Adressing the OP only, all the quotes are his.
Is it no wonder certain government officials had publically called snowden a traitor? why? what do these officials know that we don't? people
are ignoring this too...
To discredit his revelations.
All he was said to exposed was the "Potential" of these cyber programs, and that they could "potentially" be misused to spy on citizens, but
there is absolutely no evidence of these programs being misused in this way, and FOR WHAT PURPOSE would they be?
Did you at all hear about the IRS scandal going on? Maybe not related to prism but take some time to ponder why I would bring that up.
What people are missing is the fact these CLAIMS that the public is being spied on are FALSE, pointless & impossible, the only truth is... that
these NSA "national security" GCHQ programs "COULD POTENTIALLY" be "MISUSED" for spying & snooping directly on innocent US/UK citizens, but
Why? To make sure everything goes according to Agenda is just one huge reason. Making it easy to target people is another huge reason.
that is an utterly stupid and pointless Idea, not to mention IMPOSSIBLE to achieve, the government would have to clone its population to spy on
each other, and again for what purpose?
They have computers. Computers that have code to sort this information. This information is sorted and put into your profile. They don't need to
have a 1:1 of spy:citizen. Are you being utterly serious? That would be pointless when they can sit back with their feet on the desk and not do a
thing unless needed to. Why would they watch every bit of data come in when they can just pull up your profile and look at every movement, text,
call, e-mail, health problem, political stance, search engine search, picture, EVERYTHING. For a HUGE assortment of purposes, literally anything. I
simply cannot believe you can't think of a single purpose for what they could do with this information other than "debunk terror plots". Get real
man, come on. You said it yourself, it would be impossible to sift through all this information for the purpose you claim it's being used for.
and these systems guard against hackers which are far more a plentiful than NSA & GCHQ workers let alone the other threats these programs deal
with.. as i'm sure agency's like this are already over stretched with the task at hand... this is just common sense
Please explain to me in detail how PRISM and the NSA programs guard against hackers. Collecting data does not prevent hackers sir. You might think
that hackers won't be able to get through unnoticed, but you are simply wrong. There are methods of making tracking you extremely difficult. This is
The fact is the programs which could "potentially" be used to spy on you or i are advanced keyword loggers and if the systems suspects anyone
using certain words or "code" which is suspected and decoded from other Intel programs, which alert the system, and then either a court order must be
passed for the agency's to then monitor you directly for further investigation, and ONLY if you're found to be innocent/not a threat and a massive
waste of time could you claim your privacy has be broken, the fact is these programs are well within the law and are no different to CREDIT CHECKS
which you have from banks or credit loaners, hell i would love to go into a bank and not have my credit history pulled up and not refused a loan i had
no intention of paying back, but just as these checks are important for the system, so are these programs for National Security
That was a long sentence. The fact is these programs are MORE than keyword loggers/flaggers. These programs collect tons of data. If you say
something that could raise a flag, they then go through all of your data. The "keywords" are vast and are subject to increase. These programs are
much, much different than credit checks sir. You comparing them is a complete distortion
and that's all I have to say about that.
If you're not a threat to our socierty why you so worried about a computer storing information? that will never be read?, these programs are
very much needed to protect our countries from homegrown threats, foreign terrorist cells operating within, foreign intelligence agency's operating
within, drug cartels, and all the way down to benefit cheats and fraudsters etc, this alone is a massive job for these types of agency's
Ask the Tea Party. They may not have been profiled directly from the NSA program, but it goes to show that the government has been known to target
people/organizations. Yes, it will benefit cheats and fraudsters who use the system to spy on market trends, bankers, corporations, and much more.
Also, please don't tell me this program is going to protect us from Drug Cartels. Did you hear about Fast & Furious?
to be continued..
edit on 29-6-2013 by introV because: (no reason given)