The title of this post was one of the comments after a C/Net story about how invasive the NSA domestic spying capabilities truly Think this quote from the article should chill you to the bone;
“Because the same legal standards that apply to phone calls also apply to e-mail messages, text messages, and instant messages, Nadler’s disclosure indicates the NSA analysts could also access the contents of Internet communications without going before a court and seeking approval”
Though the vast majority of us are not criminals and certainly not terrorists our government, you know the government of the people, by the people and for the people, feels that they can listen, tape, record, read any of our communications. This is really sinister stuff. And don’t give me that “if you aren’t doing anything wrong crap you have nothing to worry about” crap. I don’t do anything wrong and yet I don’t want Obama being able to read my text to my kids or reading my emails…he can certainly read my blog. Here are some more quotes from the article and some of the comments from readers:
“The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls…If the NSA wants “to listen to the phone,” an analyst’s decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required.”
For all of you liberals who may be enjoying this, you won’t always be in charge and it won’t feel so good when the shoe is on the other foot.
“Edward Snowden, a former NSA infrastructure analyst who leaked classified documents to the Guardian. Snowden said in a video interview that, while not all NSA analysts had this ability, he could from Hawaii “wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president.”
Too bad Snowden couldn’t find Obama’s real birth certificate, his school records, and who paid for his education.
“The Washington Post disclosed Saturday that the existence of a top-secret NSA program called NUCLEON, which “intercepts telephone calls and routes the spoken words” to a database. Top intelligence officials in the Obama administration, the Post said, “have resolutely refused to offer an estimate of the number of Americans whose calls or e-mails have thus made their way into content databases such as NUCLEON.”
“Documents that came to light in an EFF lawsuit provide some insight into how the spy agency vacuums up data from telecommunications companies. Mark Klein, who worked as an AT&T technician for over 22 years, disclosed in 2006 (PDF) that he witnessed domestic voice and Internet traffic being surreptitiously “diverted” through a “splitter cabinet” to secure room 641A in one of the company’s San Francisco facilities. The room was accessible only to NSA-cleared technicians. AT&T and other telecommunications companies that allow the NSA to tap into their fiber links receive absolute immunity from civil liability or criminal prosecution, thanks to a law that Congress enacted in 2008 and renewed in 2012.”
One has to wonder why the Republicrats are going along with this. Do they also benefit or does Big Bro Obama know a little something about them?
Creepy, creepy, creepy stuff here.