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Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type' (PRISM)
Business Insider ^ | June 6, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 06/06/2013 3:32:34 PM PDT by blam

IT GETS WORSE: Google, Microsoft, Apple Allowed Government To 'Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type'

Brett LoGiurato
Jun. 6, 2013, 6:19 PM

The National Security Agency and FBI have been engaging in a highly classified program that mines data from leading U.S. internet companies, according to a bombshell report in The Washington Post Thursday night.

The program is code-named PRISMand the Post reports that it was established in 2007. According to the report, the nine companies that "participate knowingly" in the program are Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.

The program has not been disclosed publicly, and is only being disclosed now after whistleblower revealed the program to the Post because of "horror" at its capabilities.

"They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type," said the whistleblower, described as a career intelligence officer, in a truly harrowing quote.

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(Click here to see the Washington Post article)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fbi; nsa; openborders; policestate; prism; pying; spyingoncitizens; unsecureborders; wideopenborders

1 posted on 06/06/2013 3:32:34 PM PDT by blam
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To: maggief; holdonnow; penelopesire; onyx; hoosiermama

Holy God.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 3:38:12 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Nita Nupress

The world has changed. We are so screwed.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 3:39:48 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is costly.)
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To: blam

USA = Airstrip One


4 posted on 06/06/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: blam

It isn’t mining data to enforce laws. It’s to trap innocent people who post things that the feds don’t like. That way they don’t have to put themselves in danger going after real, violent criminals. They just have to arrest innocent people and proclaim that the arrest numbers are up.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: blam

It’s time to learn telepathy as far as privacy is concerned. The problem is that terrorists and other criminals may use it too.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 3:43:37 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: I want the USA back

It’s data mining to trip up people 20 years in the future. It’s preserved forever.

Who knows what political thoughts will be illegal in 20 years.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
"Who knows what political thoughts will be illegal in 20 years."

Well...

Somebody will have to stop those Conservatives.

8 posted on 06/06/2013 3:49:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: Black Agnes

Any conservative candidate 20 years from now will have all his current teenage scriblings and porn selections made available to the media.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:51:45 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Hold the pig steady)
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To: Jim Robinson

As feared, this gets worse and worse, not unexpectedly.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 3:52:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: blam

If the average American accepts this, it is simply all over. Forget banana republic, the US has gone straight to fascism.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 3:53:44 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Any conservatives children will be denied medical care, schooling and ultimately food. Based on writings 20 years in the past.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 3:54:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam

Not just ‘Conservatives’. Ultimately this will be used on the left’s political enemies.

If you think it’s just ‘us’ they’re watching...LOL. Wonder what kind of dirt they have on the Kennedys. Or the Clintons. Or any other prominent dems.

And you know they know exactly which kids Sandusky molested and anyone else that participated as well.

Wonder what, exactly, they have on Roberts.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 3:56:22 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SE Mom

IRS
DOJ
Prism

Add to his lies!
Rat in corner
More shoes to come?


14 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:33 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: blam

Hmmmmm, started in 2007. That means GWB was President. But I HOPE someone will point out that, as of January 2007, the Dems were in charge of the House and the Senate!


15 posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:45 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: blam

Well they are dimocrats and vote for dimocrats and the government is communist dimocrats.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: blam
Maybe this could be our new national anthem.
17 posted on 06/06/2013 4:14:01 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: I want the USA back
It's also a great way to collect info for blackmailing. I'll bet a lot of those RINOs we always say suck really DO suck.

That would explain quite a few of their decisions wouldn't it?

18 posted on 06/06/2013 4:16:19 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: hoosiermama

I can’t imagine a closet big enough for the shoes we ALREADY have collected.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 4:20:17 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SauronOfMordor
"Any conservative candidate 20 years from now will have all his current teenage scriblings and porn selections made available to the media."

Don't forget that (ahem) "medical treatment" a couple of weeks after the fling with that Free Spirit in Abnormal Psych class back in 2017.

20 posted on 06/06/2013 4:33:30 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: blam

“...career intelligence officer...”

Yeah, CIA didn’t like the underside of your bus on Benghazi Obama.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 4:35:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Black Agnes

“Wonder what they have on Roberts.”

That’s exactly what I thought.

Explains a lot. Except I still think he’s a scuzzball. If our brave men and women can face horror and fear in the face to protect this country, so could he.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 4:37:25 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Whatever he’s done is probably highly illegal. Likely complete with pics somewhere.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 4:39:59 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: hoosiermama; SE Mom

This statement is making more sense.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/report-nsa-verizon-call-records-92315_Page2.html

House Armed Services Committee lawmakers said late Wednesday that they had not seen the Guardian report, and so did not want to comment on it — but a GOP committee aide said the leak of the document is problematic.

“If the story proves accurate, we would have very serious concerns about the magnitude of the leak involved,” the aide said.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 4:41:18 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Slump Tester

Maybe this is why Boehner is always crying?


25 posted on 06/06/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
"Maybe this is why Boehner is always crying?"

LOL.

26 posted on 06/06/2013 4:46:57 PM PDT by blam
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To: Black Agnes

It’s time to go Galt


27 posted on 06/06/2013 4:51:04 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Democrat_media

Why not have a day of online boycott. Like the great smoke out. Only with no online activity.

Or, do Alinsky on one of the companies involved. Single it out, freeze it, personalize it, etc. And boycott it.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 4:52:57 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam
Documents: U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program
29 posted on 06/06/2013 4:53:23 PM PDT by blam
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To: maggief

I’m not sure if anything makes sense anymore although the Post Office may see an increase in letters. .


30 posted on 06/06/2013 5:02:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: maggief

Mark my word. Verizon is just the tip of the iceberg

Complete disregard of the rule of law starting with the qualifications to be president


31 posted on 06/06/2013 5:11:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: autumnraine; blackangus

My first thought was that’s how they discovered Petraeus affair!


32 posted on 06/06/2013 5:13:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Doubleplus ungood!


33 posted on 06/06/2013 5:31:29 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: hoosiermama
More shoes to come?

At this point, the government has been revealed to be involved in about every form of despicable and corrupt activity against the people one can imagine. I mean really, what's left?

34 posted on 06/06/2013 5:35:33 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

What’s left is the murder of political opponents.

Coming in three... two...


35 posted on 06/06/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: hoosiermama

Rest assured that EVERY single telephone carrier, internet provider, social network, credit card transaction, bank transaction, travel habits, driving habits, eating habits, drinking habits, pissing habits, sh!tting habits, you name it are being recorded as we type.

We are living under a MARXIST/COMMUNIST regime and most don’t even realize it. Sheeple if you will.


36 posted on 06/06/2013 5:38:08 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Flick Lives
I mean really, what's left?

Revolt?

37 posted on 06/06/2013 5:39:16 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: jjotto
What’s left is the murder of political opponents.

Sadly, you might be right. That is certainly the trajectory followed by the old Roman Republic as it slid into an imperial dictatorship.

38 posted on 06/06/2013 5:52:28 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: unixfox

Could I be early in line to say “We told you so”? Never trust lib commies. Never.


39 posted on 06/06/2013 5:55:23 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Flick Lives

Shortage of food, energy, water!


40 posted on 06/06/2013 6:13:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: OwenKellogg

Yep, Hitler would’ve loved to have this technology available, wouldn’t he?


41 posted on 06/06/2013 7:36:52 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: blam
To be fair to APPLE.

Steve Jobs, died on Oct 05, 2012.

PRISM got access to APPLE in Oct 2012.

They did not get access until after he died.

42 posted on 06/06/2013 7:38:58 PM PDT by mware
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

I have been thinking of Rush’s, “2112”:

“We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

Look around this world we made
Equality our stock in trade
Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
Oh what a nice contented world
Let the banners be unfurled
Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand.”


43 posted on 06/06/2013 7:48:51 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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