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BREAKING NSA UPDATE: U.S. Intelligence Mining U.S. Citizen Data From NINE U.S. Internet Companies…
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-6-2013 | Mara Zebest

Posted on 06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT by servo1969

UPDATE: Why Govt. Source leaked PRISM

Additional information is being reported that confirms what most of us have always suspected. NSA is collecting all our email data, tracking our movements, our photographs, our documents, etc. Also factor in the fact that a court recently ruled that Obama is free to collect our DNA without being found guilty of any crime.

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National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah:

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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.” [...]

Read more here.

Note how there is a one-line mention of things to come from cloud storage. If you haven’t read this previous report on who is running the cloud, now would be a good time to review the links from this GatewayPundit article in connecting the dots, and the Obama appointees behind the cloud.

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 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.

“‘They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,’ the officer said.” [...]

Read more here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: aol; apple; chat; cloud; dna; dropbox; email; facebook; fbi; files; google; hotmail; login; microsoft; nsa; obama; paltalk; password; policestate; prism; skype; spyingoncitizens; storage; sync; voip; yahoo; youtube

1 posted on 06/06/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Valerie Jarrett.

5.56mm

2 posted on 06/06/2013 5:54:48 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: servo1969
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3 posted on 06/06/2013 5:54:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: servo1969

It’s just getting worse and worse. it’s wonder the citizens havent marched on DC yet.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 5:55:46 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: servo1969

WHERE IS THE RECIPROCITY ???????????


5 posted on 06/06/2013 5:57:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


6 posted on 06/06/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: servo1969

The political implications are terrifying.

Combine that with the fact that Eric Holder wouldn’t answer when asked if info was being collected on congress.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: servo1969

Dig up the articles of Bammy courting Silicone Valley. Remember that? They support his agenda. Fascists one and all.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 5:59:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: servo1969
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9 posted on 06/06/2013 5:59:07 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: servo1969

But I thought the war on terror was over.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 5:59:38 PM PDT by buridan
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To: servo1969
This has been going on for some time. Didn't Clinton have a program called echelon that did similar work on a smaller scale ? So did Bush.

The problem is that these programs have a tendency to creep. I the hands of patriotic leaders it is a powerful tool to be used wisely.

In the hands of an ideologue with delusions of grandeur ???

11 posted on 06/06/2013 6:10:23 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: cripplecreek

I couldn’t agree with you more.

I am not a paranoid sorta guy, but this has me a bit nervous.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 6:21:18 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: oldbrowser

The surveillance network is a sick joke. It didn’t catch the Boston bombers with the Russians telling us about them. The father of the underwear bomber was warning us. The father of the American woman killed in Syria says he tried warning the feds that there was going to be trouble.

I wonder how many millions or billions of dollars are going down that constitution shredder of a hole.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 6:22:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: oldbrowser

THIS is what you *need* to see.

Docu-fiction from 2006. It has probably not been widely shown in the us.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427461/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVK906Xzr8


14 posted on 06/06/2013 6:22:56 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Gator113

Neither am I and this scares the crap out of me


15 posted on 06/06/2013 6:23:50 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: realcleanguy

“It’s just getting worse and worse. it’s wonder the citizens havent marched on DC yet.”

I’m ready!!!!


16 posted on 06/06/2013 6:24:19 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: cripplecreek

You mistake deliberate lack of action with bumbling incompetence. How many people in these agencies SUPPORTED the bombers and their motives?


17 posted on 06/06/2013 6:25:40 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: buridan

Terror’s war on YOU, however, is never over.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 6:27:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: servo1969

Obama - Building a Religion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtNr5-up0U


19 posted on 06/06/2013 6:27:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Gator113

This is how they explain it.....

“If you did nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about”

So thought the Jews in Poland and the Branch Davidians children in Waco.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 6:37:13 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: buridan

It’s just getting underway. It’s beginning to expand in the ME, still in its infancy in Europe nd Asia, and hasn’t really even begun in the US.

The caliphate is moving slowy, but making steady progress everywhere it has infiltrated, like a metastasizing cancer.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 6:38:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: servo1969
I wonder how many people are employed reading and cataloging Free Republic posts for investigation.
22 posted on 06/06/2013 6:49:12 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: servo1969

Big Bro
Be Watchin’ yo!


23 posted on 06/06/2013 6:56:17 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: buridan
But I thought the war on terror was over.

Indeed, but like the war on poverty and the war on drugs, the wrong side won...

24 posted on 06/06/2013 6:58:09 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: realcleanguy

It’s a Brave New World lefties...tyranny is your blood.


25 posted on 06/06/2013 6:58:32 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SampleMan
I wonder how many people are employed reading and cataloging Free Republic posts for investigation.

Mostly the actual watching is done by computer.

The humans are tied up as agents provocateur and paid naysayers.

26 posted on 06/06/2013 7:01:47 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: servo1969; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

27 posted on 06/06/2013 7:07:34 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: servo1969; All

Mark my words this will be used for cleansing opponents...as they deem necessary...conservative types are the new terrorists.

We are witnessing the beginning of the end of the world as we know it.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 7:13:35 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: cripplecreek

When everyone in the system gets told from the top not to profile Muslims, no wonder the system doesn’t catch Muslims doing what Muslims do.


29 posted on 06/06/2013 7:15:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: servo1969

The Daily Bell has said for a long time that Google and Facebook were never finaially independent and that their numbers never added up and it was obvious that there was government funding and that they were an arm of the government.

http://www.dailybell.com/4147/Failure-of-Facebook-and-We-Are-Not-Surprised
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http://www.dailybell.com/3761/Straight-From-Oz-Real-Reason-Elites-Intend-to-Legalize-Some-Drugs

Under former President George W. Bush, the US also built numerous detention facilities across the US, giving the contract to Dick Cheney’s Halliburton. While there is a large intimidation/propaganda factor to all of this, the elites are probably dead serious about a transfer of resources away from petty drug matters in order to focus on social unrest, “domestic security” and “the war on terror.”

Does the real reason for the War on Drugs stand revealed? Was it really intended simply to build a kind of trans-national gulag that can now be employed for the security purposes of the elite? Did people really waste away their lives in prison simply to provide a pretext for the construction of a blossoming Security State?

Conclusion: Having created and staffed this monstrosity, are the top elites now prepared to put it to “better” use. Think about the “great debates” of prohibition that have raged for the past century, the billions of words and books and white papers that have been written. Was it really nothing but an excuse? And if so, how they must have laughed ...
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http://www.dailybell.com/28690/Google-Hoax—and-a-Rhetorical-Question

And people (like us) should point out questionable practices because the government is surely not going to do it. In fact, from what we can tell, Google is pretty much a bought-and-paid-for adjunct to the US intelligence community.

We’ve written about that and so have a number of other publications. Both Google and Facebook are thoroughly penetrated by snoops, from what we can tell. In fact, there are plenty of reports that the CIA and affiliated facilities invested in both companies when they were much smaller.

What is certainly true is that Google bosses don’t seem especially affrighted about privacy concerns. They keep getting caught but nonetheless continue as if nothing has happened.

Most recently this caught our eye in the Daily Mail: “Google is sued by dozens of customers after ‘snooping on 10million iPads and mobiles’” (Paragraphing ours.)

More than 100 Apple product users are seeking compensation in a lawsuit ... Google is sued by dozens of customers after ‘snooping on 10million iPads and mobiles’ ... Google is being sued by dozens of customers in Britain who claim it secretly monitored their computers and phones. More than 100 Apple product users are seeking compensation in a lawsuit over claims the internet giant tampered with security software in order to access their personal information.

Some claimants said they felt as if they were being ‘stalked’ after they were bombarded by phone calls and emails advertising clothes, magazines and bank loans connected to the websites they had visited on their iPhones, iPads and laptops. Campaigners say up to ten million people may have fallen victim – and believe the lawsuit against the search engine could become one of the biggest in British legal history.

‘Then it emerged Google had worked around the privacy setting,’ Mr Bradshaw, an IT expert, said. ‘They tried to argue it was a programming error. But this was not an accident.’ Google has previously offered guarantees it would not collect data from those using the Apple internet browser, Safari. But the company harvested details of websites users had visited so they could bombard them with ads, it is alleged. (February 2, 3013)

A company that time after time blithely flouts privacy concerns is one that is seemingly above the law. We doubt that Google executives are all that concerned about the ethical aspects of their actions.

But from our point of view, this is what happens when you mingle intelligence operations with legitimate business. The hybrid uses its government-granted muscle to become a given industry’s dominant force ... damn the consequences.

Conclusion: Google and Facebook both seem to fit this profile. Each company is a serial privacy offender and show little compunction about continuing to engage in a variety of unethical practices.


30 posted on 06/06/2013 7:27:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: servo1969
"National Security Agency (NSA) building designed for massive data collection in Utah"

Mormons. They are into data mining.

31 posted on 06/06/2013 7:31:18 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: realcleanguy

I’ll answer that AFRAID.
That is what is happening and has been planned out.
first attack when the black Representative made it clear on the House steps the Tea Party person supposedly confronted him and pushed him.
Of course that was not true but that initiated the beginning of the plan the Dem’s have made and it has been successful.
But to what end...?


32 posted on 06/06/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: realcleanguy

I’ll answer that AFRAID.
That is what is happening and has been planned out.
first attack when the black Representative made it clear on the House steps the Tea Party person supposedly confronted him and pushed him.
Of course that was not true but that initiated the beginning of all the plan the Dem’s have made and it has been successful.
But to what end...?


33 posted on 06/06/2013 7:56:12 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: servo1969

Seems that Holder when asked by Senator Kirk today had a great response.

“Can you assure us no members of the Capitol building were monitored?” asked Kirk. When Holder said he wouldn’t be able to answer that question in an “open forum,” Kirk interrupted him. “I think the correct answer is ‘we stayed within our lane and we did not spy on members of Congress.”


34 posted on 06/06/2013 7:59:41 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: servo1969

What’s going on over at the DUmpster? Crickets?


35 posted on 06/06/2013 8:05:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: null and void

It just gets weirder and weirder


36 posted on 06/06/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: oldbrowser
This has been going on for some time. Didn't Clinton have a program called echelon that did similar work on a smaller scale ? So did Bush.

The problem is that these programs have a tendency to creep. I the hands of patriotic leaders it is a powerful tool to be used wisely.


You are correct about Clinton and Bush, but I don't consider them to have any kind of mission creep - if you read about what Poindexter and the Bush administration wanted to do in 2001/2002, this is right up their alley. It's very clear now that this stuff was not canceled by Congress, it simply changed scope, was broken up into smaller pieces, and lived on quietly. Many FReepers predicted that by the way.

Here are just a few threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/807034/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1797295/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/838671/posts


37 posted on 06/06/2013 9:31:09 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Gator113; rdcbn

Relax citizens, go to the grocery store and shop

(I read about this before I saw the commercial - and I saw the commercial 10 years ago)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eob532iEpqk


38 posted on 06/07/2013 12:16:45 AM 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: null and void; servo1969; All

Thanks for the ping; post. GRRRREAT thread! BTTT!

Somehow this electronic dragnet missed the Boston marathon bombers or does the collateral damage of innocents perpetuate the justification of more of it?

TREASON - continuous, in-your-face, agenda-driven, agency-abetted, media-complicit, representative-enabled, corporation-connected, ongoing...

When in the Course of human events,

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


39 posted on 06/07/2013 5:47:05 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: mojo114

Correct. The democrats plan to isolate 50% of the American public has been moving forward. Just like the Nazis isolated the Jews. It’s no different. Democrats are the new Nazis of this generation


40 posted on 06/07/2013 7:11:14 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: servo1969

People are forgetting that this government has identified Tea Partiers, gun control advocates and other conservatives as “terrorists”. When we read that the phone spying efforts were aimed at rooting out terrorists and their networks, I do not think that the government thinks that “terrorist” means what we think it means. I think that they wanted to monitor US calling patterns to identify conservatives and their allies.


41 posted on 06/07/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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