NSA (NO Such Agency) was, originally, a “secret agency” created by President Truman in 1952. How old were you (or your parents) when this antiquated, foreign cryptography tracking and decoding organization was born?
Well, skip ahead a few decades and realize, that like all other good, bad or deeply secret ABC bureaucracies; they never go away. When NSA was no longer a secret, a new secret outfit was born and the defunct NSA had to invent a purpose because, DC does not kill dead bureaucracies; they throw money at them.
I’ve heard of NSA for years and you can peruse this attached lists of books and movies which leaked info on NSA over the last 20 years and determine where you first heard of the ‘No Such Agency: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_in_popular_culture
Last December, the following video was released and is of extraordinary interest as it is from a Russian news source. ‘NSA Whistle-blower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post…!’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TuET0kpHoyM
Now you might wonder what is involved to collect, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, data on all us innocent Americans, I certainly want to know. As this article points out, NSA ‘Boundless Informant’ software leak shows just how much data the government has. http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/8/4409746/nsas-boundless-informant-software-leaked
“3 billion pieces of information were allegedly tracked in the US over a 30-day period ending in March. In that same period, 97 billion pieces were collected worldwide, with Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, and India getting the heaviest surveillance. Some documents say the program includes individual IP addresses, which can help pinpoint location — similar to the geolocation data that was collected from Verizon and likely other carriers.”
What would you do with: 3 BILLION PIECES OF DATA COLLECTED ON AMERICANS IN 30 DAYS, NEARLY 100 BILLION PIECES WORLDWIDE?
Newt Gingrich asked recently on Hannity’s Show, regarding NSA, “You have to ask yourself, ‘What is it they’re missing?’ When they have all this information on innocent people and they can’t figure out who the guilty are?” Newt’s very interesting interview with Sean Hannity is here: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/index.html#http://video.foxnews.com/v/2442881687001/should-americans-trust-the-nsa-with-private-information/?playlist_id=86924
And beyond all that, what the heck does Obama’s new NSA do with trillions of pieces of data, personal calls, emails, text messages? So glad you asked, you won’t believe this! You are the proud owner of a $2 Billion mega storage building in Utah. Yes sirree…. it’s one Million square feet of lavish, spare no taxpayer expense.
Let’s just take a look, “Inside America’s $1.9 Billion data mine: How all your private details will soon be stored in this vast NSA nerve center in Utah Valley;
– Government will complete its data storing facility in Utah this October
– Concerns about what personal information will be stored there as it emerged the government has been extracting data from big companies (and private citizens)
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337420/Utah-Data-Center-The-million-square-foot-Utah-data-mining-facility-built-NSA.html#ixzz2Vmqx08jY
My UK friends have a good word for what I feel right now, ‘gobsmacked’ and some good old-fashioned rage, too, and you?