reply to post by chemtrailsmakemesneeze
----None of the following is classified---
Google as with all communications networks world wide are used as an ancillery-augment to screening and doing analysis on ALL worldwide
communications. Under the broad stroke of the NSA, we also have a very interesting technical resource in the NRO (national reconiciense office), we
have what is publicly known in the US as dozens of "official" communications intercept and monitoring systems. The Russians have have long been
better at HUMINT, or "human intelligence, in other words having a more extensive "spy" network then the west. Federal Security Service, or "son of
KGB", and the military version GRU use electronic intercepts of course, but can put more people on the street, etc. Prior to USSR going "by-by" in
1989, they had deep links in the eastern block and other (like Cuba, Vietnam), and very good moles in CHICOM or Chinese intelligence, and much more.
Hooks remain for the Russians in the Eastern Block.
The US has its world wide net that includes UK, GCHQ-government communications headquarters, or "son of Bletchley Park", where we tackeled the
German Enigma codes. Then we have the Canadians run by numerous sources, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (seriously), which is a very
capable and very extensive intelligence force in it's own right (Canada has long had a unified military, not Army, Navy, etc. Just called CAF or
Canadian Armed Forces). In the southeren hemisphere Australia has its own communications intercept group at Pine Gap. This is monitored both by ASIO
and ASIS. Both Australian counterintelligence group, like our FBI, second is like own version of our CIA. We maintain ground and perpetual air craft
"ears", and underwater as well. This latter one I cant go into.
For some background the US NSA is a progeny of the Army Signal Corp, with ONI (navy) systems incorporations. Before the need to establish a rational
way to co-ordinate information coming from very many sources during WW-1 a very wise man(Yardley) set up a communications intercept group small and
compartmented that was called the "Black Chamber" This was set up in an obscure New York apartmentment, by a gentlemen in the US Army, who also had
strong US Navy ties. You might check out on google "the Zimmerman telegram". The BC broke the code that offered Mexico a chunk of SW US terrortory
if they invaded along our southern border, to take our mide mind off of Europes "problems". And it might damn well have worked. But we intercepted
it and as this was a direct provacation as in act of war, we declared war on Germany. You know the rest. Oh, the secretary of state at the time, sorry
cant recall his name off hand, closed it all down saying; "gentleman do not read other peoples mail" Right, and call me the flying nun. It took us
post WW-2 with pieces of the OSS and the flu-flu loving Hover of the FBI, and all the military services a long time to pick up that mess.
Keep in mind "private" companies like IT&T, AT&T, and others including numerous radio/tv stations have long allowed the feds to monitor a whole lot
of stuff. Monopolies for the most part just don't happen, they get the lay of the land and given certain "favors" to play ball. Thats the very
basics.The internet is also monitored in the same way.