Posts Tagged ‘rogue’

NSA-INNOCENT-USERS

 

Expanding surveillance of everyone gets some much needed scrutiny at the Washington Post and Daily News. Yes they are a rogue agency operating completely outside the Constitution. So when is someone going to do something about it?

 

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Facecrook: NSA storing your facial web images, millions intercepted daily

 

Thanks to rapid advances being made in the field of facial recognition technology, the NSA is much better equipped to“exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, video conferences and other communications,”according to an article in the New York Times, co-written by Laura Poitras, who, together with Glen Greenwald, are the only two journalists to have received the leaked NSA documents.

The NSA has the capacity to intercept“millions of images per day,” as well as some 55,000 “facial recognition quality images.” This latest milestone in US intelligence gathering, which goes a long way to putting the final touches on the much-feared Orwellian nightmare, gives the US spy agency “tremendous untapped potential,” according to the 2011 documents.

“It’s not just the traditional communications we’re after: It’s taking a full-arsenal approach that digitally exploits the clues a target leaves behind in their regular activities on the net to compile biographic and biometric information” that can help “implement precision targeting,” noted a document dated 2010.

 

AFP Photo / Angela Weiss

AFP Photo / Angela Weiss

 

article-2324303-19C5A4ED000005DC-513_634x356(Nice wig.)

James Banford called the NSA the “puzzle palace,” but this moniker is just as fitting for CIA, perhaps more so.

Is the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail “off the reservation?”  They’ve been driven to pursue this Boston story in all its unbelievable twists, turns and connections.

UK DAILY MAIL:

“But it was becoming clearer today that the US was seeking to lure into treachery an FSB agent who had knowledge of Russian intelligence operations on suspected Boston terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lived in America but had travelled to Dagastan where he was believed to have met Islamic extremists.”

CIA agent detained in Moscow

‘At first we did not believe it was happening, because recently the FSB has been actively helping to investigate the Boston blasts, and was also providing some other information about threats to US national security.

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Fogle apparently hinted at an initial payment of $100,000 followed up a salary of up to $1 million a year plus bonuses if the Russian intelligence official handed over secrets to the CIA.”

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The [Russian Foreign] Ministry hit out at ‘provocative acts in the spirit of the Cold War’ and has ordered the expulsion of Fogle, arrested wearing a blond wig under his baseball cap…

A letter in Russian which Fogle carried suggests – if genuine – that the CIA hoped to reel in a big fish.

Addressed ‘Dear friend’, it states: ‘We are ready to offer you $100,000 [£65,000] and discuss your experience, expertise and co-operation, and the payment may go much higher if you are ready to answer certain questions.

‘For long-term co-operation we offer $1million [£650,000] per year.’

The recruit is instructed to use an internet cafe to ‘create a new Gmail mailbox which you will use only for staying in touch with us’.

Sounds a lot like the spam I get from the Director of the Bank of Burkina Faso!  Same letter writer?  We report.  You decide!

article-2324685-19C8426D000005DC-570_634x389“James… blond?”

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