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Do not give in to Evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Some Things Should Have Been Obvious...

And one of those things is the need to assume the worst from government and their corporate minions:

His first inkling that something was amiss came in summer 2002 when he opened the door to admit a visitor from the National Security Agency to an office of AT&T in San Francisco.

"What the heck is the NSA doing here?" Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, said he asked himself.

A year or so later, he stumbled upon documents that, he said, nearly caused him to fall out of his chair. The documents, he said, show that the NSA gained access to massive amounts of e-mail and search and other Internet records of more than a dozen global and regional telecommunications providers. AT&T allowed the agency to hook into its network at a facility in San Francisco and, according to Klein, many of the other telecom companies probably knew nothing about it...


...In an interview yesterday, he alleged that the NSA set up a system that vacuumed up Internet and phone-call data from ordinary Americans with the cooperation of AT&T . Contrary to the government's depiction of its surveillance program as aimed at overseas terrorists, Klein said, much of the data sent through AT&T to the NSA was purely domestic. Klein said he believes that the NSA was analyzing the records for usage patterns as well as for content.

He said the NSA built a special room to receive data streamed through an AT&T Internet room containing "peering links," or major connections to other telecom providers. The largest of the links delivered 2.5 gigabits of data -- the equivalent of one-quarter of the Encyclopedia Britannica's text -- per second, said Klein, whose documents and eyewitness account form the basis of one of the first lawsuits filed against the telecom giants after the government's warrantless-surveillance program was reported in the New York Times in December 2005...

Assume all voice and 'net traffic is compromised, and act accordingly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always assume you are being watched. Never discuss anything publicly that could be misconstrued by the ignorant. Personal responsibility and desire for liberty scare the hell out of sheeple. Quickest way to meet some Jackboots is spook some vindictive, petty Libtards out of their statist daydream. They will do everything in their power to ruin you for having the audacity to question or oppose their vision of utopia. And while we are on the subject of big brother, you are aware of the FBI using cell phones as listening devices, even when turned off? Turns out there is a back door built in by the manufacturers that can be activated remotely and used as a bug. Only way around it is to take the battery out. Remember, it isn't paranoia if they really are after you.

November 10, 2007 at 5:46 PM  

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