The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.
The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.
The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation €“ classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies €“ which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims “collection directly from the servers” of major US service providers.
Although the presentation claims the program is run with the assistance of the companies, all those who responded to a Guardian request for comment on Thursday denied knowledge of any such program.
In a statement, Google said: “Google cares deeply about the security of our users’ data. We disclose user data to government in accordance with the law, and we review all such requests carefully. From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘back door’ into our systems, but Google does not have a back door for the government to access private user data.”
We’ve got news for you – Google is blowing smoke up your ass.
NSA can and has trunked into every relevant news-worthy or news-making network switch in the nation. They can and do see everything.
Let us repeat that: your government sees and hears everything you do via phone, cell, wireless and Internet. When and if a point in time arrives when video-cams are added to all television sets, they will be able to watch you in your homes.
On another site this morning the writer attempted a general comparison of our government as a stalker using Sting’s ‘Every Breath You Take’ as an illustration of his point. This is dangerously wrong: stalkers are fixated, jealous people who act out of an obsession or emotional or mental derangement.
One is aware of the danger presented by a stalker and can take counter-measures.
But what we’re witnessing is the exact definition of an Orwellian nightmare; our ‘benevolent’ government is being stripped bare to reveal its true self as an omnipresent, oppressively controlling authoritarian state with no regard for the Constitution, much less our civil liberties.
Moreover it may well be far too late to correct this.
You can at least deal with a stalker; at the very worst you can kill one in self defense.
Try killing your government.
Wake up, people.