Forum Post: "A Massive Surveillance State": Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails
Posted 1 year ago on June 7, 2013, 9:23 p.m. EST by itsmyblood
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The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs. "Hundreds of millions of Americans, and hundreds of millions – in fact, billions of people around the world – essentially rely on the Internet exclusively to communicate with one another," Greenwald says. "Very few people use landline phones for much of anything. So when you talk about things like online chat and social media messages and emails, what you’re really talking about is the full extent of human communication." This comes after Greenwald revealed Wednesday in another story that the NSA has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. "They want to make sure that every single time human beings interact with one another … that they can watch it, and they can store it, and they can access it at any time."
Our government is completely out of control. It is now or never my friends ,this is the summer of our dissent. We have got to take to the streets over this even if it is just you with a sign. As soon as i complete my studies for the weekend i will be out in front of the local traffic cameras with signs saying our government is out of control and welcome to the police state. We must take action, in action is death. These senators and officials and the president need to go to jail for sure.