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Old 06-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records


http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130606/DA6O4MG03.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/us....html?hp&_r=1&
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...30606?irpc=932
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygree...ot-foreigners/
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/...ed-on-hunches/
http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/now-fbi-w...-all-software/
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Don't be terribly surprised if everything that you do is scrutinized. The Guv'mint has top men working on this ...

Why would they do such a thing? If for nothing else, because there's prodigious amounts of money to be made ... every bit of it is "#CLASSIFIED#" so you don't have to fess-up about just how much money you're making ... and you also get a warm, fuzzy, "I'm helping to save the free world from itself" feeling if you want one. Disk drives by the hundreds of thousands, five hundred bucks a pop (or more). That sort of thing. "Big Data™" is Big Money right now.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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Disk drives by the hundreds of thousands, five hundred bucks a pop (or more).
What kind of disk drive would cost $500 in this day and age?
 
Old 06-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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See:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...uspicion.shtml

They can go ahead and search my stuff. There is nothing to find. However, I will sue them if they don't return it as they took it.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #5
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What kind of disk drive would cost $500 in this day and age?
Indeed! One purchased by the US government would probably cost a lot more (cf $640 toilet seats, $436 hammers, etc.).
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Old news.

Anyone who has been paying attention (I can't help it; I'm news junky) knows that this sort of stuff has been going on for at least a decade.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/...s-earlier.html
 
Old 06-06-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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Yes, we have known for a long time that only your conversation is a well protected part of communication. The NSA requested metadata and that is not protected by the requirement of wiretapping.

They essentially made a program that tries to tell them where a bad guy might be located at by using overseas data and pointing to who in the US might be talking to them.
 
Old 06-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
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Obama Speaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFNYtnc8O4

Last edited by linuxCode; 06-18-2013 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 06-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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LOL, nice !
 
Old 06-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #10
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Thanks H_TeXMeX_H

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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Now that's funny ! (would be even funnier if it wasn't true)
 
  


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