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#219531 - 04/10/12 06:10 AM How we're being spied upon
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  • The National Security Agency (NSA) collects hundreds of millions of emails, texts and phone calls every day and has the ability to collect and sift through billions more. WIRED just reported NSA is building an immense new data center which will intercept, analyze and store even more electronic communications from satellites and cables across the nation and the world. Though NSA is not supposed to focus on US citizens, it does. Wired.com

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Security Branch Analysis Center (NSAC) has more than 1.5 billion government and private sector records about US citizens collected from commercial databases, government information, and criminal probes. Wired.com

  • The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times recently reported that cellphones of private individuals in the US are being tracked without warrants by state and local law enforcement all across the country. With more than 300 million cellphones in the US connected to more than 200,000 cell phone towers, cellphone tracking software can pinpoint the location of a phone and document the places the cellphone user visits over the course of a day, week, month or longer. ACLU.com
  • Tens of thousands of people are subjects of facial recognition software. The FBI has been working with North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and other state and local law enforcement on facial recognition software in a project called “Face Mask.” For example, the FBI has provided thousands of photos and names to the North Carolina DMV which runs those against their photos of North Carolina drivers. The Maricopa Arizona County Sheriff’s Office alone records 9,000 biometric mug shots a month. National Science and Technology Council

  • The FBI admits it has about 3,000 GPS tracking devices on cars of unsuspecting people in the US right now, even after the US Supreme Court decision authorizing these only after a warrant for probable cause has been issued. Empty Wheel.com
  • Bloomberg News reports the newest surveillance products “can also secretly activate laptop webcams or microphones on mobile devices,” change the contents of written emails mid-transmission, and use voice recognition to scan phone networks. Eletronic Frontier Foundation
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#219549 - 04/10/12 05:26 PM Re: How we're being spied upon [Re: pdx rick]
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Freedom! Ain't it grand?

Thank goodness for the protections afforded by the US Constitution!! · · LOL
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#219550 - 04/10/12 05:40 PM Re: How we're being spied upon [Re: pdx rick]
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Sadly, our Constitution's protections are being slowly whittled away while we work and not paying attention.

We had more rights on January 20, 2009 than we have today. We had more rights on January 20, 2001, than we had on January 20, 2009.

Every year, we have less and less rights and both parties are responsible.
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#219558 - 04/10/12 06:33 PM Re: How we're being spied upon [Re: pdx rick]
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"less and less rights?" !! · · tonbricks

And you are in the educational system? · · nono

"fewer and fewer rights", my man!!
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#219560 - 04/10/12 06:38 PM Re: How we're being spied upon [Re: pdx rick]
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"fewer and fewer" - thanks numan. blush

Welp, in an indirect way I'm in education, I'm in child nutrition administration: kcals, fats, protein, % of A, C, iron, calcium of the kids' meals.

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#219569 - 04/10/12 07:01 PM Re: How we're being spied upon [Re: pdx rick]
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