Saturday, February 15, 2014

xkeyscore renders the security state more powerful than the 1% (deep state)

targetfreedom | Apparently the criminals in the United States government now have a vested interest in keeping Edward Snowden alive and safe. A classified briefing was given to members of Congress on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2014. Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from the classified briefing “shocked” at the amount of information Edward Snowden reportedly took with him when he left the country.

Congressional members were informed that Snowden possesses: A complete roster of absolutely every employee, and official, in the entire US Government. The names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone numbers, personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US Government.

This database even extends to government contractors, bankers, Corporate Boards Of Directors and the entire private support apparatus for the Federal government. As a contractor at the National Security Agency Edward Snowden, became angry at the massive US government spying on its own citizens. Snowden apparently decided to do unto the government exactly as they were doing unto us. Over time he accumulated multiple “doomsday” packages of information, which he took with him when he departed the country.

The bulk of this information seems to have come from Glenn Greenwald, of The Guardian. Glenn Greenwald has received information directly from Edward Snowden. The NSA has admitted that they do not know the extent of what Snowden has. Government is now using shills to distract attention from this story. Government is attempting to create a public prejudice against factual information, by flooding the internet with alternative versions, coming from discredited sources. This is the old intelligence trick called “Poisoning the well”: promotion of fiction or exaggeration to be blended with the actual truth. Purpose is to discredit truth by association with fiction or exaggeration. Embellishing the actual truth tarnishes the truth by association with fiction or exaggeration. When that outlandish fiction or exaggeration is discredited, then many people might dismiss the actual truth; which the Disinformers were able to associate with those outlandish exaggeration.

wikipedia | On January 26, 2014, the German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk asked Edward Snowden in its TV interview: "What could you do if you would use XKeyscore?" and he answered:[1]
"You could read anyone’s email in the world, anybody you’ve got an email address for. Any website: You can watch traffic to and from it. Any computer that an individual sits at: You can watch it. Any laptop that you’re tracking: you can follow it as it moves from place to place throughout the world. It’s a one-stop-shop for access to the NSA’s information."

“…You can tag individuals… Let’s say you work at a major German corporation and I want access to that network, I can track your username on a website on a form somewhere, I can track your real name, I can track associations with your friends and I can build what’s called a fingerprint, which is network activity unique to you, which means anywhere you go in the world, anywhere you try to sort of hide your online presence, your identity.”
According to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, low-level NSA analysts can via systems like XKeyscore "listen to whatever emails they want, whatever telephone calls, browsing histories, Microsoft Word documents. And it's all done with no need to go to a court, with no need to even get supervisor approval on the part of the analyst."[6]

He added that the NSA's databank of collected communications allows its analysts to listen "to the calls or read the emails of everything that the NSA has stored, or look at the browsing histories or Google search terms that you've entered, and it also alerts them to any further activity that people connected to that email address or that IP address do in the future"


woodensplinter said...

Shots fired across the bow?

John Kurman said...

Even the most casual observer of history would note whom it was helped Hitler to power. If this were 1930s Germany, Tom Perkins would be tongueing Hitler's asshole so fiercely and ardently, you'd worry about it's physical integrity.

Vic78 said...

What has happened to the media? It seems they've gotten worse after the Iraq fuckup. You had Trump running around about a birth certificate, Alex Jones getting a serious interview, and now Perkins is spouting this bullshit. Why talk to someone this fucking stupid? It's a sign of decline and they'll do anything to get people to watch.

John Kurman said...

Oh, and, editor-san, I will modify my essay to include that quote soon as I can.