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U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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Seriously, I cannot stop laughing.

The NSA "data mines" and monitors the internet, phone calls, emails etc..FOR DECADES already.
What do you think the job of an intelligence agency is? It's exactly that.




posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by bgold1212
Can someone explain how a company such as Google can be tapped into by the NSA and willingly expose all the data? Take Gmail for instance, each account features a password with encrypted emails. Does this override the encryptions?


With Google, you agree to hand over everything you put in to Gmail when you sign up. Technically you don't own your email with Gmail. My company has enforced a blanket policy that we will not send sensitive information to gmail whose contents are in any way under the control of their webmail server provider.
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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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There was a thread here a while ago discussing this Blog Entry about the computing capabilities of the super computer the NSA uses.

At first blush, I had serious doubts about the authenticity of the claims made but after this story and the fact of the new data centre in Utah is open, maybe my skepticism was misplaced.

The average American citizen should be completely outraged by this revelation( along with the other about Verizon ) but have a feeling that these issues will turn into partisan bickering with Bush being blamed or that the president didn't really know or some other excuse. This affects EVERYONE, not just the "other team". This is what things like the Patriot Act, NDAA, SISPA and so one lead too. As far as governemnt is concerned, everyone of you are the enemy.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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I was horrified with the Patriot act also and expressed many times that it was bound to be abuse by the same power that enacted and that will be used against us regular citizens.

The sad part is how the crock politicians lied.

Bush once the Patriot act was passed had the indecency to re assure the people during speeches that this intelligent gathering data was not for the free Innocent citizens of the nation, but for terrorist and terrorist suspects and limited

Then Obama in 2007 during his campaing of Clean and transparent government promissed on TV speeches that he will made sure that the patriot act was not to spy on citizens and that he would make sure that is was not more spying of Americans

This crocks like, publicly and in public record.

When the news media try to ask the white house about this speeches they could not find anybody to answer those questions, they all hide under the secret national security issue.

It is nice to see how tyranny forms in a nation, first enact laws to protect corruption and then by pass the constitutional rights of citizens.

This surveillance is not about foreign terrorism this more than that, linked to private interest that are the ones being contracted to gather all this information.

Never in the history of this nation we have so much corruption and dirt working and walking the halls of congress making laws and passing bills to protect their corruption and this no recently is building up for years one administration after the other.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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Double Post
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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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Marg, TBH I'm surprised its come out just now. Like I said, passing those laws meant only one thing....everyone was going to be surveyed. They will claim "OH Ive done nothing wrong so I can care less if Verizon etc have my data" as I just heard a republican senator say. More of the same stupid justifications.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Apple :online.wsj.com...

Facebook: www.forbes.com... ce=twitter&utm_medium=social

Microsoft:www.theverge.com...

Yahoo:www.reuters.com...

Here 4 reaction from some of the corp listed
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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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The goal of the NSA and guess what Verizon has been part of it since the begining, to keep tracks of everybody everwhere anyway they can.

And you don't need to be a terrorist to be a target

This is about power, power to manipulate and control populations on the dark side you can be arrested for any reason just by the information is gathered about you.


The NSA’S SPY NETWORK
Once it’s operational, the Utah Data Center will become, in effect, the NSA’s cloud. The center will be fed data collected by the agency’s eavesdropping satellites, overseas listening posts, and secret monitoring rooms in telecom facilities throughout the US. All that data will then be accessible to the NSA’s code breakers, data-miners, China analysts, counterterrorism specialists, and others working at its Fort Meade headquarters and around the world. Here’s how the data center appears to fit into the NSA’s global puzzle.—J.B


If you think that the Nazi Gestapo was bad wait for what is comming to us right now and about to get worst

www.wired.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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And people should look at that user account placed on all computers for there video cards. Updatus.user. A locked file that you can't access but it is tied into all the files on your computer. It is a way for them to bypass having to crack passwords on your computer the hard way. As soon as you view it they have it without having to have a password.

I have had multiple files that user account is using blocked by my antivirus software. Multiple times. I have a pop up screen that shows up right now saying a file is missing could not load the .dll file.
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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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dude just do that Control Panel -> Uninstall software -> Uninstall Nvidia Update
or you can just use this to help find out who or when it was used :answers.microsoft.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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Color me not suprised at all. This has been on the MSM, and ATS for months, if not years. How quickly people forget.


Plenty of articles on this matter. This is nothing new.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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"Democracy(TM)*" would be my guess.

*Warning: Contains no actual democracy.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Dolby_X
Apple :online.wsj.com...

Facebook: www.forbes.com... ce=twitter&utm_medium=social

Microsoft:www.theverge.com...

Yahoo:www.reuters.com...

Here 4 reaction from some of the corp listed
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LIARS



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:08 PM
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You can't use the control panel to remove it. Only choice is to uninstall the video card software and then never update it so they can't re install the updatus.user account. But then you have a video card which will be useless in no time because you have not updated the software. And how many people have nvidia video card? If so you have a hidden updatus.user account on your computer..

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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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Here are graphics of PRISM program:


NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program
Published: June 6, 2013
Through a top-secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine Internet companies for a wide range of digital data.

Documents describing the previously undisclosed program, obtained by The Washington Post, show the breadth of U.S. electronic surveillance capabilities in the wake of a widely publicized controversy over warrant-less wiretapping of U.S. domestic telephone communications in 2005.

These slides, annotated by The Washington Post, represent a selection from the overall document, and certain portions are redacted. Read related article.




www.washingtonpost.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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ok last reply on that here this is not on topic


are you using the admin account ? because i done it several time on several setup allways working



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:27 PM
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I understand your first doubts about that blog post. But I will tell you, I believe it. I live probably about 10 miles from world's the fastest supercomputer (currently housed at Oak Ridge National Labs).

When the computer was called Jaguar, it was said that it was the "declassified" computer and an even faster one was being ran by the NSA. Now it's known as Titan (speed, 27 petaFLOPS in theory), so I can only imagine what the classified NSA one would be clocked at now.

(Side note.... China is about to take the top spot with a computer double the speed of Titan)



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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It seems that since this is public knowledge it now pushes real terrorists to be more creative. What terrorist is going to use their phone or computer now to communicate? Now they need to start opening our postal mail. They "will" find ways so this is a huge waste of resources.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by IAMTAT


Oh my God...This has just been released through the Washington Post. On the heels of the Guardian in UK breaking the story of the Obama administration's NSA forcing Verizon to secretly hand over the phone records of over 100 million American citizens...comes THIS, which looks to make the Verizon story look minuscule by comparison.

I have to agree with the New York Times...The Obama Administration HAS now lost all credibility!

www.washingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Looks like that cat is out of the bag....


Oh....and the ABC agencies have been getting phone data since CALEA.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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Even I'm surprised that this privacy mining is so widespread, and it's about time the whistle has been blown on it. The world needs strong advocates now, advocates on the level of Bill Gates, to stop this steamroller.




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