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In this issue:
-Blowback from the NSA Surveillance
-Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata
-NSA Secrecy and Personal Privacy
-Petition the NSA to Subject its Surveillance Program to Public Comment
-New Details on Skype Eavesdropping
-Pre-9/11 NSA Thinking
-How the NSA Eavesdrops on Americans
-NSA E-Mail Eavesdropping
-US Offensive Cyberwar Policy
Evidence that the NSA Is Storing Voice Content, Not Just Metadata
There's been some interesting speculation that the NSA is storing everyone's phone calls, and not just metadata. The first link, below, is definitely worth reading.
I expressed skepticism about this just a month ago. My assumption had always been that everyone's compressed voice calls are just too much data to move around and store. Now, I don't know.
There's a bit of a conspiracy-theory air to all of this speculation, but underestimating what the NSA will do is a mistake. General Alexander has told members of Congress that they *can* record the contents of phone calls. And they have the technical capability.
( Followed by additional resources: )
My previous skepticism:
"... Here's a way to think of it. In our country there are 2 types of laws. There's constitutional law which regulates what governments do, and then there's law that constrains what corporations do, and they're kinda separate. We are now living in a world where each group has learned to use the others law to get around it's own restrictions. If the government said 'you all have to carry tracking devices 24/7, ' they could never get away with it..... Yet we all carry cell phones. If they said every time you meet somebody 'you must register a new friend,' we would never allow it, but we all go on facebook."
Originally posted by Dustytoad
Here is the video I am watching:
Bruce Schneier: Talks at Google
Smart Guy who obviously thinks above my pay grade with the whole digital arena.