Whinery: The Death of Privacy Part III; The Utah Data Center

The National Security Agency (NSA)-  or as it commonly referred to by the Feds, "No Such Agency” – should have Orwell’s Police State online by September of 2013.

That’s right, the most ominous facility imaginable in terms of its powers to place the World’s ENTIRE network of electronic communications under surveillance, is now under construction in Bluffdale, Utah. Its massive computer servers and routers will be able to store and analyze an almost infinite amount of data, including the complete contents of emails, phone calls, Google searches and text messages.

Its capabilities will also include what THEY sarcastically refer to as “digital pocket litter” which include, but are not limited to, all  purchases made with credit or debit cards.

On top of this, The FBI is advancing a plan to wiretap the internet.

This Draconian measure will pressure Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to build “backdoors” for eavesdropping on all types of electronic communications that travel through the World Wide Web. A new “Web Surveillance Unit” has been formed within the FBI which will work hand-in-hand with the NSA to create this “backdoor” technology.

Not to be left out of this scheme, The Department of Homeland Security, is already scanning all forms of electronic communications for “keywords” which flag them for further dissemination. A “Freedom of Information Act” request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation got the list and it includes such innocuous words as: pork, sick, cloud, bridge, aid, flood… and many other common words.

And that’s where the “silver lining" comes into play.

In order to analyze all this data, it’s going to take an army of agents. More people than all these “Alphabet Agencies” can ever hope to employ- especially given that anyone sifting through this sea of information will need, at least, Top Secret Security Clearance.

The “Human Intelligence” is just not there.

However, If THEY want to target you- everything you’ve done electronically will be filed away in the “Information Retrieval” department ready to be used against you.

This is probably too big for even the Judges to save us.

Praying for a Class X solar flare that fries out the spy satellites may be our only salvation here.

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12 Responses to Whinery: The Death of Privacy Part III; The Utah Data Center

  1. mike says:

    what scares me
    is how whoever is in power could use this to keep others from challenging them in an election. You could find something embarrasing on almost anybody if you look hard enough. If you can’t find something on your target, start on their friends and relatives. Who wants to put your family and friends through that?

  2. paulwilsonkc says:

    Being the apathetic society MOST OF US are….
    …we take great pride in our Government “protecting” us from terrorists!

    Little time does anyone in that segment of our population ever spend thinking how easily that data base can be turned on them in a heartbeat!

    Or, what the chances are thats the REAL reason for building it in the FIRST PLACE!

  3. the dude says:

    Could, more like
    they have been monitoring all data incoming and outgoing since nine uleven. Black box rooms that only NSA and FBI people are allowed in all the major carriers. They have been doing it for years now, this type of construction just firms up their storage capabilities. Nothing goes unmonitored all in the name of “safety”.

    Who are they saving us from?

  4. the dude says:

    That’s not even the scary part….
    the real scary part is the number of private companies that do contract work for the NSA, the number is in the hundreds.

  5. paranoid says:

    uhhhhh. ahhhhhhh. very very scary.
    someone is watching your every move. Be afraid. Be very afraid. The boogeyman is coming. Get under the bed.

  6. John Galt says:

    This is the reason
    smart folks should minimize identifiable internet business and traffic (yes, there are ways to avoid identification) and maximize unidentifiable phone and non-internet business. Let the sheep continue to fill the watcher computers with nonsensical information – it will keep them busy.

  7. smartman says:

    Boom Goes The Dynamite
    DAVID, I have the HERTZ TRUCK with the load of FERTILIZER you wanted. Where do you want me to PARK it?

    All Praise be to Allah

    Your friend and martyr

    Khalid

  8. the dude says:

    smarmy,
    that kind of talk is not funny in this day and age, you trying to test out the filters? Want to see how fast the MIB will knock at your door?
    That kind of crap is no joke.

  9. expat says:

    You guys are missing the point of what the government is doing. They mine the data and then use it to create statistical profiles of individual citizens — it may or may not involve physical surveillance.

  10. the dude says:

    I am not missing anything,
    the NSA should not be miining data within our borders, they are basically spying on us under the excuse of doing it for our “safety”.

  11. expat says:

    Agreed 100% but there seems to be a general misperception that they are ‘only’ wiretapping. Their actual data mining is much more nefarious than that.

  12. blank says:

    Internet spying rooms nothing new.
    For those of you fearing this don’t use Google for one. Their CEO is an ex-spook for crying out loud and they won’t divulge their NSA connections. To make a long story short for the gamers, they’re the Arsenal Gear speculated about and revealed at the end of “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty”. For those not understanding the ref. Google is the clandestine version of Echelon.
    You want to keep some things, namely most as none of this is the gov’t’s business, then use http://www.ixquick.com/ . It’s a metasearch engine that doesn’t track IP addresses or use Google in it’s searches.
    On the FBI, CIA and others searching all this I’m sure an underground Internet is being designed. But that’s not necessarily the primary reason. For the heavy sunlight shed on things like this said alphabet agencies across the world are not happy, including the Pres. and others. They want us to be ignorant so we shut up and don’t disrupt the corporate agenda the CIA has acted on(or longer) since they illegally staged a coup on the democratically educated Mohammed Mosadeq in 1952 with Operation Ajax.
    Anyway, as I was saying, an easy way for them to shut down the Internet would be to committ a surgical strike. One thing to know is that the Internet is centralized in a few big computing clusters and severing those links would leave us blind, deaf and dumb. The way to defend against this would be to completely decentralize it, following the structure of Kazaa and various Bittorrent sites. The only way to then counter this would be a huge EMP blanket which just won’t happen as they would almost completely lose control.

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