The federal government’s domestic spying program – which U.S. President Barack Obama continues to insist is not targeting American citizens – has the capacity to cover three-fourths of the nation’s web traffic, a shocking new report in The Wall Street Journal reveals.
“The system has the capacity to reach roughly 75 (percent) of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a wide array of communications by foreigners and Americans,” the Journal report notes. “In some cases, it retains the written content of emails sent between citizens within the U.S. and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology.”
This report comes on the heels of prior revelations about the true size and scope of this Orwellian spy network – which was courageously exposed earlier this year by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
Once again, everything Snowden has said in exposing this program has turned out to be true … while everything the government has told us in an effort to mitigate outrage has turned out to be a lie.
Meanwhile efforts to partially defund this Orwellian monstrosity have failed thanks to “Republicans” in the U.S. House of Representatives not taking a firm stand in defense of our liberties.
(Sort of like they won’t take a firm stand against Obamacare).
I like The Colonel’s suggestion about sending vague e-mails with flag words in them if nothing else but to tweak the watchers noses.
The only problem with that is that you have to wonder if they will black bag you because of it or screw with you back.
Our gov’t is truly something to be feared, and it obviously doesn’t fear us.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”-Jefferson
I FEAR MY GOVERNMENT
Yeah, but do you fear Mark Zuckerberg and the internet companies that mess in 100% of your stuff…to sell advertising?
Or, is it OK when business spies on you just to make a billion or two?
No. It doesn’t bother me a bit. I only allow them to have what I want. They have more than I would like, but they don’t run around sniffing my A-hole trying to find out what I had for supper.
There’s a difference between collecting everything, and providing a few things.
I don’t sign up for their shit, simple enough.
Not only that I can sue them if they take my shit(info) without asking.
I have no such recourse with the gov’t.
I think where your misunderstanding lies is the difference between “voluntary” and “involuntary” realm of participation
The only way to defeat darkness is to walk in the light……
We wonder how Lindsey Graham or Nancy Mace is demonstrating their walks in the “light”..??
Actually, Fits, Republican bozos have voted repeatedly to repeal the ACA while failing to take ANY steps to curtail domestic spying.
Last time I checked Justin Amash was a Republican. It is more of a case of only those on the fringe of the left and right tring to do anything about the surveillance mess we are in and they are only doing it because they feel left out in the halls of power.
Very possible. Hmm :-k
BS.I’m not scared of the NSA. My phone calls,emails,and web searches are BORING!