Friday, June 07, 2013

Not Just Verizon: Obama NSA Monitors U.S. Citizens' Internet Activity

Are you angry yet? (Mara Zebest at Gateway Pundit).


WaPo reports the following:

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.
 
The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy. Even late last year, when critics of the foreign intelligence statute argued for changes, the only members of Congress who knew about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.
 
An internal presentation on the Silicon Valley operation, intended for senior analysts in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate, described the new tool as the most prolific contributor to the President’s Daily Brief, which cited PRISM data in 1,477 articles last year. According to the briefing slides, obtained by The Washington Post, “NSA reporting increasingly relies on PRISM” as its leading source of raw material, accounting for nearly 1 in 7 intelligence reports.
 
That is a remarkable figure in an agency that measures annual intake in the trillions of communications. It is all the more striking because the NSA, whose lawful mission is foreign intelligence, is reaching deep inside the machinery of American companies that host hundreds of millions of American-held accounts on American soil.
 
The technology companies, which participate knowingly in PRISM operations, include most of the dominant global players of Silicon Valley. They are listed on a roster that bears their logos in order of entry into the program: “Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” PalTalk, although much smaller, has hosted significant traffic during the Arab Spring and in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
 
Dropbox , the cloud storage and synchronization service, is described as “coming soon.” [...]

UPDATE: Politico reports the following:

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:
 
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.
In a stunning rebuke, even the Obama cheerleaders at the New York Slimes said the Obama Regime has "lost all credibility."

Repeating: Are you angry and or afraid yet? Obama, who raked Bush over the coals about his NSA program specifically targeting terrorists, is watching every one of us in the name of "national security."


 
"National Security" my ass! All this illegal wiretapping and internet intrusion and this Regime couldn't even stop the Boston Marathon bombers, even after Russia warned them.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Six days Of The Condor, we knew they were listening, we trusted in the honor of those who do the listening.

Then they went and voted the Chicago Machine into DC, and gave them completely unfettered access to everything.

It was a dream come true for the people who secure sealed divorce records to win elections. The keys to the candy store, and the Palace Guard kept the cops away.

The media has failed us. can they correct it? Or is it too late?