Thursday, May 11, 2006

More Stupid Fucking NSA Bullshit (Wiretap THAT, Motherfuckers).

From USAToday:

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.

"It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added.

For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made — across town or across the country — to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.

The three telecommunications companies are working under contract with the NSA, which launched the program in 2001 shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the sources said.


Enough of this. Just....enough.


When concerns were expressed about secret wiretapping, the President of the United States assured us that one end of the calls being tapped must originate outside the U.S. for the government to be able to wiretap it.

Except that, apparently, it mustn't. Apparently, they're just going to do whatever-the-fucko-they'd-like - and let the constitutional lawyers (or "History," as G.W. likes to say) sort it all out.

Like it does with every freakin' issue, this administration draws what it claims is a firm line in the sand - and then proceeds to move that line continuously, depending on whim and, possibly, Tarot cards.

The most interesting/infuriating/telling portion of this? That the three companies who worked with the government on this were contracted to do so. So, essentially, while you were paying AT&T to have lousy cell service, multiple dropped-calls, and questionable billings, AT&T was getting paid by the government to also list every phone call you've ever made.

Translated into one sentence: That phone company done gone and sodomized you twice over.

1 Comments:

At 7:51 PM, Blogger shari74 said...

My ex husband has been at the NSA for 30 years, and they kept this stupid motherfucker around even when he was a deadbeat dad. The NSA employees are criminals, and the NSA will cover their backs no matter what they do. They're all dirtbags.

 

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