leaks-documents-allegedly-associated-with-prism-surveillance-program

Democratic Lawmakers Bail on Obama Over NSA Surveillance Program
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/democrats-obama-surveillance/2013/06/09/id/508837?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance
http://gu.com/p/3gec7/tw

Revealed: Google and Facebook DID allow NSA access to data and were in talks to set up 'spying rooms' despite denials
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337863/PRISM-Google-Facebook-DID-allow-NSA-access-data-talks-set-spying-rooms-despite-denials-Zuckerberg-Page-controversial-project.html#ixzz2VljFkVv2

Updates 06/10


Code name ‘Verax’: Snowden, in exchanges with Post reporter, made clear he
knew risks
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/code-name-verax-snowden-in-exchanges-with-post-reporter-made-clear-he-knew-risks/2013/06/09/c9a25b54-d14c-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story_1.html

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden's Claims Are Believable Because We've Heard Them Before (from William Binney and other whistleblowers)
http://www.businessinsider.com/edward-snowdens-whistleblower-binney-2013-6

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower answers the essential questions on the biggest leak in NSA history
http://gu.com/p/3gecm/tw

White House petition to "Pardon Edward Snowden" already has 13,000 signatories
Not many people know about it yet - word has not yet got out.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pardon-edward-snowden/Dp03vGYD

29-Year Old NSA Whistleblower Makes Mindblowing Claims About What Kind Of Power He Had
"Any analyst at any time can target anyone ... I, sitting at my desk, certainly have the authorities to wiretap anyone — from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President."
http://www.businessinsider.com/edward-snowden-nsa-2013-6

Glenn Greenwald's excellent interview on Morning Joe today
"Americans would be stunned if they knew what was going on."
"Senators on the Intelligence Committee are restrained from saying what they know, they have been issuing warnings as far as they can."
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc-morning_joe/vp/52154665#52154665

Qwest CEO says company was punished for not co-operating with NSA on what Qwest thought were illegal activites
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/12/AR2007101202485.html

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America | Daniel Ellsberg
http://gu.com/p/3gefb/tw

Updates 06/11

America's Outsourced Spy Force, by the Numbers
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/06/contract-security-clearance-charts/66059/
Obama’s chief intelligence official James Clapper, is a former Booz executive.
Bush's was John McConnell, who now works for Booz

Almost an Orwellian surveillance state
William Binney ex-NSA on Democracy Now
http://privacysos.org/node/589

They are attempting to normalize the step-by-step elimination of the Constitution. - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022981711

What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/what-we-dont-know-about-spying-on-citizens-scarier-than-what-we-know/276607/

NSA Surveillance cartoons - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022982991

Salon : Obama’s “Dirty Wars” — and a soiled presidency - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022979942

Creeping authoritarianism Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022981567

Look who works for Booz Allen Hamilton: Edward Snowden's US contracting firm. Revolving door gone insane.
http://gu.com/p/3geeb/tw

Excellent interview by Glenn Greenwald on how Edward Snowden helped expose a "Massive Security Apparatus" via Amy Goodman Democracy Now
&feature=youtu.be

Meet the contractors analyzing your private data
Must read.
http://www.salon.com/2013/06/10/digital_blackwater_meet_the_contractors_who_analyze_your_personal_data/

Edward Snowden, Booz Allen and the rise of the post 9/11 security leviathan inside the beltway
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113430/edward-snowden-booz-allen-and-beltways-economic-boom#

(The reason for) Verizon’s Top Secret Deal With The Pentagon Was Made Public in Regular, Annual Filing With SEC.
Money - isn't it always?
http://www.nysun.com/national/verizons-top-secret-deal-with-pentagon-was-made/88319/#.UbbYRTAuZ3g.twitter

Feinstein and Clapper finally admit the government has been collecting ALL phone records for the last 7 years
http://news.yahoo.com/clapper-clarifies-remarks-over-nsa-snooping-155751214.html

William Binney from 2012 on Stellar Wind, the NSA and the dangers of a Mass Surveillance Stasi State like East Germany
Must watch
http://nyti.ms/OxyaoB

Updates 06/12

hi from europe, i "love" watching "democrats" apologise for fascism! - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022985622

Democratic Underground : You have to be utterly ignorant of history, in a state of denial, dumb as grits or
partisan to the point of mindlessness, to believe that the 16 major national security agencies aren't to some degree or another abusing their powers.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022986025

What the heck was going through their brains? - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022988706

You commit three felonies a day, there's bound to be something they can get you on - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022987642

Bernie Sanders On NSA Leak Revelations: We're Heading For An 'Orwellian Future'
http://huff.to/1bqM59a

If you don't think collected information could be used against you .... Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022990459

More bafflegab from our President - let's put things into perspective - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022985324

Inside the NSA’s Domestic Surveillance Apparatus: Whistleblower William Binney Speaks Out Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022985946

One American Who Isn't For Sale - Edward Snowden | Common Dreams
https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/11#.Ubd-uGEsxCc.twitter

NSA Official: “The Government Is Not Trying To Protect from the Terrorists. It’s Trying to Protect Knowledge of that Program from the Citizens of the United States”
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/nsa-official-the-government-is-not-trying-to-protect-secrets-about-nsa-surveillance-from-the-terrorists-its-trying-to-protect-knowledge-of-that-program-from-the-citizens-of-the-united.html

I took off my Obama stickers yesterday Democratic Underground http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022992047

86 Civil Liberties Groups and Internet Companies Demand an End to NSA Spying
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/86-civil-liberties-groups-and-internet-companies-demand-end-nsa-spying

A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar ‘Dragnet’ Collection of Phone Records - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014506128

Metadata is MORE INTRUSIVE than content
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/06/verizon-nsa-metadata-surveillance-problem.html?mbid=social_retweet

Sen Merkely : Bipartisan group of Senators call for end to secret law
http://www.merkley.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=5D5997D9-4BA1-46C3-BA86-D208EC82A31E#.UbeV8rHxkM0.twitter

NSA Director caught lying 14 times under oath
&feature=youtu.be
We know the NSA is routinely collecting ALL emails from American citizens as well as a large number of electronic transactions as well as other data.
Here is the wired article that disputes what the NSA director said.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

Updates 06/13

NSA Surveillance : Anger mounts in Congress at spying on Americans
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/anger-mounts-congress-telephone-surveillance-programmes

What If Richard Nixon Had Had Your E-Mail Password? - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022996354

NSA's $2 billion Utah-based facility can process yottabytes of information
HOW BIG IS A YOTTABYTE - BIGGER THAN YOU CAN EVEN IMAGINE!

The yottabyte (derived from the SI prefix yotta-) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to one septillion (one long scale quadrillion or 1024) bytes (one quadrillion gigabytes). The unit symbol for the yottabyte is YB.

As of 2011, no storage system has achieved one zettabyte of information. The combined space of all computer hard drives in the world does not amount to even one yottabyte, but was estimated at approximately 160 exabytes in 2006. As of 2009, the entire Internet was estimated to contain close to 500 exabytes."

BTW, if the Internet is an estimated 500 exabytes big, how many exabytes is one yottabyte?

Answer: 1,048,576 exabytes

In other words, 2,097 Internet's can fit into one Yottabyte.

Read more at:-
http://www.examiner.com/article/nsa-2-billion-utah-based-facility-can-process-yottabytes-of-information

We are being manipulated to miss the point. - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022997125

DID YOU KNOW?: Two Secretive Israeli Companies Reportedly Bugged The US Telecommunications Grid For The NSA
http://www.businessinsider.com/israelis-bugged-the-us-for-the-nsa-2013-6

The NSA's Best Defense of PRISM Didn't Even Last a Week
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/06/nsas-only-terrorist-defense-prism-didnt-even-last-week/66143/#ixzz2VzgmynS7

The Dirty Little Secret About Mass Surveillance: It Doesn’t Keep Us Safe
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-dirty-little-secret-about-nsa-spying-it-doesnt-work.html

9 Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday
http://t.usnews.com/a34CA7A

What Is The Government's Agenda? -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org:
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/06/11/what-is-the-governments-agenda-paul-craig-roberts/#.Ubi4wv8TOLM.twitter

Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution | Thomas Drake
http://gu.com/p/3gg5k/tw

Europe warns US: you must respect the privacy of our citizens : Demands concrete answers to 7 questions
http://gu.com/p/3gg53/tw

Why you should worry about the NSA
Why you should worry about the NSA http://soa.li/40ofZeB

James Clapper Lied to Congress About #NSA Surveillance. He Should Be Fired
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2013/06/fire_dni_james_clapper_he_lied_to_congress_about_nsa_surveillance.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=sm&utm_campaign=button_chunky

Bernie Sanders : Why I don't care about Edward Snowdon - It's the wrong question
http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=ce874a42-a367-452f-afd0-fe76282426fa

Rep Massie: Don't Yield an Inch! If we don't reverse this we can kiss out civil liberties GOODBYE


Prism: concerns over government tyranny are legitimate | Guardian
http://gu.com/p/3gg7z/tw

Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNA NY Times
All part of the Police State that is being assembled
http://nyti.ms/19sRcc8
Off-duty cops collect DNA samples at Alabama roadblocks
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/10/off-duty-cops-collect-dna-samples-at-alabama-roadblocks/

3 Reasons the ‘Nothing to Hide’ Crowd Should Be Worried About Government Surveillance
http://reason.com/archives/2013/06/12/three-reasons-the-nothing-to-hide-crowd

Massive Domestic Spying was Wrong in the Past..It's Wrong Today #HipHop
http://wp.me/pckBk-2GE

Updates 06/14

NSA revelations only 'the tip of the iceberg,' says Dem lawmaker - The Hill's Video
"There is a lot more that hasn't come out in the media yet."
://thehill.com/video/house/305047-dem-rep-lawmakers-learned-significantly-more-about-surveillance-programs-in-nsa-briefing

Justin Amash: NSA Domestic Spying and PATRIOT Act are Threat to the Freedom of Americans
(Amash hase since teamed up with Rep John Conyers (D-Michigan) to launch a bi-partisan effort against the NSA.)


Prism Exposed: Data Surveillance with Global Implications
http://spon.de/adXw5

Senators challenge NSA's claim to have foiled 'dozens' of terror attacks
http://gu.com/p/3ghhy/tw

Former Justice attorney seeks $23 billion in damages for NSA surveillance programs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/06/13/former-justice-prosecutor-seeks-23-billion-in-damages-for-nsa-surveillance-programs/

NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say
http://gu.com/p/3gg2v/tw

NSA Director General Keith B Alexander Lies to Congress under questioning by Hank Johnson
The lies revealed - Amy Goodman / William Binney


Constitutional? Legal? Not bloody likely. 100% political. - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023014331

Updates 06/15

How Credible Are the Claims that the NSA mass data collection stops terror?
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/how-credible-are-the-claims-that-mass-surveillance-stops-terror-attacks.html

Liberal advocates of a police state turn savagely against Edward Snowden
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/comm-j14.html

Top National Security Experts: Spying Program Doesn’t Make Us Safer, & Spying Leaks Don’t Harm America
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/top-national-security-experts-spying-program-doesnt-make-us-safer-and-spying-leaks-dont-harm-america.html

Investigate Booz Allen Hamilton, Not Edward Snowden | Common Dreams
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/14-9#.UbuKPOn7Ptk.twitter

Sens. Wyden & Udall: We Have Seen No Evidence NSA Surveillance Has Prevented 'Dozens Of Terrorist Events'
http://www.mediaite.com/online/sens-wyden-udall-we-have-seen-no-evidence-nsa-surveillance-has-prevented-dozens-of-terrorist-events/

Chart: How Booz Allen Hamilton Swallowed Washington - Democratic Underground http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023014802

How Spy Agency Contractors Have Already Abused Their Power | The Nation
http://www.thenation.com/blog/174741/how-spy-agency-contractors-have-already-abused-their-power

Edward Snowden's worst fear has not been realised – thankfully | Glenn Greenwald
http://gu.com/p/3gtck/tw

Al Gore: NSA Surveillance Violates The Constitution
http://huff.to/19AunU0

The inside account of eavesdropping of Americans.
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=5987804&ref=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F0snhRJuCDy

Gang Stalking - How FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over radiation
Amy Goodman - Democracy Now


NSA has 20 trillion records of US communications says whistle blower William Binney
http://privacysos.org/node/771

Updates 06/16

Senators challenge NSA's claim to have foiled 'dozens' of terror attacks | Guardian
http://gu.com/p/3ghhy/tw

Government surveillance - yesterday and today
http://www.privacysos.org/talks/Nmurray/surveillance

A Bipartisan Response to the NSA's Surveillance Rep John Conyers and Rep Justin Amash
http://huff.to/1bB1fsz

Newt Gingrich "Let's allow terrorist attacks to happen" (in order to impose even more authoritarian rule)


Retired Federal Judge: Your Faith In Secret Surveillance Court Is Dramatically Misplaced
http://thkpr.gs/11NCGqS

"There Is NO Threat To America When I Talk To My Mother!" Alan Grayson.
GREAT speech, clerly laying out what Prism & the NSA's Mas Surveillance programs are doing.
And why they should be stopped.


Goebbels said it best. - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023018878

Government Accountability Project Statement on Edward Snowden & NSA Domestic Surveillance - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023019302

Obama: 'This Administration Acts Like Violating Civil Liberties Is The Way To Enhance Our Security' Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017125773

Updates 06/16
Cnet: NSA admits listening to US phone calls without warrants
If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/

INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE IS ERODING OUR PRIVACY AND LIBERTY
http://j.mp/11pAVgj

NSA Prism : Pentagon bracing for anti-government activism
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/14/nsa-prism-pentagon-bracing-for-anti-government-activism-over-climate-change-disasters/

NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say | Guardian
http://gu.com/p/3gg2v/tw

FBI Fake Terror Plot History: Judge Napolitano:

3 plots were foiled by an alert public.
17 were created by the Federal government

Updates 06/17

Conyers Nadler & Scott: NSA-Phone Tracking is Overbroad; Call for Immediate Hearings - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023027255 #NSA

Booz Allen sells surveillance secrets to United Arab Emirates. #McConnell sleaze
http://nyti.ms/12yGhuS

Veteran NSA Whistleblowers: Internal Channels Failed Us, Snowden Did the Right Thing Daily Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/17/1216731/-Veteran-NSA-Whistleblowers-Internal-Channels-Failed-Us-Snowden-Did-the-Right-Thing

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistleblower - we told you so
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/16/snowden-whistleblower-nsa-officials-roundtable/2428809/

Civil liberties: surveillance and the state | Guardian Editorial
"You cannot have a debate without being well informed"
http://gu.com/p/3gj4m/tw

Biden in 2006 schools Obama in 2013 over NSA spying program - BRILLIANT video


The NSA's Prism: why we should care | Guardian
Entirely innocent people get labeled as well
http://gu.com/p/3gth6/tw

Even The AP Is Calling Bull On Government Claims Of PRISM Helping Stop NYC Subway Bomb
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130611/17450923413/even-ap-is-calling-bull-government-claims-prism-helping-stop-nyc-subway-bomb.shtml

Public Enemy Number One: the Public » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/17/public-enemy-number-one-the-public/#.UcADj2rxCxI.twitter

NSA spying timeline from EFF
https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/timeline

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Talking PRISM and the Constitution
&feature=youtu.be

Updates 06/22

Remember... THIS Is How The NSA Felt About Our Constitution After The 9/11 Attacks... - Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023035767

Obama's Soft Totalitarianism: Europe Must Protect Itself from America via @SPIEGELONLINE
http://spon.de/adXU6

Everyone in US under surveillance incl Congress - NSA whistleblower William Binney
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023039929

Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process | Glenn Greenwald
http://gu.com/p/3gjcz/tw

No, NSA Spying Did NOT Prevent a Terror Attack on Wall Street
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/no-nsa-spying-did-not-prevent-a-terror-attack-on-wall-street.html

An Open Message to The NSA: Excellent video


We Have the Technological Ability to Keep Americans Safe WITHOUT Spying On Everyone
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/we-have-the-technological-ability-to-keep-americans-safe-without-spying-on-everyone.html

Secret Court Ruling Put Tech Companies in Data Bind | NY Times
http://nyti.ms/19xeJIY

Ahhh! It's a "pre-collection database" they're using...TO STORE ALL RECORDS OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS. Democratic Underground
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023045488

Google files First Amendment court case against NSA surveillance secrecy
http://cnnmon.ie/15hpcBu

DHS Wants Same Surveillance Powers as NSA
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/06/18/dhs-wants-same-surveillance-powers-as-nsa/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AntiwarNews+%28News+From+Antiwar.com%29#.UcH9VyGzFIE.twitter

Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/secret-prism-success-even-bigger-data-seizure

NSA revelations prompt questions about Australian intelligence agencies from Australian Senator
http://gu.com/p/3gmxk/tw via @guardian

Glenn Greenwald Speaks to Anderson Cooper: Why Snowden Wants To Speaks Directly To The Public


Experts on the Left & the Right Agree: America Is Running the World’s Largest Terrorist Operation
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/experts-from-the-left-and-the-right-agree-america-is-running-the-worlds-largest-terrorist-operation.html

Russ Tice, Bush-Era Whistleblower, Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of Barack Obama In 2004
http://huff.to/1c0w0XZ
And people still don't think that the NSA's massive spying capabilities aren't going to be abused ......... massively.

"One Of Them Intercepts Telephone Calls And Routes The Spoken Words To A System Called ­NUCLEON." - DU
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023049865

NYT: Skype collaborated with NSA long before PRISM
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/20/nyt-skype-collaborated-with-nsa-long-before-prism/

Obama's new FBI chief approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme | Glenn Greenwald
http://gu.com/p/3g8v9/tw

The 11 lies and 1 truth told at the recent NSA "hearing"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023045242

Your whole email account is now in the hands of the government
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023052252

U.S. surveillance architecture includes collection of revealing Internet, phone metadata - Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-surveillance-architecture-includes-collection-of-revealing-internet-phone-metadata/2013/06/15/e9bf004a-d511-11e2-b05f-3ea3f0e7bb5a_story.html

NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice Alleges NSA Wiretapped Barack Obama as Senator
and lots of others
"potential for massive blackmail"


Indefinite Surveillance: Say Hello to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 - DU
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023059700

GCHQ is hoovering up EVERYTHING and swapping with NSA | Guardian
Tapping into world's fibre optic cables
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/21/gchq-cables-secret-world-communications-nsa

EU / US diplomatic relations threatened over NSA Mass Surveillance
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023062204

NSA Prism : Inside the modern surveillance state
http://www.informationweek.co.uk/security/privacy/nsa-prism-inside-the-modern-surveillance/240156341

DEBUNKING The Bush and Obama Administrations’ Justification for Mass Surveillance
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/bush-and-obama-administrations-911-justification-for-nsa-spying-has-been-debunked.html

In Depth Review: New NSA Documents Expose How Americans Can Be Spied on Without A Warrant | EFF
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/depth-review-new-nsa-documents-expose-how-americans-can-be-spied-without-warrant

Bombshell: Fmr. Intelligence Agent Accuses NSA, Obama Of Lying, Alleges Broader Spying Programs
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bombshell-fmr-intelligence-agent-accuses-nsa-obama-of-lying-alleges-broader-spying-programs/

Clear Evidence That Corporate America Wants the Govt. to Treat Protesters as 'Terrorists' | Alternet
http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/corporations-think-protesters-are-terrorists

GCHQ revelations: mastery of the internet will mean mastery of everyone | Guardian
http://gu.com/p/3gn8z/tw

Britain's response to the NSA story? Back off and shut up | Simon Jenkins | Guardian
D Notices issued
http://gu.com/p/3gkhf/tw

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Reply Verizon revelations, Tim Clemente & the blackmail & intimidation of government critics Updated 06/22 (Original post)
TakeALeftTurn Jun 2013 OP
woo me with science Jun 2013 #1
woo me with science Jun 2013 #10
SamKnause Jun 2013 #2
Laelth Jun 2013 #3
Puzzledtraveller Jun 2013 #4
Mojorabbit Jun 2013 #5
KoKo Jun 2013 #6
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woo me with science Jun 2013 #9
usGovOwesUs3Trillion Jun 2013 #11
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dkf Jun 2013 #21
idwiyo Jun 2013 #22
Fire Walk With Me Jun 2013 #23
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KoKo Jun 2013 #25
MotherPetrie Jun 2013 #26
marmar Jun 2013 #27
limpyhobbler Jun 2013 #28
TakeALeftTurn Jun 2013 #31
Catherina Jun 2013 #29
KurtNYC Jun 2013 #30
woo me with science Jun 2013 #32
hootinholler Jun 2013 #33

Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 02:37 AM

1. K&R "The Mass Surveillance program is to protect the government FROM the people."

When corporations buy into governments and use them to grow a corporate state that depends on the exploitation of "citizens" for profit, it is absolutely imperative to be able to put down public resistance before it grows.



“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

Frank Zappa



"In the US, there is basically one party - the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population."

Noam Chomsky

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 04:38 AM

2. Spying

Thanks for your detailed and informative post.

As a news and political junkie, I am sadly aware of the information your post contains.

I have been trying to wake those around me.

Post such as yours are a good tool to do so.

I think we have reached the point of no return.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 08:46 AM

3. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 08:49 AM

4. Not to worry, the wagons have arrived on DU and the circle is complete!

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 10:31 AM

5. K and R nt

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 01:00 PM

6. Great Job..pulling together those links. K&R!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 01:19 PM

7. Thanks

 

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Response to KoKo (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 11:17 PM

9. Agreed.

This is an important OP.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 12:01 AM

11. ^^^ THIS ^^^

 

THanks for sharing

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 12:20 AM

12. You raised so many good points

and strong solid links to back up assertions. Thank you for clearing away some of the smoke people have been blowing out of their asses all day.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 12:25 AM

13. wow. thanks so much for putting this together!

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 01:36 AM

14. Kicking, because this is important. The storage of the collected surveillance data

is the most egregiously fascistic aspect of this. They are creating a database on every single citizen's communication and activities. Those who don't see the danger in that are either rank apologists, or they have not thought through the possibilities.

Citizen 1,675,402 begins to look a little too angry or activist, and it will be no trouble at all to search through the data and find some reason, somewhere, to call the local officers to check out some violation from 2013. To arrest, and have someone disappear.

It offers an entire infrastructure for pre-emptive silencing of opposition to the government, even before it has a chance to materialize. And for those who are implementing an agenda of corporate, profit-centered and human-exploiting policies that will cause widespread impoverishment and rage, this is exactly the sort of system that will offer tremendous temptations for abuse to prevent the inevitable pushback.

We saw already what the government did to proactively target Occupy. This surveillance program violates the fundamental trust Americans are supposed to have in their representative government. It is deeply disturbing, creepy as hell, and ALL Americans should be standing together now to stop it.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 02:49 AM

15. EXACTLY

 

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 8, 2013, 03:10 PM

16. Kicking the OP again.

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Sat Jun 8, 2013, 04:32 PM

17. Kick.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 12:30 AM

21. Holy crap. I think you may be right.

 

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 12:34 AM

22. K&R

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 01:35 AM

23. As an Occupier, I am well aware of what this administration thinks about real Change

 

and the people who stand up and demand that their representatives make it happen.

The Obama administration has engaged in domestic terrorism against the Occupy Movement. Period. Force, and threat of force against the civilian population.

Let all the government's lies and crimes be revealed, and reviled.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:06 AM

24. POLICE STATE

It's here, folks.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:40 AM

25. Another Kick...good day to do some more reading on those links.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:51 AM

26. K&R

 

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Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:54 AM

27. k/r

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:46 AM

28. I can't read all that right now but it seems cool. nt

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:59 AM

31. It's supposed to be a reference library of the relevant info to read at your leisure

 

Maybe you will have time to read some of it at the weekend.

I am going to update it daily, with the latest news.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:49 AM

29. Thanks 4 pulling this together. Thanks to all who kicked it! Tremendous work! Bookmarked n/t

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:55 AM

30. Yes. Much like Abu Ghraib wasn't about interrogation so much as future control and blackmail

They didn't have digital blackmail fodder on the Iraqis they captured so they created it with nude pyramids and dog collars.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:59 AM

32. Let's keep this on top.

Kick

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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 12:49 PM

33. reply to find later n/t

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