Senate Lies Obama Spies – everything from your cellphone to your wifi toilet is runnin and tellin errybody

Today we are going to run a bit long due to the proliferation of information released suddenly about the government spying activity here in the USA.  These suckers are all up in Your Drawers Literally.

Apparently the US Spy mechanism has been in full operation for quite a while.  Clearly everything from your cellphone to your wifi toilet is runnin and tellin errybody.

Just the Shock of this whole revelation is bringing out even the legislators; who claim they weren’t aware of the process – yet admit they want to know if they were surveiled as well. Talk about stupid.

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U.S. Senators Say Cellphone Surveillance Has Gone On ‘For Years’  
U.S. Senators are downplaying the news that Verizon provides vast amounts of identifying details on its cellphone customers to the National Security Administration, saying the practice is nothing new.

 How the hell is this happening; no doubt you are asking -

kateoplis: Oh, yes.

Welllllll,, we kept talking about the US Government Super Secret Spymasters putting their hooks deeper into the public for the past few months.  It got out of hand with CISPA but that’s only the knob they used to open the door – take a peek at this lil stank and then get ready to start snatchin off shoes and earrings cause some show nuff fightin words will probably be first on your list of comments, no doubt.

priceofliberty:

In a move that makes clear the direction that our country is increasingly heading towards, the Department of Defense has published an update to a US code that outlines military power during civil unrest.

[It’s a PDF, by the way || Here in HTM text]

SUMMARY: This rule implements DoD regulations and legislation concerning restriction on direct participation by DoD personnel. It provides specific policy direction and assigns responsibilities with respect to DoD support provided to Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances.

The legal authority for this rule is 10 U.S.C. 375 (wherein the Secretary of Defense “shall not” permit the military from engaging in domestic affairs unless “otherwise authorized” by law.  Effective May 13th, 2013, the State Department of the United States of America announces its policy to prepare for “civil disturbances” in fear of the consequences of these events. What is a civil disturbance?

“Prejudicial to public law and order”

Wow that’s not that vague. So for further clarification the DoD offers this:

(1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy; a section of the economy; productivity; competition; jobs; the environment; public health or safety; or State, local, or Tribal governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs, or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in these Executive Orders.

This is law now – this was published on the federal register. I’m still sifting around myself but the changes herein to Title 32 (National Defense) are pretty substantial; the U.S. military has officially been sanction for domestic police work.

(Source: thinksquad, via anarcho-queer)

No Doubt you are now asking yourself if your passport is in order and how to get the helloutofhere.  Yeah, but we’ve got more deeper throat to share with you today.  swallow hard and get ready cause we’re gonna give it to you raw - skrate from the desk of President Obama,

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

A secret court order has forced Verizon to hand over detailed information on calls made by millions of Americans: the time, duration, and numbers involved in each call.

Some Democrats voted to prevent Americans from knowing about it as well. Both parties are guilty of allowing this monstrosity of an unconstitutional law to pass.

Ohhhh Yeahhhhh they all knew and not one of they asses intimated a single word to one constituent.  Talked about it amongst themselves and now they got the fricken nerve to be askin if they were tapped too ?

Senators Grill Attorney General Holder On Whether Verizon Surveillance Targeted Them, Too

ramialkarmi:

As the extent of the NSA’s massive collection of Verizon’s phone records comes to light, the Senate is determined to get to the bottom of the surveillance of at least one group of Americans: themselves.

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Mofos need to get the fuck outta here, right directly now

imageI can’t say that I’m not all too surprised with the damaging news to hit the web today that the U.S. Government is secretly spying on citizens using 9-top Internet companies.

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and then somebody decided to show the truth after the government lied – this always happens and we all knew it was commin too.

The Government Responds to the PRISM Spying Program

So PRISM totally exists. James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, basically confirmed the Washington Post and Guardian report about how the NSA can pry data from Apple, Facebook, Google and whoever else.

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We feel like that Sweet Brown Meme would be the most appropriate thing to insert here but we’ve got funnier shit than that and it’s real. yes we said real proof that they have their tongues wayyyy up our asses.  they are not even denying it. every internet provider is just being syphoned into room 13 on market st. Talk about a Blip.. smdh

savikalpa:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The highest priority of the Intelligence Community is to work within the constraints of law to collect, analyze and understand information related to potential threats to our national security.

The unauthorized disclosure of a top secret U.S. court document threatens potentially long-lasting and irreversible harm to our ability to identify and respond to the many threats facing our nation.

The article omits key information regarding how a classified intelligence collection program is used to prevent terrorist attacks and the numerous safeguards that protect privacy and civil liberties.

I believe it is important for the American people to understand the limits of this targeted counterterrorism program and the principles that govern its use. In order to provide a more thorough understanding of the program, I have directed that certain information related to the “business records” provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act be declassified and immediately released to the public.

The following important facts explain the purpose and limitations of the program:

  • The judicial order that was disclosed in the press is used to support a sensitive intelligence collection operation, on which members of Congress have been fully and repeatedly briefed. The classified program has been authorized by all three branches of the Government.
  • Although this program has been properly classified, the leak of one order, without any context, has created a misleading impression of how it operates. Accordingly, we have determined to declassify certain limited information about this program.
  • The program does not allow the Government to listen in on anyone’s phone calls. The information acquired does not include the content of any communications or the identity of any subscriber. The only type of information acquired under the Court’s order is telephony metadata, such as telephone numbers dialed and length of calls.
  • The collection is broad in scope because more narrow collection would limit our ability to screen for and identify terrorism-related communications. Acquiring this information allows us to make connections related to terrorist activities over time. The FISA Court specifically approved this method of collection as lawful, subject to stringent restrictions.
  • The information acquired has been part of an overall strategy to protect the nation from terrorist threats to the United States, as it may assist counterterrorism personnel to discover whether known or suspected terrorists have been in contact with other persons who may be engaged in terrorist activities.
  • There is a robust legal regime in place governing all activities conducted pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which ensures that those activities comply with the Constitution and laws and appropriately protect privacy and civil liberties. The program at issue here is conducted under authority granted by Congress and is authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). By statute, the Court is empowered to determine the legality of the program.
  • By order of the FISC, the Government is prohibited from indiscriminately sifting through the telephony metadata acquired under the program. All information that is acquired under this program is subject to strict, court-imposed restrictions on review and handling. The court only allows the data to be queried when there is a reasonable suspicion, based on specific facts, that the particular basis for the query is associated with a foreign terrorist organization. Only specially cleared counterterrorism personnel specifically trained in the Court-approved procedures may even access the records.
  • All information that is acquired under this order is subject to strict restrictions on handling and is overseen by the Department of Justice and the FISA Court. Only a very small fraction of the records are ever reviewed because the vast majority of the data is not responsive to any terrorism-related query.
  • The Court reviews the program approximately every 90 days. DOJ conducts rigorous oversight of the handling of the data received to ensure the applicable restrictions are followed. In addition, DOJ and ODNI regularly review the program implementation to ensure it continues to comply with the law.
  • The Patriot Act was signed into law in October 2001 and included authority to compel production of business records and other tangible things relevant to an authorized national security investigation with the approval of the FISC. This provision has subsequently been reauthorized over the course of two Administrations – in 2006 and in 2011. It has been an important investigative tool that has been used over the course of two Administrations, with the authorization and oversight of the FISC and the Congress.

Discussing programs like this publicly will have an impact on the behavior of our adversaries and make it more difficult for us to understand their intentions. Surveillance programs like this one are consistently subject to safeguards that are designed to strike the appropriate balance between national security interests and civil liberties and privacy concerns. I believe it is important to address the misleading impression left by the article and to reassure the American people that the Intelligence Community is committed to respecting the civil liberties and privacy of all American citizens.

James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

8001 characters of bullshit.

On March 12, 2013 Senator Wyden asked Director Clapper “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” He responded “No sir”. On June 6, 2013 Director Clapper released a statement admitting the NSA collects telephony metadata on millions of Americans.

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

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Now we all know this is totally the way it is. they running the information train on our asses and had no intentions of ever releasing any proof if they didn’t get caught red handed.

This is why the US Government is not to be trusted with anything secret – ever, anymore.

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Hot Damn now we’re getting somewhere.  Folks are starting to think about exactly where this connects with each of us.  thats’ what is needed. especially with such tremendous power aimed at one specific goal – discovering everyones’ personal business.

That’s what should concern everyone most – Your Business, will now be Their Business. Take The RED Pill, They now want to Turn You Into A Walking Communicator. Yes They Doooo…

8bitfuture: FDA approved pill turns your body into a password. Motorola have shown off a pill which enables the user to transmit authentication passwords to a range of devices through their body, including phones, computers, cars or door locks. The pill is powered by stomach acids, and according to the FDA it would be safe to swallow 30 of the pills every day for the rest of your life, although the pill lasts about two weeks before it “needs to be replaced”. this is the mark of the beast damn it. fuck this

8bitfuture:

FDA approved pill turns your body into a password.

Motorola have shown off a pill which enables the user to transmit authentication passwords to a range of devices through their body, including phones, computers, cars or door locks.

The pill is powered by stomach acids, and according to the FDA it would be safe to swallow 30 of the pills every day for the rest of your life, although the pill lasts about two weeks before it “needs to be replaced”.

this is the mark of the beast damn it. fuck this

We said it then and we’re saying it again, This is the Frickin Mark Of The Beast.  Why Else would you need to Swallow It ?  co’mon bishes.. ain’t nobody gonna do this if they got the least bit of common sense.

Did Intelligence Officials Lie to Congress about NSA Domestic Spying? ?

ramialkarmi:

Last night, The Guardian published a secret court order that it had obtained, which shows that the National Security Agency (NSA) is currently collecting telephone call metadata on millions of Verizon customers. The scope of the collection includes

all call detail records or ‘telephony’ metadata created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls. This Order does not require Verizon to produce telephony metadata for communications wholly originating and terminating in foreign countries. (emphasis added)

Some initially noted that this approval only covered a three month period, from April to July, and specualted, therefore, that it may be related to an investigation of the Boston bombings. However, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) confirmed today that “this is the exact three month renewal of what has been the case for the past seven years.” (emphasis added)

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Now Who Done Got Caught Lyin Mr President ?

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U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program ?

erier2003:

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.

The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before.

Wow.

Here’s Your List of Why You Now Know The Internet Is Deadly

  • NSA Snooping Of Verizon Shows Why Technology Is A Double-Edged Sword

ramialkarmi:

Americans are upset to learn that the NSA has been gathering call data from Verizon. A report from the Guardian—compliments of a leaked Top Secret document—shows that Verizon has been mandated to supply information to the NSA on a daily basis pertaining to all calls placed and received by all customers.

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anarcho-queer:

thx1013:

anarcho-queer:

freedomofwhat:

anarcho-queer:

Revealed: U.S. Government Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Users Daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.

The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.

The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.

The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa) granted the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period ending on July 19.

Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are not covered.

The disclosure is likely to reignite longstanding debates in the US over the proper extent of the government’s domestic spying powers.

The court order expressly bars Verizon from disclosing to the public either the existence of the FBI’s request for its customers’ records, or the court order itself.

“We decline comment,” said Ed McFadden, a Washington-based Verizon spokesman.

The order, signed by Judge Roger Vinson, compels Verizon to produce to the NSA electronic copies of “all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by Verizon for communications between the United States and abroad” or “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls”.

It is not known whether Verizon is the only cell-phone provider to be targeted with such an order, although previous reporting has suggested the NSA has collected cell records from all major mobile networks. It is also unclear from the leaked document whether the three-month order was a one-off, or the latest in a series of similar orders.

The news comes just days after Obama suggested he will push for increased electronic surveillance.

Glad I’m on ATT for now, but damn. This is the kind of stuff that makes me mad.

AT&T is just as bad if not worse. They willfully give your info to the government without warrants.

In 2007 it was revealed that the FBI paid multimillion-dollar contracts to AT&T and Verizon requiring the companies to station employees inside the FBI and to give these employees access to the telecom databases so they could immediately service FBI requests for telephone records.

Some of you act like you’re big time movers with big shit going on when in reality you’re just paranoid stoners. Get over yourselves.

No one suggested that, we are concerned about our privacy being violated and/or just realizing how massive government surveillance is.

FYI, condescension is an indicator of insecurity and low self-esteem. The first thing you can do to build positive self-esteem is to ignore destructive criticism and insults, just a thought.

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  • Senators Grill Attorney General Holder On Whether Verizon Surveillance Targeted Them, Too

ramialkarmi:

As the extent of the NSA’s massive collection of Verizon’s phone records comes to light, the Senate is determined to get to the bottom of the surveillance of at least one group of Americans: themselves.

http://twt.lu/13nTfJI

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  • Here’s a summary on what has been an interesting day in the area of data collection by the US government. My thoughts on this are in a follow-up post (this one got too long just in summarizing!).

Yesterday, there was this—the NSA collecting phone call data from at least Verizon, and perhaps from other phone companies:

Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are not covered.

Today, there was this—leaks about a certain PRISM program, that purportedly collects huge amounts of data, including the contents of communications, from a number of sources:

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.

Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”

To which, Facebook responded (Page 2 of same article):

We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers. When Facebook is asked for data or information about specific individuals, we carefully scrutinize any such request for compliance with all applicable laws, and provide information only to the extent required by law.

and, response from Apple:

We have never heard of PRISM. We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers, and any government agency requesting customer data must get a court order.

The article itself then speculates that the mode of data collection—“directly from the servers”—may be inaccurate. In any case, the case seems to be that there is massive levels of communication data—both connection details and communication content—is accessed, but intended to be focused on non-US persons only:

In four new orders, which remain classified, the court defined massive data sets as “facilities” and agreed to certify periodically that the government had reasonable procedures in place to minimize collection of “U.S. persons” data without a warrant.

And finally, the director of national intelligence had some responses. From the BBC:

He said the communications-collection programme was “designed to facilitate the acquisition of foreign intelligence information concerning non-US persons located outside the United States”.

“It cannot be used to intentionally target any US citizen, any other US person, or anyone located within the United States,” he added.

Mr Clapper said the programme, under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was recently reauthorised by Congress after hearings and debate.

“Information collected under this program is among the most important and valuable foreign intelligence information we collect, and is used to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats,” he added.

Interesting cycle of news, to say the least. My thoughts on this follow in a separate post.

  • Facebook Denies Giving NSA Direct Access To Its Servers

ramialkarmi:

Another day, another shocking report about the extent of the National Security Agency’s reach into the communications of American citizens. On Thursday evening, the Washington Post and the Guardian both reported on a program called PRISM, which allegedly gives the NSA direct access to a host of Internet companies’ servers.

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icymirss:

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows them to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

  • NSA Snooping Of Verizon Shows Why Technology Is A Double-Edged Sword

ramialkarmi:

Americans are upset to learn that the NSA has been gathering call data from Verizon. A report from the Guardian—compliments of a leaked Top Secret document—shows that Verizon has been mandated to supply information to the NSA on a daily basis pertaining to all calls placed and received by all customers.

http://twt.lu/10TT3Ca

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  • Facebook Denies Giving NSA Direct Access To Its Servers

ramialkarmi:

Another day, another shocking report about the extent of the National Security Agency’s reach into the communications of American citizens. On Thursday evening, the Washington Post and the Guardian both reported on a program called PRISM, which allegedly gives the NSA direct access to a host of Internet companies’ servers.

http://twt.lu/ZTx3J1

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icymirss:

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows them to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

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matthewkeys:

The National Security Agency can mine customer data from as many as 50 American companies in real time, sources told Marc Ambinder at The Week.

Some of the companies have been providing data to the agency since 2006. Others have given the government access intermittently.

The news follows a leak to the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers on a secret NSA program called “PRISM,” which collects user data from nine tech companies, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Aol.

Thursday, the Guardian also published a leaked court order requiring Verizon to supply call logs for all customers between April and July 2013.

  • Watch Top U.S. Intelligence Officials Repeatedly Deny NSA Spying On Americans Over The Last Year (Videos)

ramialkarmi:

To paraphrase Joseph Heller: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t surveilling you.

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And we want to give you this final issue to consider – Bradley Manning is in jail awaiting court and sentencing on charges that he stole information and released it to tell the truth.

Yes the government is stealing information everyday and yet they don’t even face a single inquiry from anyone about this blantant disregard for privacy law.

There must be some place in the universe where this type of logic is logical but we haven’t heard of it.  No one obviously has but the CIA and the FBI and the rest of the US Spymasters in Mr Presidents cabinet.

Bradley Manning: The U.S. on Trial for War Crimes ?

The United States was, in theory, a nation of laws. But it is no longer a nation of laws for Bradley Manning.

When the abuse of Bradley Manning became a scandal reaching all the way to the President of the United States and Hillary Clinton’s spokesman resigned to register his dissent over Mr. Manning’s treatment, an attempt was made to make the problem less visible. Bradley Manning was transferred to the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He has waited in prison for three years for a trial – 986 days longer than the legal maximum – because for three years the prosecution has dragged its feet and obstructed the court, denied the defense access to evidence and abused official secrecy. This is simply illegal – all defendants are constitutionally entitled to a speedy trial – but the transgression has been acknowledged and then overlooked.

Against all of this, it would be tempting to look on the eventual commencement of his trial as a mercy. But that is hard to do.

We no longer need to comprehend the “Kafkaesque” through the lens of fiction or allegory. It has left the pages and lives among us, stalking our best and brightest. It is fair to call what is happening to Bradley Manning a “show trial”. Those invested in what is called the “US military justice system” feel obliged to defend what is going on, but the rest of us are free to describe this travesty for what it is. No serious commentator has any confidence in a benign outcome. The pretrial hearings have comprehensively eliminated any meaningful uncertainty, inflicting pre-emptive bans on every defense argument that had any chance of success.

With This we say “Us Spymasters, Your Lies will not Counter Our Intelligence“.

When it comes to events from the recent “for the collective good” history, America appears to have a very short memory. Because if it could remember further back than just 15 (milli)seconds, it would recall this…

[And don’t forget about the NSA’s secret room in AT&T’s San Francisco switching center.]

According to a statement released by Klein’s attorney, an NSA agent showed up at the San Francisco switching center in 2002 to interview a management-level technician for a special job. In January 2003, Klein observed a new room being built adjacent to the room housing AT&T’s #4ESS switching equipment, which is responsible for routing long distance and international calls.

“I learned that the person whom the NSA interviewed for the secret job was the person working to install equipment in this room,” Klein wrote. “The regular technician work force was not allowed in the room.”

Article about how the FBI uses servers from Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Skype and Youtube to spy on people. They claim not to spy on Americans living in the US but only on non-Americans not living in the US (sure)…

Now Everybody Run Tell Alladis Shit,