Big brother really is watching us.
While Washington Post Company Chairman and CEO Donald Graham was busy attending the 2013 Bilderberg meeting where the agenda included big data, the Washington Post itself released National Security Agency (NSA) slides showing that the government has been tapping into servers filled with customer information from nine major Internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and SKYPE.
Among collected communications were emails, videos, photos, voice chats, file transfers and more. The secret warrantless domestic surveillance program is code-named PRISM.
Well, you didn’t think the government paid $2 billion for a data hub out in the middle of Utah for nothing, did you?
While Facebook and Google have denied giving the government backdoor access to users’ private data, that doesn’t exactly instill any confidence that the government wouldn’t just come in and take it anyway, with or without permission.
This leak followed one earlier in the week where The Guardian was sent a top secret NSA court order from April requesting millions of Verizon cell phone calls. Even one of the authors of the Patriot Act came forward to say this is un-American.
How sad is that?
Even the IRS is going out of its way to specifically target conservative groups. Is there even anyone left who still believes in the fairy tale that the government blatantly walking all over our Fourth Amendment rights is somehow supposedly keeping Americans safe from terrorism?
Meanwhile, headlines flooded the internet about the government spy grab, including TruNews’ article: “Whistleblower Was ‘Horrified’ That Government Could ‘Literally Watch Your Ideas Form As You Type Them’.”
Those are the kind of headlines we are actually seeing in our news now. This is the reality we live in.
This latest scandal just adds credence to Doug Hagmann’s report yesterday that his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) insider source claims the government is going after political dissidents and anyone who disagrees with the current administration:
“‘This administration is collecting names of sources, whistle blowers and their families, names of media sources and everybody they talk to and have talked to, and they already have a huge list. If you’re not working for MSNBC or CNN, you’re probably on that list. If you are a website owner with a brisk readership and a conservative bent, you’re on that list. It’s a political dissident list, not an enemy threat list,’ he stated.”
When Hagmann asked what it meant to be on the government’s political dissident list, the source continued:
“‘It means that there will be censorship under the color of authority of anyone in the U.S. who is attempting to expose what’s going on in our name. It’s about controlling any damning information from reaching epidemic proportions. It’s damage control to the extreme. It’s about the upcoming censorship of the internet in the name of national security. The plans are already in place. These latest reports about ‘spying eyes’ have turned this administration and others connected to it into something very, very dangerous. They feel cornered and threatened, and I’m hearing about some plans they have to shut down the flow of information that is implicating them of wrongdoing. Time is short.'”
Guess it goes without saying but if such a list exists, Truthstream Media is probably — and proudly — on it. Abusing our Fourth Amendment is not going to keep us from using our First Amendment.