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Originally posted by Phantom28804
I would just like to take a moment to point out that I have seen a lot of people blaming Obama, and I have seen people talking about how the Republicans are outraged. Maybe not on here, but in the news. I thought that this would be a good place to point out just how many people in our government voted for this.
who voted for spying on Americans
I don't know how to attach a graph like they have but it's quite amazing to see how many people currently sitting voted for this crap.
Originally posted by Phantom28804
Also I wanted to add that you can't blame companies like Google, Apple, Facebook etc. They are just doing what they have to to comply with government orders. I am more then sure that the owners of ATS would do the same if so ordered, and probably already have.edit on 6/7/2013 by Phantom28804 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Rocker2013
This means that either the leaked Powerpoint Presentation is fake, or the Federal Government has deliberately hacked the computer systems of private corporations in order to gather data on, and spy on, their own free citizens.
Originally posted by tnhiker
As outraged as people may be, nothing will change. People will forget about it as soon as Kardashian pops out her baby, or Miley gets pregnant or whatever celeb crap the MSM forces down our throat.
Originally posted by marg6043
The question is does the government have the capability of gathering this amount of data? well is greater than we believe.
What is collected?
Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency intercept and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications. The NSA sorts a fraction of those into 70 separate databases.
How many transactions?
In fact, I would suggest that they’ve assembled on the order of 20 trillion transactions about U.S. citizens with other U.S. citizens
Where is the storage facility to gather this mammoth information?
The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold 5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion stacked iPhones 5′s– that stretches past the moon
Is this just fictional or just part of shows like person of interest?
NO, no at all, be afraid people very afraid, the technology is there and is been in use to spy on you.
“You are being watched. The government has a secret system – a machine – that spies on you every hour of every day.” That is how each episode of “Person of Interest” on CBS begins. Most Americans that have watched the show just assume that such a surveillance network is completely fictional and that the government would never watch us like that. Sadly, most Americans are wrong. Shocking new details have emerged this week which prove that a creepy nationwide network of spy cameras is being rolled out across the United States. Reportedly, these new spy cameras are “more accurate than modern facial recognition technology”, and every few seconds they send back data from cities and major landmarks all over the United States to a centralized processing center where it is analyzed
Sorry to burst the bubble of ignorance when it comes to how much power the tyrannic government we have can exercise over us the citizens of this nation.
The government has become and elite entity in which we the citizens are nothing but a treat to their power.
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices
At your own perils people. . . .
Of course this information is useful, Mr. Clapper. That is why we have a "Bill of Rights" to protect it.
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by JacKatMtn
If the stories were allowed to run you can guarantee that tptb want you to know. It is probably just an in your face "we do what we want, what are you gonna do about it". You had senators commenting today about how it is keeping everyone safe.
I mean the article is really bad. Geez, I hope it is not a limited hangout; what could be much worse?
Originally posted by SunnyDee
I've been out of the current news loop this week, but seeing the headlines on this govt spying stuff this morning, all I can think is, " Why is this suddenly news and why is the MSM suddenly reporting on it?"
We here have all but taken for granted that everything we say on our technologies is being recorded. So why is this NOW suddenly the story orf the week?
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
Originally posted by IAMTAT
I have to agree with the New York Times...The Obama Administration HAS now lost all credibility!
Its sad though... even though hes lost all imaginary credibility he once had, youll still have the diehard worshipers who will never acknowledge that Bama ever did anything wrong, and that you are just either a republican or a racist or both if you think hes not the second coming of Christ. Even on this board, where people are supposed to deny ignorance or something.
Oh well. Momentum seems to be building against the rogue government regime in power ATM. Hopefully it gets enough momentum to actually get somewhere, like an impeachment of the entire administration and charges of treason brought to them.
U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program