posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 09:59 AM
This is just fascinating! ( And, yes, I accidentally brushed the enter key and made a blank thread.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), author of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act cybersecurity bill, said Thursday that the bill's
"information sharing" aspect does not seek to share citizens' information with the government.
"Our NSA is not monitoring the Internet here in the United States," he said at a cybersecurity briefing in Washington, D.C. "I can guarantee you
Gee... According to many sources, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation
they are, in fact, doing just
The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in a massive program of illegal dragnet
surveillance of domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001.
News reports in December 2005 first revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting Americans’ phone calls and Internet
communications. Those news reports, combined with a USA Today story in May 2006 and the statements of several members of Congress, revealed that the
NSA is also receiving wholesale copies of American's telephone and other communications records. All of these surveillance activities are in violation
of the privacy safeguards established by Congress and the US Constitution.
The evidence also shows that the government did not act alone. EFF has obtained whistleblower evidence [PDF] from former AT&T technician Mark Klein
showing that AT&T is cooperating with the illegal surveillance. The undisputed documents show that AT&T installed a fiberoptic splitter at its
facility at 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco that makes copies of all emails web browsing and other Internet traffic to and from AT&T customers and
provides those copies to the NSA. This copying includes both domestic and international Internet activities of AT&T customers. As one expert observed
“this isn’t a wiretap, it’s a country-tap.”
is a link to a timeline, at the Electronic Frontier Foundation that lists just the events we
are aware of... and they contain listings up until just four months ago.
is some information about the various lawsuits ( and their dismissals by the courts )
demonstrating that not only the NSA, but the telecom companies can act with impugnity in this regard.
It is woefully obvious that the NSA is just one organization that is actively engaging in Cyber ops in the Americas. In previous threads I have also
addressed Cybercommand, their very open domestic social engineering program, as well as aspects of the NSA.
Are the politicians even trying anymore? I can remember a time when they at least tried to tell believable lies - or at least tried to distract us
with talk of their dogs or something. This is just ridiculous and, IMO, and according to the evidence, an outright lie.
Now, I'll post this to get rid of the posting faux paus and edit more in over the next few minutes.
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