Monday, October 18, 2010

Memo Reveals: Federal Agents Encouraged To Use Social Networks To Spy On Citizens

"The most common characteristic of all police states is intimidation by surveillance.  Citizens know they are being watched and overheard.  Their mail is being examined.  Their homes can be invaded."
                                  - Vance Packard, American journalist, social critic and author.
In the words of Dr. J. Coleman, who served as an Intelligence Officer, “The One-World Government is going to consist of hereditary oligarchs who will divide the power between themselves. There is going to be only one legal religion and only one state church. Only Satanism and Luciferism will be the legal religious subjects in state schools. No other schools (private, Catholic, etc.) will be allowed. All present Christian education systems are going to be destroyed (and the fact is — they are destroyed in the most part) from inside, and become extinct. Satanism is already considered to be a 'true and legal religion'. In fact, in some U.S. military bases, they already celebrate black masses and worship Satan.

There will not be any sort of personal freedom, nor sovereignty of nations, and no human rights at all. We will all become slaves. Every man who does not belong to the elite will have his own number which is going to be recorded in the main computer (the "BEAST 666" in Brussels, Belgium). For control purposes, such numbers will be easily accessible for any government agency. Data regarding children and their mothers will be kept in local government computers."

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Anonymous said...

Obama to Seek Increased Wiretapping on Internet Communications
By Jeralyn
Sep 27, 2010

The Obama Administration intends to introduce a bill next year that will make it easier for feds to wiretap your internet communications.

Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.

Apparently, CALEA, the 1994 bill that required phone companies to employ technology that would enable them to comply with wiretap orders didn't apply to online service providers.

The F.B.I.’s operational technologies division spent $9.75 million last year helping communication companies — including some subject to the 1994 law that had difficulties — do so. And its 2010 budget included $9 million for a “Going Dark Program” to bolster its electronic surveillance capabilities.

I think there's a big difference between intercepting phone conversations and text messages. It's not true that the same probable cause showing for a wiretap of phone conversations will suffice for interception of text messages. Even DOJ acknowledges a separate probable cause showing is required.

But an even bigger issue I think is minimization. When a phone call is intercepted and the listening agents realize it's either privileged or not about the criminal activity subject to the wiretap order, they have to stop listening. (They can go back to spot monitor and ensure the conversation hasn't turned to a discussion of criminal activity.) With text messages, if the agents at the monitoring receive the messages directly, they are viewing the non-criminal related and privileged ones as well as the ones the wiretap order authorizes them to obtain. The wiretap orders should require "a wall" between the monitoring post and the agents, so that text messages go to an independent monitor who then provides law enforcement only with the ones that are subject to interception under the order. That would cost a pretty penny.

Thomas Coolberth said...

Hmm ... where's the ACLU?

Ellen Wironken said...

The Anti-Christian Litigation Unit? Probably celebrating.

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