Aug 21, 2013

NSA-spying-fairview-stormbrew-blarney-oakstar-snowden-prism-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-mediaAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the NSA, which has been repeatedly  trying to convince the public is a legitimate intelligence arm of the U.S. government that is only interested in exchanges between dangerous terrorists abroad, “retains the written content of emails sent between citizens within the U.S. and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology.”

The programs, who are code-named Blarney, Fairview, Oakstar, Lithium and Stormbrew (among others), wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for telecommunications companies like AT&T, Verizon, and others. Telecom companies have refused to comment on their involvement with the NSA, further indicating a serious problem with privacy in this country.

Another lie that has been uncovered is the “point of interception” of your emails, phone calls, and chats: Although the NSA has insisted up until this point that it has been “happening near points where undersea or other foreign cables enter the country”, new documents show at least 6 locations around the country that are intercepting communications.

As the WSJ asserts, this is bigger and more expansive than Snowden’s initial revelations, because PRISM only covers a few things, whereas these programs are much broader and even more intrusive than that. The telecom companies can lament all they want about how the big, bad, mean government makes them do this, but that is utterly untrue: Telecom companies are largely making up their own rules as they go along, with some handing far more information on their customers over to the NSA than others.