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Documents: U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program
Washington Post ^ | 6/6/13 | Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras

Posted on 06/06/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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 know about PRISM were bound by oaths of office to hold their tongues.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fbi; govtabuse; nsa; openborders; policestate; prism; spying; spyingoncitizens; tyranny; unsecureborders; wideopenborders
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1 posted on 06/06/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

oh oh....


2 posted on 06/06/2013 3:47:00 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

What about this does 0dumbo not understand?


3 posted on 06/06/2013 3:47:08 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus
What about this does 0dumbo not understand?

Odungo understands this perfectly. He simply chooses to ignore it.

4 posted on 06/06/2013 3:48:36 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Odungo understands this perfectly. He simply chooses to ignore it.

...and every senator, representative, judge and justice...
5 posted on 06/06/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I thought the only oath they took was to uphold the constitution of the United States.

This nation is headed for a break-up that will make the dissolution of the former Soviet Union look like an amicable parting of ways.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Not only O, but all administrations, along with pliant judges and a Justice Dept that, unlike Nixon’s AG that stood for,law vs politics, are political in the extreme.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Red in Blue PA

8 posted on 06/06/2013 3:54:20 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Stingray

I agree.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: rstrahan

They are always careful not to mention O or his administration in these stories, whereas it was always “Nixon Administration,” “Reagan Administration” et al anytime they thought malfeasance or abuse was involved. Another propaganda technique.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 3:55:59 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: therightliveswithus
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

What about this does 0dumbo not understand?

This began in 2007.

11 posted on 06/06/2013 3:56:14 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Red in Blue PA

Isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that all of this stuff is coming out at one time? Not to be too tinfoil about it, but what else is really going on?


12 posted on 06/06/2013 3:56:20 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart

If you can’t boycott these companies altogether, at least minimize as much as possible your financial contributions to the noose tightening around your own neck.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 3:57:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: newheart

As bad as all of these stories are, I believe it is only skimming the surface as to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 3:58:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So, maybe the smart meter phobes are onto something too?


15 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:20 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes; All

This surveillance really worked. It stopped the Boston Marathon bombings. Oh wait.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:50 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve always assumed they’re all over FP.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 4:00:11 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas PaineF)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And who knows what else besides.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 4:00:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red in Blue PA

And who knows what else besides.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 4:01:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: mykroar

Absolutely.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 4:02:30 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red in Blue PA

The names of the members of Congress that knew should be published.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

And the relevant parts of their personal finances.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 4:04:25 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m guessing this is the 5th shoe. Anyone want to bet its the CIA who’s tossing the shoes????


23 posted on 06/06/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder if it’s connected to this?

Privacy of World Citizens Wiped Out by USA
Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Judi McLeod

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 9:19:32 AM by Sheapdog

As of yesterday you are a Citizen of the World with no Privacy—no matter in which country you are located.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony invite, sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries for the massive Utah Data Centre in Bluffdale, Utah was as mysterious as the facility itself. Canada Free Press (CFP) could find no pictures, no accounts of the event anywhere on the Internet today even though an earlier media release said reporters would be there.

The bigger-than-the-CIA National Security Agency (NSA) had previously stated that the facility would start operations in September, 2013.

Why should this event mean anything to you and yours?

“While the NSA has offered no specifics about the Utah Data Center’s operations, a 2012 Wired magazine article, citing former intelligence and NSA officials, said computers at the data center will collect electronic information—from emails to cellphone records to purchasing receipts—from all over the world—, store it and look for threatening patterns.” (emphasis CFP’s).

With the privacy of every man, woman and child on earth now ‘deleted’, as far as is known not one country has moved to litigate against NASA and the largest spy center known to mankind.

The $2-billion, 1.5-million-square-ft. facility on the outskirts of Salt Lake City in Bluffdale will store 1 trillion terabytes of information, a sort of computer that swallowed the world.

Building started back in 2009 when the Obama administration approached MIDA (Military Installation Development Authority) to help build utilities for the Utah Data Center. MIDA created a project area and had the land annexed into Bluffdale. The NSA paid MIDA for all utility construction. (Salt Lake Tribune).

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55583


24 posted on 06/06/2013 4:06:25 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: newheart

Obama tried to throw the CIA under the bus a few weeks ago over Benghazi, and now the spooks are getting their revenge.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hey Washington Post

Where was Obama on the night of 09/11/2012?

Get back to me...

...sometime this century.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The government has specific warnings (from the Russians) about the Boston bombers. They did nothing.

If they aren't sufficiently concerned about terrorist bombers to act on information that was handed to them on a silver platter, it's absurd to think that they're sufficiently motivated to build this infrastructure to ferret them out. So... what is it for?

27 posted on 06/06/2013 4:08:02 PM PDT by Zeta Beam
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To: rintense

Occam’s razor.

Least. Transparent. Administration. Ever.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 4:08:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well seems like the Gestapo-KGB Obamathugs are in full force. I never thought I would live to see the day that the people of this Republic would give away their freedoms and allow communist, Izzlumic murdering thugs, to run our government and rule us. America deserves what we are getting. We earned it. We gave it to them. We allowed this. We lost sight of the goal. The commies ran the schools and indoctrinated our youth and entire groups of kids are brainwashed into believing this commie garbage. America is done. Finished. God has withdrawn His protective hand over this nation because of the evil that this government and people are and have become. Obama is the punishment. What he is doing to the nation is the punishment.


29 posted on 06/06/2013 4:08:16 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Zeta Beam

They are more concerned about CONTROLLING the populace than PROTECTING them. The Boston Marathon is Exhibit A in that.

They ignored blunt warnings about the bombers, yet have no problem spying on innocent Americans.


30 posted on 06/06/2013 4:09:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Those slides are something else. BOOM.


31 posted on 06/06/2013 4:15:00 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Stingray
I thought the only oath they took was to uphold the constitution of the United States.

And they are doing a bang up job with that! /s

32 posted on 06/06/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by PuzzledInTX (Everything will be OK in the end. If it is not OK, then it isn't the end.)
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To: rintense

CIA would be my guess also. Looks like they went nuclear. Leaking top secret slides. Wow. Wonder what else team kenya used them for?


33 posted on 06/06/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: DoughtyOne

The spy center in Utah can tell where I am at, why don’t we know where ZerO was on 9/11?


34 posted on 06/06/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Ken H

Exactly.

I am as conservative as anyone. My first vote in a presidential election was for General Eisenhower.

But the Bush clan is as responsible for the invasion of privacy and Constitutional malfeasance as anyone.

All of this surveillance took a bad turn under them and set the stage for an evil person like obumbler to run wild with it.

George Bush was a good man in many ways, but a conservative he was not.

And I for one am very afraid that Karl Rove will run Jeb Bush on the next election.

All of the Bush family are one worlders.

George bush, every time he opened his mouth, it was UN resolution this or that. He built up the UN. We will some day regret that.

Someday, as obumbler is determined to do, our government will turn over our legal system to the UN and just see what that will get us.

Bush should have told the UN to screw themselves and get the hell out of the US.

Cut the electricity and the water off the UN building and bid them goodbye.


35 posted on 06/06/2013 4:21:10 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t care what lipstick the government and its water-carrying media want to apply, this is pure KGB.


36 posted on 06/06/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Of course your computerized health care records under Obamacare will be exempt from this program.

Trust us.

The check’s in the mail, etc.


37 posted on 06/06/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: rintense

I hope so. I think they’re about the only ones capable of doing anything about certain things.

Obozo was pretty dumb to be tossing the CIA under the bus publicly, knowing they can’t just come out and defend themselves on National T.V.

So, they have to work in other forms.


38 posted on 06/06/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Too busy trying to read emails.


39 posted on 06/06/2013 4:25:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Larry Ellison even looks like the devil.

(no, not the Muslim congressperson, the Oracle CEO who thought all this was a really great idea. So he could sell it to the givernment, of course)


40 posted on 06/06/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Red in Blue PA

You know that Holder and co. is looking at this information so they can spy on the Tea Party and other such groups.


41 posted on 06/06/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: lonevoice

It could very well be related.

From concept to starting the building of it could be two years... that puts it at 2007 as mentioned in post #1.

To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder if it’s connected to this?

Privacy of World Citizens Wiped Out by USA Canada Free Press ^ | Friday,May 31,2013 | Judi McLeod

Posted on Friday,May 31,2013 9:19:32 AM by Sheapdog

As of yesterday you are a Citizen of the World with no Privacy—no matter in which country you are located.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony invite,sent to a select group of Utah politicians and dignitaries for the massive Utah Data Centre in Bluffdale,Utah was as mysterious as the facility itself. Canada Free Press (CFP) could find no pictures,no accounts of the event anywhere on the Internet today even though an earlier media release said reporters would be there.

The bigger-than-the-CIA National Security Agency (NSA) had previously stated that the facility would start operations in September,2013.

Why should this event mean anything to you and yours?

“While the NSA has offered no specifics about the Utah Data Center’s operations,a 2012 Wired magazine article,citing former intelligence and NSA officials,said computers at the data center will collect electronic information—from emails to cellphone records to purchasing receipts—from all over the world—,store it and look for threatening patterns.” (emphasis CFP’s).

With the privacy of every man,woman and child on earth now ‘deleted’,as far as is known not one country has moved to litigate against NASA and the largest spy center known to mankind.

The $2-billion,1.5-million-square-ft. facility on the outskirts of Salt Lake City in Bluffdale will store 1 trillion terabytes of information,a sort of computer that swallowed the world.

Building started back in 2009 when the Obama administration approached MIDA (Military Installation Development Authority) to help build utilities for the Utah Data Center. MIDA created a project area and had the land annexed into Bluffdale. The NSA paid MIDA for all utility construction. (Salt Lake Tribune).

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55583

24 posted on Thu Jun 06 2013 18:06:25 GMT-0500 (CDT) by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies | Report Abuse]


42 posted on 06/06/2013 4:33:12 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


43 posted on 06/06/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Posted on 6/6/2013”

6, 6, 2 + 0 + 1 + 3 = 6

6, 6, 6

OK - j/k


44 posted on 06/06/2013 4:40:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All

in before Bush’s faul.. too late..


45 posted on 06/06/2013 4:46:29 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m still looking for the best solution to keep my GMail account and mitigate their blanket snooping but, i use these two for IM and GDrive.

For instant messaging consider:
http://www.pidgin.im/
http://pidgin-encrypt.sourceforge.net/

For online drives consider:
http://boxcryptor.com/


46 posted on 06/06/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT by brandon24
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To: Red in Blue PA
So The Communist has dirt on everyone.

That explains Roberts.

47 posted on 06/06/2013 4:48:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Red in Blue PA

I-M-P-E-A-C-H


48 posted on 06/06/2013 4:48:23 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: F15Eagle

Oh my , the beast. The gaint data centers nick....think about it.


49 posted on 06/06/2013 4:49:58 PM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: Ken H
This began in 2007.

When who had the House and the Senate?

50 posted on 06/06/2013 4:51:25 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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