“We fundamentally try to collect everything and hang onto it forever.”
Ira “Gus” Hunt
Chief Technology Officer- Central Intelligence Agency
In a stunning episode of candor, Mr. Hunt, while speaking at GigaOM’s
Structure Data Conference in New York City this week admitted that the CIA is collecting EVERYONE’S videos, text messages, tweets, voice males,
phone calls and more. And that they’re doing this data collection intentionally!
Here are a couple more chilling quotes from Mr. Hunt’s speech:
“It is very nearly within our grasp to be able to be able to compute
on ALL human generated information.”
Which would allow CIA to collect, categorize and distill down all of a person’s “digital breadcrumbs” as Hunt so eloquently puts it. The end game being for the CIA to be able to profile or otherwise investigate whomever is in their crosshairs at any given moment.
“You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all
times, because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off,” Hunt said. “You know this, I hope. Well, you should.”
I have had people look at me like I’m crazy for YEARS after I’ve told them that. So for that bit of news, I would like to thank Mr. Hunt.
The next time somebody looks at me like I’m some wild-eyed conspiracy theorist for informing them that they have the privilege of paying for their
own, personal tracking device it will be nice to direct them to this
Fourth Amendment? Gone!
Right to Privacy? What Right is it that of which you speak?
Due Process… Hey, those who make the laws enforce them, they don’t follow them.
The US Constitution? Birdcage liner.
I guess it’s not over yet. We still live in a “relatively” free society. But if you somehow cross the “Powers That Be,” there’s a file with your name on it that “They” are ready to use against you.
And rest assured, whatever you’ve said, texted, tweeted, etc. can and will be distorted and taken out of context in order to paint you as an “Enemy
of the State.”
Which is why I only care about basketball anymore…
And with the NCAA Basketball Tournament starting and the
prospect of being able to witness KU and K-State advance to the “Sweet
Sixteen” at Sprint Center this weekend, I’m very excited.
Now here’s my data collection tip for the CIA:
Pay close attention to those buxom subversives @KuBoobs on Twitter.