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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:18 PM

NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show

Source: Guardian

The National Security Agency is storing the online metadata of millions of internet users for up to a year, regardless of whether or not they are persons of interest to the agency, top secret documents reveal.

Metadata provides a record of almost anything a user does online, from browsing history such as map searches and websites visited to account details, email activity, and even some account passwords. This can be used to build a detailed picture of an individual's life.

The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that the NSA keeps only the content of messages and communications of people it is intentionally targeting but internal documents reveal the agency retains vast amounts of metadata.

An introductory guide to digital network intelligence for NSA field agents, included in documents disclosed by former contractor Edward Snowden, describes the agency's metadata repository, codenamed Marina. Any computer metadata picked up by NSA collection systems is routed to the Marina database, the guide explains. Phone metadata is sent to a separate system.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/30/nsa-americans-metadata-year-documents

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Reply NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show (Original post)
dipsydoodle Sep 2013 OP
AgingAmerican Sep 2013 #1
leveymg Sep 2013 #4
WovenGems Sep 2013 #2
leveymg Sep 2013 #3
leveymg Sep 2013 #5
Cryptoad Sep 2013 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #7
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #14
OnyxCollie Sep 2013 #8
bvar22 Sep 2013 #9
Nihil Oct 2013 #15
zeemike Sep 2013 #10
Coyotl Sep 2013 #11
blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #12
Amonester Sep 2013 #13

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:21 PM

1. Free unlimited cloud storage!!

 

nt

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:37 PM

4. At least explains why AOL and MS free email keeps every message back several years.

It's a value-added benefit to universal surveillance!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:27 PM

2. Fear

Republicans will sell your web activity. The poor wife will have a heart attack when catalogs start showing up. This is the root cause of the fear regarding the NSA.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:34 PM

3. We found out a week ago the Feds keep phone data going back to '87. (HEMISPHERE)

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 01:39 PM

5. 5th rec and KNR for visibility.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:03 PM

6. ZZZZzZZZZZZZZZZZZZ,,,,,,

what amazes me that so many are acting like they had no idea this is what has been going on since Bell gave his first hollow!


BAck on the Farm, the GOP is shutting down our government down,
yep we got lot bigger problems than the NSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:04 PM

7. Wanna bet the #1 thing that interests them is if you decide to run for office?

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:48 AM

14. Or lead a protest movement. n/t

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:10 PM

8. K&R. nt

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:10 PM

9. Gee. I wonder what Vice-President Joe Biden thinks about that.


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Oh. My Bad.
That was back in 2006 when the Republicans were doing it.
Clearly, it is OK now.



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Response to bvar22 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 08:44 AM

15. Ouch! (n/t)

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:26 PM

10. But that does not mean they are spying on us.

just gathering the info in case they want to.
And they only want to if you cause them some problems, like running for congress or something.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:47 PM

11. And that is just the tip of the iceberg

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 07:27 PM

12. Change You Can BeLIEve In!

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:06 PM

13. Change nobody can bring, since those who *perhaps* could...

Since those who *perhaps* could bring it are continuously being lied to by the entire bunch of bought-and-paid for *advisors* around them, on a daily basis.

Those who could bring *change* are being told everything is fine and nobody's being spied on.

M'kay.... Thank you. Next question?

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