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Message 1377786 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 4:37:50 UTC - in response to Message 1377779.  

Remember former U.S. President Richard W. Nixon, who by means of wiretapping his own telephone conversations pulled the plug on his own business (or rather leadership that is).

Was it perhaps another story there before this thing ever happened?

What if it rather happened today?

I'll check it out.


No Nixon had all conversations in the Oval Office recorded.

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Message 1377788 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 4:46:20 UTC
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That's why he got caught hehehehe twit Nixon I mean
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Message 1377789 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 4:48:45 UTC

And before you all have ago at me yes I do know it was at the water gate hotel
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Message 1377790 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 4:53:53 UTC
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This has been going on for a long long time. Know people who rent space on their building for cell sites. After they had the contract with the wireless carrier they got a government official visit that they had to find room for one more antenna, the NSA one. It is to track the movements of every cell phone. It just listens to your cell phone ping the command channel but they get a real good idea on your movements from this. Now add this to every phone number you call, cross check this with credit reports (another free to the government FISA database) and now they know who you are, who you talk two, where you are ... . Now they can figure out who your ISP is and then match that massive data haul to you. They will know before you do the next time you are going to fart.

I don't want them collecting this data to begin with. I doubt it can be stopped. What may be able to be stopped is allowing the government to make a backup. Once there are backup's there is no way to ensure the data gets erased. And all this massive collection must have a time limit on it. Older than 90 days, sorry, data erased. Or you go get a real named individual warrant from a real court. But they should never get the data in the first place.

While the guys in office today may be okay, and that is debatable, they aren't Joseph Stalin or Pol Pot. Can you imagine one of them with the data pile? That is why is must never ever be allowed to be collected. Can't be sure who the heck may get in office down the road.

<ed>By the way, all this data collection stopped the Boston Bombing right?
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Message 1377793 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 5:07:43 UTC - in response to Message 1377790.  

This has been going on for a long long time. Know people who rent space on their building for cell sites. After they had the contract with the wireless carrier they got a government official visit that they had to find room for one more antenna, the NSA one. It is to track the movements of every cell phone. It just listens to your cell phone ping the command channel but they get a real good idea on your movements from this. Now add this to every phone number you call, cross check this with credit reports (another free to the government FISA database) and now they know who you are, who you talk two, where you are ... . Now they can figure out who your ISP is and then match that massive data haul to you. They will know before you do the next time you are going to fart.

I don't want them collecting this data to begin with. I doubt it can be stopped. What may be able to be stopped is allowing the government to make a backup. Once there are backup's there is no way to ensure the data gets erased. And all this massive collection must have a time limit on it. Older than 90 days, sorry, data erased. Or you go get a real named individual warrant from a real court. But they should never get the data in the first place.

While the guys in office today may be okay, and that is debatable, they aren't Joseph Stalin or Pol Pot. Can you imagine one of them with the data pile? That is why is must never ever be allowed to be collected. Can't be sure who the heck may get in office down the road.

<ed>By the way, all this data collection stopped the Boston Bombing right?


hehehehehehe
does make you wonder why they are doing when they seem to miss the things they are supposed to be looking for

Maybe information overload , mite be better to collect more and then they will really be stuffed to much info to sort through ...........only joking
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Message 1377804 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 5:38:58 UTC - in response to Message 1377793.  



The Chain....

I've got nothing to hide.
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Message 1377809 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 6:02:01 UTC - in response to Message 1377804.  

http://nsa.gov1.info/surveillance/

I like the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

Still..."Truth is stranger than fiction."
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Message 1377812 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 6:04:14 UTC

A man who writes off this intrusion into personal lives by saying 'I have nothing to hide' has given up all freedom and privacy he may have once had.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

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Message 1378026 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 13:48:40 UTC - in response to Message 1377812.  

A man who writes off this intrusion into personal lives by saying 'I have nothing to hide' has given up all freedom and privacy he may have once had.

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Message 1378029 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 13:57:40 UTC

I worked for BT for 22 years and I can assure you the government were recording exactly who they wanted when they wanted back in the 70's. We had a far right wing organisation called the National Front who reported faults on their phone line just to get the bug removed for a while. Once the system fell down and I was given the fault to investigate in the exchange. I discovered and extra pair of wires going to a concealed black box under the main frame. On reporting this to my boss I was told to forget it. Next day the black box was gone.

The only upside is that apparently in the US three billion phone calls are made every day which breaks down to 34,722 per second, the best they could do is scan the conversations for tell tale words,which apparently terrorists no longer use, or just keep the records until something happens, then go back and see if there is any evidence.

The advance in all things IT actually means we now have almost no privacy compared to just a few years ago. The best way to avoid this is only make a phone call from a pre paid cellphone, then burn it. Have no online accounts at all, destroy your computer/smartphone/iPad/android tablet, with a large hammer. Oh yes and don't go anywhere that has security cameras.
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Message 1378031 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 14:03:25 UTC - in response to Message 1377631.  
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Instead of investigating W on Treason charges...


You're being delusional. What when where and why?

Hardly, I'd say intentionally manipulating Intelligence information to fit ones desires(going to war with Iraq), presenting your falsehoods to the world as the truth(Colin Powell's speech to the UN), and then getting approval from congress for war against Iraq using these same know falsified documents. I'd say that's treason.

Even better, were all the no bid contracts to friends and families of Conservative supporters that just so happened to have exactly what the government needed to complete the jobs that the Gubberment needed done. How is it the Gubberment knew these companies were ready to fill the need unless the gubberment was already making preperations with these companies prior to any talk of invasion.

Hmmm I can go on but I realize that the only response will be denial. Funny how that works. Conservatives deny something and the response is silence. The conservatives accuse and suddenly there is a room full of buzz and inuendo


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Message 1378038 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 14:15:54 UTC

One has to wonder what judge thought it a good idea to give a blanket warrant for that specific companies phone calls. What about all the other major carriers. Why didn't the carrier(verizon) complain or dispute the illegal search? for all intents and purposes they said "F it. its not my phone calls".

Talk abour rolling over and doing a disservice to your customers. If I actually had a cellphone and my provider was Verizon, I'd be looking at for a new phone company


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Message 1378039 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 14:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 1378026.  

A man who writes off this intrusion into personal lives by saying 'I have nothing to hide' has given up all freedom and privacy he may have once had.

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Message 1378076 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 15:14:09 UTC - in response to Message 1378038.  

One has to wonder what judge thought it a good idea to give a blanket warrant for that specific companies phone calls. What about all the other major carriers.

They got the orders as well
Why didn't the carrier(verizon) complain or dispute the illegal search?

How do you know they didn't? Records of a FISA court are secret.
for all intents and purposes they said "F it. its not my phone calls".

Talk abour rolling over and doing a disservice to your customers. If I actually had a cellphone and my provider was Verizon, I'd be looking at for a new phone company

All the major cell companies provide the same data to the NSA. Good luck finding one that doesn't.


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Message 1378082 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 15:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 1378076.  
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One has to wonder what judge thought it a good idea to give a blanket warrant for that specific companies phone calls. What about all the other major carriers.

They got the orders as well
Why didn't the carrier(verizon) complain or dispute the illegal search?

How do you know they didn't? Records of a FISA court are secret.
for all intents and purposes they said "F it. its not my phone calls".

Talk abour rolling over and doing a disservice to your customers. If I actually had a cellphone and my provider was Verizon, I'd be looking at for a new phone company

All the major cell companies provide the same data to the NSA. Good luck finding one that doesn't.


So you have knowledge of All major cell services being tapped? amazing!!! you have insider info. thanks for breaking it with us.

So the warrant was only for Verizon but all are being tapped this is a truly momentus occassion. I think we should celebrate by dumping all cell phones in a toilet and moving on.


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Message 1378084 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 15:25:01 UTC - in response to Message 1377897.  
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Chris, you as a "subject" have being a serf/vassal taught into you from cradle to grave. It is part of your DNA. We in the colonies reject such and threw it off over 200 years ago. Being a "subject" is not bred into our DNA. I doubt you can ever understand it.

As to this keep the data crap you are saying, the ends do not justify the means. Little if any FISA material is admissible in a criminal court in the first place. So that is never a reason to collect the data.

I don't care how lilly white the original intent is. I don't care what safeguards are in place. I care that some black hat may somehow get the data, steal?, and use it against me! Burn it!

<edit>Do you think Wikileaks would have hesitated to publish the data if he had it? This why it is extremely dangerous!
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Message 1378100 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 15:50:04 UTC - in response to Message 1378082.  
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So you have knowledge of All major cell services being tapped? amazing!!! you have insider info. thanks for breaking it with us.

So the warrant was only for Verizon but all are being tapped this is a truly momentus occassion. I think we should celebrate by dumping all cell phones in a toilet and moving on.

You are just a bit behind on reading news ...
http://news.yahoo.com/us-declassifies-phone-program-details-uproar-071508507.html
It was revealed late Wednesday that the National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of hundreds of millions of U.S. phone customers. The leaked document first reported by the British newspaper the Guardian gave the NSA authority to collect from all of Verizon's land and mobile customers, but intelligence experts said the program swept up the records of other phone companies too. The possibility of a third secret program letting the NSA tap into credit card transaction records emerged late Thursday in a report in The Wall Street Journal. The White House did not immediately respond to an inquiry about that program.

At the same time, Clapper offered new information about the phone program and another one that collects the audio, video, email, photographic and Internet search usage of foreign nationals overseas who use any of the nine major Internet providers, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo and others.

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Message 1378110 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 16:06:14 UTC

2 things:

1) While I have nothing to hide I am concerned about the blanket authority to do this to all providers.

2) A news broadcast on the radio last night said on the radio the wiretapping was originally approved in 2007. Unknown on source. If the date was accurate it's not Obama to be blamed for the start of it. That would fall squarely on George W Bush.


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Message 1378111 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 16:07:17 UTC - in response to Message 1378029.  

Indeed, Bernie, for years there has been a facility on UK soil, operated by the US Government that taps into UK comms. At one point, years ago, in the 'subject matter' line in e-mails sent between myself and my Uncle in Australia (who was also aware of 'goverment-backed' snooping on citizens) we used to put, 'To the NSA'. A facility of this kind is hardly what one would expect from an 'ally'! More to the point, is, any UK government that allowed it's construction and use and continued use, is not one that we can trust. Yep. Thats all of them!



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Message 1378112 - Posted: 7 Jun 2013, 16:18:15 UTC

I'll say it again. The judge that signed off on this has a lot of explaining to do.

Also, an interesting aside. Since these wire taps are made only to find info on terrorism, I'd find it interesting if they heard anything about murders or drug deals and did they act upon any of those calls. Seems that they'd be forced to ignore anything other than terrorist related calls.

Another aside. Please help drive up the cost of business for the NSA. Use words like Secret, Bomb, explosion, conspiracy, clandestine, etc. as much as posible on your cell phones. Please help do your part in disrupting or at least make it more difficult for illegal wire taps


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