Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Use Yahoo or Gmail? The NSA Has Stolen Your Personal Information

NSA Returns to Stealing from Yahoo and Google
I'm not sure what it takes to get the average person angry about the flagrant and pervasive violation of our 4th Amendment rights.  Maybe this will finally do it.  Probably not.  But there are yet more shoes to drop, so maybe one of those will do it.  The wanton criminality institutionalized at the NSA must be stopped.
" Screen shot 2013-10-30 at 1.23.18 PM The entire point of the Protect America Act and FISA Amendments Act was to provide a way for NSA to collect data from Yahoo and Google without stealing it from telecom switches, which is what they had been doing for 6 years. That was the primary goal: provide a legal means, with oversight, to collect intelligence from the multinational US-based Internet companies that dominated the free email market. Yet, as I've been predicting for weeks, that wasn't good enough for NSA. In addition to all the intelligence they collect legally using PRISM under Section 702 authority, it turns out they've been busy returning to their thieving ways. The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials."
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