Thursday, June 6, 2013

pt5 conspiracy theorist (telephone surveillance)

e: ... the surveillance state is here ...
[ap story]
US government collecting huge number of phone records
jun 6, 2013

The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court], according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday that the top secret court order for telephone records is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice.

The NSA had no immediate comment. The agency is sensitive to perceptions that it might be spying on Americans. In a brochure it distributes, which includes a DVD for reporters to view video that it provides for public relations purposes, it pledges that the agency "is unwavering in its respect for U.S. laws and Americans' civil liberties - and its commitment to accountability," and says, "Earning the American public's trust is paramount."

The law on which the order explicitly relies is the "business records" provision of the USA Patriot Act.
e: ... they ARE spying on you ... anything ... anybody ... everything ... everybody.
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pt4 conspiracy theorist (license plate readers)

pt2 state as god (expanding DNA identification)

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