Tag Archive: NSA Spying


Here Are Thirteen Reasons To Vote Republican Today*

 

 

*In no particular order …

 

Brian Terry: A Victim Of Fast & Furious

Chris Stevens , Glen Doherty , Tyrone Woods , Sean Smith & Benghazi

NSA Spying

IRS Tea Party Scandal

Veterans Administration Scandal

Obamacare – ’nuff Said

Common Core

National Park Closures

Enterovirus EV-68D aka Illegal Immigrant Disease

Open Borders & The Permanent Democratic Majority

Senate Majority Leader “Dirty Harry” Reid

$17 Trillion National Debt

The Supreme Court

   This is by no means an all-encompassing list and is intended as a brief motivational post . Feel free to include your own additions in the comments . It is a very fertile field .

Daily Video 7.20.14

Fox News – Citizens Treated As Suspects

 

 

 

Published on Jul 18, 2014

” 90% of NSA surveillance targets are American citizens suspected of no wrongdoing. Shep Smith, Shannon Bream.http://www.LibertyPen.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress Backs Terrorists In Syria … Then Says We Need NSA Spying Because There are Terrorists In Syria

 

 

 

” The civil war in Syria started in March 2011. And see this.

  However, the U.S. has been funding the Syrian opposition since 2006 … and arming the opposition since 2007  (In reality, the U.S. and Britain considered attacking Syrians and then blaming it on the Syrian government as an excuse for regime change … 50 years ago (the U.S. just admitted that they did this to Iran) . And the U.S. has been planning regime change in Syria for 20 years straight. And see this.)

  The New York Times, (and here and here) , Wall Street JournalUSA TodayCNNMcClatchy (and here), AP,TimeReutersBBC, the Independent, the TelegraphAgence France-PresseAsia Times, and the Star (andhere) confirm that  supporting the rebels means supporting Al Qaeda and two other terrorist groups.

  Indeed, the the New York Times has reported that virtually all of the rebel fighters are Al Qaeda terrorists.

  The Syrian rebels are now calling for terrorist attacks on America.  And we’ve long known that most of the weapons we’re shipping to Syria are ending up in the hands of Al Qaeda. And they apparently have chemical weapons.

  And yet the U.S. is stepping up its support for the Islamic extremists.

  The chair of the House Intelligence Committee – Mike Rogers – voted for arming the Syrian rebels. And the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee – Diane Feinstein – has apparently quietly let arms flow to the rebels.

  So are they admitting their mistake?

  Heck, no!  They’re using the specter of Syrian terrorists to justify mass surveillance by the NSA on innocent Americans …

  And now he’s trying to use rebel Al Qaeda as an excuse for mass surveillance by the NSA.”

 

 

 

That’s government … create a problem to step in and save the people from …

Lavabit To Release Code As Open Source, As It Creates Dark Mail Alliance To Create Even More Secure Email

 

 

” This whole morning, while all these stories of the NSA hacking directly into Google and Yahoo’s network have been popping up, I’ve been at the Inbox Love conference, all about the future of email. The “keynote” that just concluded, was Ladar Levison from Lavabit (with an assist from Mike Janke from Silent Circle), talking about the just announced Dark Mail Alliance, between Lavabit and Silent Circle — the other “security” focused communications company who shut down its email offering after Lavabit was forced to shut down. Levison joked that they went with “Dark Mail” because “Black Mail” might have negative connotations. Perhaps just as interesting, Levison is going to be releasing the Lavabit source code (and doing a Kickstarter project to support this), with the hope that many others can set up their own secure email using Lavabit’s code, combined with the new Dark Mail Alliance secure technology which will be available next year. 

As noted, the Alliance is working on trying to create truly secure and surveillance-proof email. Of course, nothing is ever 100% surveillance proof — and both members of the alliance have previously claimed that it was almost impossible to do surveillance-proof email. However, they’re claiming they’ve had a “breakthrough” that will help.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Ambassador To Germany Summoned Over Merkel’s Phone Tapping Allegations

 

 

 

” The US ambassador to Germany has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Berlin over claims that the NSA spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel tapping her phone.

Foreign minister Guido Westerwelle is to “spell out the position of the German government,” over the allegations during a private meeting with US envoy John Emerson, the ministry said.

The quarrel is threatening to affect diplomatic relations between the two allies.

German defence minister Thomas de Maiziere said it would be “really bad” if the report was proved to be true.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As F.B.I. Pursued Snowden, An E-Mail Service Stood Firm

 

 

 

 

” One day last May, Ladar Levison returned home to find an F.B.I. agent’s business card on his Dallas doorstep. So began a four-month tangle with law enforcement officials that would end with Mr. Levison’s shutting the business he had spent a decade building and becoming an unlikely hero of privacy advocates in their escalating battle with the government over Internet security.

Prosecutors, it turned out, were pursuing a notable user of Lavabit, Mr. Levison’s secure e-mail service: Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents that have put the intelligence agency under sharp scrutiny. Mr. Levison was willing to allow investigators with a court order to tap Mr. Snowden’s e-mail account; he had complied with similar narrowly targeted requests involving other customers about two dozen times.

But they wanted more, he said: the passwords, encryption keys and computer code that would essentially allow the government untrammeled access to the protected messages of all his customers. That, he said, was too much.

“You don’t need to bug an entire city to bug one guy’s phone calls,” Mr. Levison, 32, said in a recent interview. “In my case, they wanted to break open the entire box just to get to one connection.”

On Aug. 8, Mr. Levison closed Lavabit rather than, in his view, betray his promise of secure e-mail to his customers. The move, which he explained in a letter on his Web site, drew fervent support from civil libertarians but was seen by prosecutors as an act of defiance that fell just short of a crime.”