Sun Jun 30, 2013, 11:18 AM
cantbeserious (12,518 posts)
How The NSA Collects Your Internet Data (PRISM Details)
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 foreign targets, 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.”
When it blew the lid open on the NSA domestic spying scandal in conjunction with the Guardian, the Washington Post released the first batch of slides revealing the preliminary details of which Internet firms cooperate in secret with the NSA, unleashing a firestorm of lies and denials by these same private companies (not to mention the administration), whose collaboration with the US government was subsequently revealed to be of symbiotically and mutually beneficial (think massive government contracts and classified data kickbacks in exchange for confidential customer data).
Last night, WaPo released the latest batch of slides given to it by Edward Snowden who appears to have been very busy downloading as much internal NSA info as he could, during his three months at Booz. This time we learn all about the PRISM "tasking" process - or the detail of how the NSA goes about "incidentally" spying on America's citizens (because as much as it is a headline grabber, the NSA spying on the EU, the G-20, and other non-US entities, is after all its job).
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How The NSA Collects Your Internet Data (PRISM Details) (Original post)
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Response to cantbeserious (Original post)
Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:13 PM
rhett o rick (53,928 posts)
3. You left out that Greenwald is a right-wing pornographer and Snowden got kicked out of kindergarten.
Therefore your OP is null and void. Now back into my conservative authoritative denial bubble.
Repeat after me with your fingers in you ears and your eyes closed, "Big Brother will keep us safe. Big Brother will keep us safe. La la la la."
Response to cantbeserious (Reply #4)
Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:23 PM
rhett o rick (53,928 posts)
5. Yes but they are clearly fabricated and aimed at exposing the very effective Republican spy machine
run by the wonderful authoritarian Republicans like Clapper and Mueller. Remember what Barney Franklin (Ben long forgotten brother), "You should feel lucky to be able to give up your liberty for the promise of security." I think it was him that also said, "Give me security or give me a sandwich."