Saturday, June 29, 2013

Week ending 06292013 News Reports re NSA Spying and Disinformation.

The army is filtering press coverage and online content about the NSA leaks.
“The US army has admitted to blocking access to parts of the Guardian website for thousands of defence personnel across the country.
A spokesman said the military was filtering out reports and content relating to government surveillance programs to preserve "network hygiene" and prevent any classified material appearing on unclassified parts of its computer systems.
The confirmation follows reports in the Monterey Herald that staff at the Presidio military base south of San Francisco had complained of not being able to access the Guardian's UK site at all, and had only partial access to the US site, following publication of leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden….”
The decision to keep those who give of themselves so that we are free is not going to do a heck of a lot for morale. 
Or could it be that the administration is doing so much wrong that they fear more patriots exposing the sins being committed against the American people by the government?
Or is that the Department of Defense wants to keep the American troops in the dark?
Unfortunately, it may very well be all of the above.

“Correspondence involving attorney general Michael Mukasey in 2007 requesting permission for the NSA to expand its 'contact chains' deeper into Americans' email records…”
In addition to Barack Obama expanding the NSA’s spying on Americans, under an NSA wide-ranging warrantless surveillance program codename Stellar Wind launched during the Bush presidency, the federal government began collected records of emails by Americans in bulk for over two years.
You may recall hearing the codename Stellar Wind last year from NSA whistleblower, William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret when Binney warned us that the government is profiling and spying on Americans (see video below).  The bulk collection allegedly concluded in 2011.  
I refer to you to the next two articles.
“The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans, according to secret documents obtained by the Guardian.
The documents indicate that under the program, launched in 2001, a federal judge sitting on the secret surveillance panel called the Fisa court would approve a bulk collection order for internet metadata "every 90 days". A senior administration official confirmed the program, stating that it ended in 2011….
According to a top-secret draft report by the NSA's inspector general – published for the first time today by the Guardian – the agency began ‘collection of bulk internet metadata’ involving ‘communications with at least one communicant outside the United States or for which no communicant was known to be a citizen of the United States’….”
“… On December 26 2012, SSO announced what it described as a new capability to allow it to collect far more internet traffic and data than ever before…
…The NSA called it the ‘One-End Foreign (1EF) solution’.  It intended the program, codenamed EvilOlive, for ‘broadening the scope’ of what it is able to collect. It relied, legally, on ‘FAA Authority’, a reference to the 2008 Fisa Amendments Act that relaxed surveillance restrictions.
This new system, SSO stated in December, enables vastly increased collection by the NSA of internet traffic. ‘The 1EF solution is allowing more than 75% of the traffic to pass through the filter,’ the SSO December document reads. ‘This milestone not only opened the aperture of the access but allowed the possibility for more traffic to be identified, selected and forwarded to NSA repositories….”
Obama’s conniving and iniquitous NSA is backtracking this week after being exposed for falsities intentionally posted on the NSA website.  
Deceptively portraying U.S. privacy protections as stronger than they are by posting a fact sheet full of lies on the PRISM spying program, the goons at the NSA hoped to take the heat off reference spying on Americans.

NSA “disappears” its own fact sheet on spying program

“…The public statement was initially published last week to quell widespread outrage at the NSA snooping program, exposed by The Guardian in early June. Facing heated questioning from Congress, chastisement from international governments, and deep anger from those caught in the vast spying dragnet, the NSA hoped to clear the air by illustrating the oversight and limits placed on internet snooping.
Yet, the fact sheet turned out to contain serious falsehoods, making what was already a highly secretive spying operation even more mysterious……
Below is the false fact sheet posted by the NSA that has since been removed from the website. 
This is what the site page looks like today now that the fact sheet containing the disinformation has been taken down (below).

“A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a "secret body of law" to collect massive amounts of data on US citizens.
The senators accuse officials of making misleading statements and demand that the director of national intelligence James Clapper answer a series of specific questions on the scale of domestic surveillance as well as the legal justification for it.
In their strongly-worded letter to Clapper, the senators said they believed the government may be misinterpreting existing legislation to justify the sweeping collection of telephone and internet data revealed by the Guardian….

Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data 


All posts cross-posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog