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 ...
I’m referring to a process of analyses against anonymous data that requires a warrant to reveal the entity(s) that generated the data. The identities could be kept private to the companies for example.
It’s a fascinating issue.
Path to 9-11 was a great film.
i was thinking that too. Trying to divert blame to Bush again.
Obama & his lock-steppers make Hitler look like a Sunday School teacher!!! I wonder if the American people will ever wake up to this tyrant in the White House. Sad...but....I think not!!! Tears for our country, destroyed, not by outside enemies, but by our people themselves!!! I pray I am wrong!!!
You can't say "spooks" in the same sentence as Obama, that's racist!
On a more serious note -- I sure hope you're right. Retaliation is gonna be a b*tch too.
Somebodys Watching Me was Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson performed some vocals on that song but it was written and performed by Rockwell.
Perfectly reasonable mistake to make. He sings the only lyrics anyone ever remembers from that song....
Greta should be on fire tonight.
Path to 9-11 was a great film.
Retaliation is gonna be a b*tch too.
Maybe the spooks will verify 0bama's Kenyan birth?
Where is that little guy in the racist gif when you need him?
All there recent revelation from the Guardian and the Washington Post come less then 24 hours after Obamas in your face, selection of Susan Rice.
So my next question is: who ends up dead from all this?
Heh, hubby and I love that show!
I just checked Steve jobs died on Oct 2012, PRISM got access to Apple on Oct 2012.
Good point, but I think each of the two organizations demands a unique quality of character and intellect.
LOL...you are having fun with this old fool. Love it.
I wonder of Obama will have a presser on this tomorrow?
I haven’t seen it before. Thanks for the recommendation!
YEP. Actually, little bammy’s incompetence and puppet strings wrecked that bus.
F&F (which was too stupid to NOT fail) was being contained until then.
Funny how everything else came unglued after B.
Anyone seen the consulate/annex witnesses yet?
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