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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
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.”
Back to back disclosure concerning the government harvesting citizens' data, up until now, officials questioned "under oath" about gathering data on US folks denied it was happening..
And, we have member of Congress, on both sides of the political spectrum saying, "don't worry, it's nothing new, in fact it's been going on for years... "
I think this could finally be the point that the left and right unite and rid our government of the folks who allowed this, and to some extent accept it..
"Everyone should just calm down and understand this isn't anything that is brand new,'' said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who added that the phone-data program has "worked to prevent'' terrorist attacks.
Thursday the existence of the previously undisclosed program, which was described as providing the NSA and FBI direct access to server systems operated by tech companies that include Google Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Skype.
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by IAMTAT
Thanks for making a thread on this. Can't believe it only has 18 flags (at the time I am posting), but then it doesn't involve aliens or gun control, and apparently people don't see the tie to Obama either.
The irony is that the government wants this to be a super-secret program, and not provide any information on it to the populace, and only very little to Congress, but the government thinks it has the right to all information on us.
If you aren't already encrypting e-mails and you internet traffic, and you aren't yet using a proxy server, then start doing so. I'd also say start encrypting everything on your computer because as I understand it the NSA and FBI are using software that can go onto a persons computer to snoop and even use the web cam.
I'd also say that every Democratic, Republican and Independent congressperson who supports this crap should be voted out of office. The Left and the Right and the center need to get together on this and take back our country. This is a very pressing issue that is a bigger deal than most of the political issues that divide us.