Comments on: NSA and the Pandora’s box of surveillance Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: kenezen Mon, 12 Aug 2013 01:20:27 +0000 GPSs on Citizens cars and cells being Mandatory has nothing to do with Terrorism. It’s not meta data nor electronic public communication.

It is the mandatory physical tracking of every citizen. 1967 Katz Vs America said that Privacy extended to the individual is extended to Physical Location.

Tracking – where American Citizens go – when they go – who they go with – what building they enter – the exact time – when they come home. This is tracking private citizens! It has nothing to do with terror. If the president wants to prove he’s going to change violations of privacy. Begin here and prove it.

By: mwilliams6464 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:28:37 +0000 Fantastic article, I’m really surprised the MSM came up with something this thought provoking.

By: not_sure Wed, 26 Jun 2013 06:53:22 +0000 Your last line presumes that the criminals and foreign agents are not already in the government. Given their attraction to power it would be wise to assume that criminals and agents are over-represented in government vs the general population. Think of the commercial and investment advantages that can be gleaned with this info to say nothing of statecraft. I bet this thing leaks like a sieve — it’s just most of the leaks end up lining pockets and overseas retirement accounts.

By: angercharm Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:25:57 +0000 The most “secure” networks are shown to be vulnerable to determined hackers the majority of the time. The kind of surveillance reported recently is a powerful weapon aimed at American citizens that is absurdly presumed to be safe from falling into the wrong hands. In reality it’s impossible to expect it to stay out of the wrong hands.

This is the most important reason why people should be contacting their Senators and Representatives about this.

By: vwoodhull Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:22:34 +0000 Even if a majority of Americans think the surveillance is legal and constitutional, they should be concerned that the NSA, by collecting anything and everything, has created a high value target more valuable than Fort Knox. It is indeed, as Shafer says, a Pandora’s box.

We should all be gravely concerned by the ability of the NSA to protect this data. If they are telling the truth that they are just now introducing a “two-man rule,” the public should have no confidence in their ability to secure the data whatsoever. Even retail stores have the two-man rule. If a clerk overrides a price, that clerk must get a manager to approve that override. The NSA just now decided to implement that rule?

It sounds like American corporations do a better job of securing their data than the NSA, and they have been vulnerable to significant breaches. Unless the NSA can get their act together, it’s only a matter of time before their massive data collection makes us less secure.

By: eupalinos Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:58:23 +0000 There’s a guy who been working at the bank for 25 yrs. each day, on each transaction he bilkes customers of 5 cents, and hides it in a huge van he keeps parked behind the bank.

On the night of his golden watch party, around 7:30 his van with 4,3 M$ in it get stolen. The guy who stole the van is caught on the bank’s security tape. Police starts a state wide search for this dangerous van stealing felon… The bank employee cries foul especially since all his pension money was in the van too!

Now who is the REAL crook in this parable? May i so bluntly ask?

Reflecting on his employee’s bad luck, the bank’s VP muse that if he had been less spendtrift he could has installed a car alarm on his precious van. The VP’s brother, being the mayor of the city, and also quite taken by this sad tale, urgently compelled his council to pass a law making it mandatory that all vans in the city be equipped with car alarms with GPS trackers. Now such a catastrophe will not recur!

By: JL4 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:30:43 +0000 What’s the old saying? “In order for two people to keep a secret, one of them needs to be dead”?

Trust 35K employees? Hell, trust 150 employees? Really? The highly specialized, highly trained, high-tech, 007, super-secret NSA organization that’s supposed to be protecting us in our beds from terrorism doesn’t get that? I don’t think I’m going to sleep safer tonight.

The question isn’t who can the NSA trust – it’s who can WE trust to rationally balance our Constitution with national security? Congress? That’s a hoot.

By: sam2sam Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:08:56 +0000 Tired of your rights being exploited by the NSA?

Here’s the REAL problem: Freedom on the Rocks – Tyranny versus Terrorism will give you the true scope, intent and end-goal of the NSA’s digital
dragnet: 620/VOICES05/306200011/My-Voice-Freedom- Rocks-federal-tyranny-versus-terrorism

Here’s the solution (at least individually). It’s a free Digital Privacy Black Paper; it shows you, with simple technical references and resources, how to disappear yourself and your personal communications from the prying eyes and master data recorders of the NSA and other elements of our intrusive national security apparatus. Enjoy! NSA-Black-Paper.pdf

Please pass this onto your friends, family, and business associates.

By: BidnisMan Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:46:14 +0000 “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” – qutoed from Ayn Rand

By: MIKEROL Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:00:56 +0000 THE U.S. “STASI” WORLD!!! “Documents they saw “also show how millions of federal employees and contractors must watch for ‘high-risk persons or behaviors’ among co-workers and could face penalties, including criminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated with espionage.” wire/216685/journalists-react-to-controv ersial-question-david-gregory-asked-glen n-greenwald/