August 3, 2013
Obama's "Surveillance State" FBI Putting Pressure On Internet Providers To Install Metadata SoftwareTopics: Political News and commentaries
Hey folks, no need to get all p*ssed off about this ... it's just another one of those, ya know ... 'phony scandals that keep on showin' up. It ain't nothing new from the Obama administration ... just more of the same. Not only do we now have a 'nanny state' ... we've got a nanny state that thinks George Orwell's novel 1984 was suppose to be an instruction manual ... so we've now got ourselves a nanny state/surveillance state that's even got a "nudge squad" to make sure our thoughts conform with the nanny state/surveillance state's narrative and policies.
But some of us (i.e. Obama voters) have no room to b*tch about this, after all, you put the clown that's done all this in office, not once, but twice!
CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software:
The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.You can read the rest here, but if you're on heart or blood pressure meds, be sure to have em handy ... cause you're going to need em.
FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during these discussions is that the software's real-time interception of metadata is authorized under the Patriot Act.
Attempts by the FBI to install what it internally refers to as "port reader" software, which have not been previously disclosed, were described to CNET in interviews over the last few weeks. One former government official said the software used to be known internally as the "harvesting program."
Carriers are "extra-cautious" and are resisting installation of the FBI's port reader software, an industry participant in the discussions said, in part because of the privacy and security risks of unknown surveillance technology operating on an sensitive internal network.
It's "an interception device by definition," said the industry participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because court proceedings are sealed. "If magistrates knew more, they would approve less." It's unclear whether any carriers have installed port readers, and at least one is actively opposing the installation.
One thing for sure, if this crap was goin' on during GW's administration, the media would be screamin' to high heaven over it. But the Obama media is likely to just keep snoozin' over these "phony" scandals that keep piling up day after day.
This Obama clown is beginning to scare the crap out of me. I'm beginning to think he just may be the most evil sonofab*tch on the planet.
It's gettin' so we have as much to fear from our own government than we have to fear from outside threats. We're finding that the b*stard that naive, uninformed, feel-good-about-havin' a black man in the WH voters put in the WH is taking all of our liberties, freedoms, and rights of privacy away.
Posted by Proud Cracker at August 3, 2013 9:08 AM
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