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Mon Jun 10, 2013, 04:46 AM

 

Prism : How the NSA wiretapped the internet

It's not easy doing a small extract on this, the whole article needs to be read, but here goes :-

How can the NSA capture this user data? Good ol' fashioned wiretapping
The chances are that the aforementioned companies have indeed had their customers' data intercepted by the NSA. It is almost entirely the case that these companies had no idea about PRISM before it broke in the media, as their respective statements have claimed, or that any data was passed by these companies directly to the NSA or any other intelligence agency.

The easiest way to acquire this data with as few people know about it would be to simply wiretap the data as it's traveling along the Tier 1 optical carrier lines.

http://www.zdnet.com/prism-heres-how-the-nsa-wiretapped-the-internet-7000016565/

See also :-

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

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&

See my previous articles on why you should be worried about what's going on "even if you have done nothing wrong"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022975266
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022962685

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 05:21 AM

1. The Prism program only collects data on possible terrorists in other countries. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:39 AM

3. The Prism program is capturing data on EVERY single American citizen

 

All their emails
All their voicemails
All their texts
As many online financial transactions as possible
Their social media activity
Their internet searches
The internet sites they visit

etc. etc.

It is the indiscriminate collection of the personal behavior of everyone in America.

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:44 PM

9. Not true that this applies to US citizens.

That has been debunked.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:42 AM

4. The Prism program is sucking in data from as many as 50 companies

 

Analysts at the National Security Agency can now secretly access real-time user data provided by as many as 50 American companies, ranging from credit rating agencies to internet service providers, two government officials familiar with the arrangements said.

Several of the companies have provided records continuously since 2006, while others have given the agency sporadic access, these officials said. These officials disclosed the number of participating companies in order to provide context for a series of disclosures about the NSA's domestic collection policies. The officials, contacted independently, repeatedly said that "domestic collection" does not mean that the target is based in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen; rather, it refers only to the origin of the data.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that U.S. credit card companies had also provided customer information. The officials would not disclose the names of the companies because, they said, doing so would provide U.S. enemies with a list of companies to avoid. They declined to confirm the list of participants in an internet monitoring program revealed by the Washington Post and the Guardian, but both confirmed that the program existed.

http://m.theweek.com/article.php?id=245311

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 08:16 AM

2. The Prism program does not limit data collection to possible terrorists in other countries

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:44 AM

5. And how do you know this?



Stop looking for heroes. BE one.


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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:57 AM

7. You obviously haven't read my other articles listed in the Op-ed

 

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. The Prism program is already upsetting international relations with other countries

 

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Response to TakeALeftTurn (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 11:03 AM

8. Some excellent links here. Thank you.

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