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teckk 06-06-2013 10:03 AM

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/

sundialsvcs 06-06-2013 12:21 PM

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" :rolleyes: 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.

moxieman99 06-06-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 4966677)
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?

H_TeXMeX_H 06-06-2013 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by teckk (Post 4966596)

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.

rknichols 06-06-2013 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by moxieman99 (Post 4966690)
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.).

frankbell 06-06-2013 07:33 PM

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

jefro 06-06-2013 11:59 PM

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.

linuxCode 06-18-2013 11:43 PM

Obama Speaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFNYtnc8O4

H_TeXMeX_H 06-19-2013 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by linuxCode (Post 4974535)

LOL, nice !

linuxCode 06-19-2013 12:54 PM

Thanks H_TeXMeX_H

weirdwolf 06-19-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by linuxCode (Post 4974535)

Now that's funny ! (would be even funnier if it wasn't true)


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