Saturday, October 26, 2013

NSA Looks to Secure Reputation

General Keith Alexander suggested the media not be allowed to run more stories on the National Security Agency and its countless methods of spying on citizens here, there and everywhere.  It's hard to believe, but the Obama administration out-spied Bush/Cheney.  The Freedom Switch is both Blue and Red.  It's ubiquitous.  

Friday, October 18, 2013

Homeland Security Director Loves Drones

America's new Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson cut his teeth as the Pentagon's Chief Lawyer.  There he ensured the "legal basis" for summary execution by drone fired missile.  Think what he can do for Homeland Security with its predicted invasion of the drones. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Suspicionless Surveillance Widespread

WaPo reported:

The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top-secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald wrote regarding the impact of Edward Snowden's revelations:

...first-ever recognition of just how pervasive and invasive is the system of suspicionless surveillance being built by the US and the UK. It does not surprise me that authoritarian factions, including (especially) establishment journalists, prefer that none of this reporting and debate happened and that we all instead remained blissfully ignorant about it. But it does still surprise me when people calling themselves "journalists" openly admit to thinking this way. But when they do so, they do us a service, as it lays so vividly bare just how wide the gap is between the claimed function of establishment journalists and the actual role they fulfill.
Journalists' Fourth Estate no longer exists.  It's been acquired by the Second Estate which has the media do its bidding and uses the government to enforce breaches.