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A Running List of What We Know the NSA Can Do. So Far.

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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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The Brian Lehrer Show compiled a running list of the things we KNOW the NSA can do, SO FAR, based on the Snowden leaks. Personally, the one that disturbed me the most was this one:



It can physically intercept deliveries, open packages, and make changes to devices.


You can read the entire list here.
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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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The bad news is that the entire list is composed of things the NSA isn't TOO concerned about us knowing. Which means that's the small stuff. Which means we're looking at little fish right now. The piranhas, not the sharks.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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I had no idea the number of people accessing this stuff was so large:

www.theguardian.com...

One key innovation has been GCHQ's ability to tap into and store huge volumes of data drawn from fibre-optic cables for up to 30 days so that it can be sifted and analysed. That operation, codenamed Tempora, has been running for some 18 months.

GCHQ and the NSA are consequently able to access and process vast quantities of communications between entirely innocent people, as well as targeted suspects...

The Guardian understands that a total of 850,000 NSA employees and US private contractors with top secret clearance had access to GCHQ databases.
850,000??? That's a huge army of spies!

You get that link if you click "more" after "It can tap underwater fiber-optic cables. (More)"

As you said, if this is the stuff we know about, what else can they do, which might be even worse?

Didn't Snowden say he has only leaked a small fraction of their capabilities so far?



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