Skip to comments.Why the gov't source leaked PRISM
Posted on 06/06/2013 4:56:00 PM PDT by Nachum
The Washington Post has published a remarkable report showing that the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the central servers of major Internet companies -- Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple -- and "extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a persons movements and contacts over time."
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 the wake of last night's Guardian report about the NSA's collection of Verizon phone user metadata, the New York Times editorial board argued that the Obama administration "has now lost all credibility" in defending its abuses of executive power. That was before the report about PRISM, which unlike the Verizon metadata, includes surveillance of user content.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
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Not a problem. After all, what’s ANYONE going to do about it? Hold more rigged elections?
Bing bing bing! We have a winner!!!
It may be time to move to “free” country like Russia. ;-)
Eliminating computers and phones would solve a lot of problems. Eliminating an overreaching government would solve a lot more.
does this mean congress can get their hands on every email that they can’t get otherwise? lol I think they should be able to access the emails and nail the b’s to the wall.
since the government uses microsoft email I suppose all the IRS emails are kept in the data mining operation. Won’t that be funny if the NSA program resulted in obtaining all those emails that STate, DoJ, EPA, and IRS don’t want to share.
PRISM was implemented in 2007. Bush’s fault. See, it wasn’t the Obamite’s.
That's nice. Now when do the call for impeachment?
I don’t think the Obama team should keep blaming the CIA over the talking points (let alone destroy the head of the agency - Pretrayus[sp?]
“It may be time to move to ‘free’ country like Russia. ;-)”
I’d much prefer taking back the United States, and bringing her back to what she was created to be. The libs have brought my beloved America to her knees, but I will never abandon her. If it takes my bones to fertilize her recovery and return, then that’s okay with me.
They have a flat tax system.
Believe me, I’ve been trying to figure out how to do it. Are only “smart phones” subject to this kind of tracking? I still have a Nokia dumb phone and I’d be glad to go back to it if it isn’t trackable.
LOL they are already busy scrubbing their infidelity off the internets.
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