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NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep
UK Guardian ^ | January 16, 2014 | James Ball

Posted on 01/16/2014 11:17:41 AM PST by C19fan

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.

The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their contacts – is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents also reveal the UK spy agency GCHQ has made use of the NSA database to search the metadata of “untargeted and unwarranted” communications belonging to people in the UK.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nsa; nsascandals; snowden; spying; textmessages
More stuff courtesy of Snowden.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 11:17:42 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Do the liberals still think he’s a bad guy?...guessing not with Obamie bending them over with Obamacare taking 1/3 of their check or more

2 posted on 01/16/2014 11:21:20 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: C19fan

My hope is the NSA can read my mind....
To wit: I’ve given up wearing my Tin Foil Cap...

If they could I would be in prison for life..

3 posted on 01/16/2014 11:21:34 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: C19fan

Seems the only course is to go back to face to face communications, pay phones, meetings in the middle of a public park, postal mail, paying with cash, etc.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 11:24:48 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: C19fan
From now on I will use code.
Yes I know they can break it.
And once they break it they will realize they wasted their time.
XC09 P9UY 87SG WQOL GZ9I 16E7 4376 1595.
Over and out. Deacon Red.
5 posted on 01/16/2014 11:37:01 AM PST by DeaconRed (GOD: Please send us one more Ronald Reagan. Soon. Thanks Deacon Red. PS It ain't Christie. . .)
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To: MichaelCorleone; C19fan


All Postal mail is photographed on both the front, and back side.

All phone calls are recorded; all email, text messages, contacts in your electronic devices, all credit card and ALL other financial transactions, all travel plans are recorded by NSA. Even though your cell phone is turned off, it is still a microphone and NSA can listen while you talk to your wife, or dog in the privacy of your home.

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers:

The NSA has been intercepting machines (shipped by mail, FedEx, UPS) and mod’ing them before they are delivered to the customer.

The NSA spies on OFF-LINE computers:



6 posted on 01/16/2014 11:51:09 AM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: C19fan

Earlier this week I posted a picture of Popcorn on a Christie trouble thread.

Yesterday they closed the intersection next to the office where I work in Tennessee,.

I suspect payback.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 12:02:55 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: LucyT; C19fan

Lucy, read my post again. Did I refer to anything electronic or digital? Pay phones (if any exist anymore) are public, and even if the calls are recorded, one of the parties is not easily identified unless the conversation leaves clues. Meeting someone in the park is not exactly modern communications technology. Paying with cash is not the same as paying with credit/debit cards.

You are not incorrect, but I think you missed my original point.

8 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:25 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: C19fan

to all the folks that think this is just so much, need to know or some other “good idea” that is a little wrong - Do you think they are not sharing over coffee breaks the sex messages from kids and adults? The 4 major guys who where supposed to follow that Maddof hustler spent over 2 hours a day on porn sites. I bet a real study would find that’s why this “grabbing everything” became so common - not terror but entertainment.!!!! Someone has to start cleaning up our government!!!

9 posted on 01/16/2014 1:09:51 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: DeaconRed
Trigraph with one-time pads is unbreakable.a
BTW- Aren't those supposed to be 5-letter groups?
10 posted on 01/16/2014 3:43:18 PM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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I have an idea. Why don't we text at noon everyday "FU NSA" and spell it out correctly.

For years now, when I talk on the phone to friends or family I will say, "Obama Bombing!" and the person I am talking to says, "Explosive Diarrhea!" Then we continue our conversation as if we didn't interrupt ourselves.

"FU NSA" would be a neat way to mimic Alinsky's flushing all the toilets all at once.

Hey, them NSA guys could probably use a good laugh, or at least the ones who really are on our side.

11 posted on 01/17/2014 6:54:11 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

I agree, because when someone doesn’t have a sense of humor, he/she is most likely whacked.

12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:22:25 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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