April 17, 2014

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Twenty-First Century Eavesdropping

Yesterday’s revelations about widespread government data collection led me to re-read my nine-post series on “Twenty-First Century Eavesdropping” from back in 2006. I was surprised to see how closely that discussion fit the current facts.

Links to the 2006 posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  1. Tom Pendleton says:

    NOTHING NEW HERE!

    from “https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/timeline” we find:

    Senate “Church Committee” Investigation Uncovers Illegal Domestic Spying by NSA, Recommends Reforms
    1975
    (Church Committee Findings)

    A bipartisan Senate investigation stemming from Watergate, led by Sen. Frank Church, finds the NSA and other intelligence agencies engaged in a massive domestic spying program, targeting anti-war protesters, civil rights activists, and political opponents. Sen. Church remarked: “That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.”