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The NSA Has Been Creating Maps of American Citizens' Social Networks...
Mail Online ^ | 28 September 2013 | Ryan Gorman

Posted on 09/28/2013 6:04:06 PM PDT by Windflier

The NSA has been graphing American’s social networks and plotting them as they do organized crime since at least 2010, according to the latest published Edward Snowden leak.

The highly secretive intelligence agency has been mapping out American citizens’ social connections – identifying associates, determining locations, and logging who they talk to – by taking advantage of loosened rules previously meant to restrict surveillance actions.

As far back as November, 2010, the agency authorized spies to conduct ‘large-scale graph analysis on very large sets of communications metadata without having to check foreignness,’ the New York Times revealed Saturday.


Mapped out: THe NSA has been putting together diagrams of people's social networks similar to how the FBI maps out criminal organizations

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: benghazi; domesticspying; facebook; fastandfurious; fb; impeachnow; irs; nsa; socialnetworks; surveillance; tyranny; unfettered
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Full title: "The NSA has been creating maps of American citizens' social networks similar to how the FBI links organized crime families together"
1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:04:06 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: All

From the article:

“The agency augmented that information with bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls, property records and tax data, the Times further divulged.

There does not appear to be any restriction on the types of data culled, or who it is gather on, the Times noted.”


2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I’m so happy not to have any of those social network accounts........


3 posted on 09/28/2013 6:10:09 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


4 posted on 09/28/2013 6:10:50 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Windflier

But no one has been able to connect the dots between Soetoro, Wright, Young, and Larry in an unsolved murder?


5 posted on 09/28/2013 6:10:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Windflier

It just keeps getting more and more ominous...


6 posted on 09/28/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: basil

You have an account here. You probably send emails.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 6:12:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Windflier

Obama’s network must look pretty interesting.


8 posted on 09/28/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Windflier

So they will see most of my online friends are in ID and UT...


9 posted on 09/28/2013 6:13:41 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: Windflier
So, "South Park" was correct?


10 posted on 09/28/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: driftdiver

Well—there is that—LOL!

I’m also involved in an organization which is trying to save the 2A-—guess that makes me a target for sure.

Oh well..............


11 posted on 09/28/2013 6:21:07 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
I’m so happy not to have any of those social network accounts...

I wish it were that easy to stay out of the range of their radar, but no. We Freeps were probably the first to get tracked.

12 posted on 09/28/2013 6:22:16 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SERKIT
But no one has been able to connect the dots between Soetoro, Wright, Young, and Larry in an unsolved murder?

They also couldn't connect the dots on the Tsarnaev brothers before the Boston Marathon bombing - even though they were posting on FACEBOOK!

13 posted on 09/28/2013 6:23:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Obama’s network must look pretty interesting.

We Freepers knew all about Obama's network in 2008...

14 posted on 09/28/2013 6:24:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The main thing to remember is that the infrastructure of a nightmarish totalitarian government is being built, and its aimed squarely at us. All it will need is someone slightly worse than Obama who has the will to actually go ahead and turn the key.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 6:28:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Windflier

None of it can truly be intended to protect us, or numerous other policies such as wholesale would exist. Thinking of moslem immigration, open borders, empowering the moslem brotherhood, arming the cartels, etc,,,.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 6:31:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Windflier
They also couldn't connect the dots on the Tsarnaev brothers before the Boston Marathon bombing - even though they were posting on FACEBOOK!

The uncomfortable questions that raises are...

Is that because they are too overloaded with data to find an elephant in a pea patch?

Or...

Were they just not interested in two potential Jihadis on American soil?

Or...

Were they ordered to stand down on that info?

17 posted on 09/28/2013 6:33:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Windflier

“What I saw at the coup”

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-saw-at-the-coup/

How social network analysis could be used to target political enemies of the state for a decapitation strike.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 6:54:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Windflier

LOL!!

My old computer had been telling me that someone was trying to embed illegal cookies on my hard drive. An ethical hacker friend tracked it back to NSA.

We changed everything.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 6:55:09 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: TigersEye

Mama Tsarnaev had it right; her sons were set up.

That is why BHO2 was tearing around the White House, screaming “Kill the Chechens!” the day after the bombing.

Those young men were hired to do a job, and I bet they didn’t make-up the contents of those pressure cookers, either.


20 posted on 09/28/2013 6:58:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: TigersEye

The answer is, muslim jihadists are not their enemies — we are.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SatinDoll
An ethical hacker friend tracked it back to NSA. We changed everything.

Sometimes it pays to have good friends in low places :-)

Garth Brooks- Friends In Low Places

22 posted on 09/28/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigersEye
Were they just not interested in two potential Jihadis on American soil?

Or...

Were they ordered to stand down on that info?

Good questions. I am just cynical enough of government, to think both could be true.

23 posted on 09/28/2013 7:11:57 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks. Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013.)
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To: Windflier
Obama has turned the key.
24 posted on 09/28/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: DesertRhino
The main thing to remember is that the infrastructure of a second American revolution is being built, and its aimed squarely at the enemies of our republic. All it will need is someone slightly worse than Obama who has the will to actually go ahead and push the people over their 'red line'.
25 posted on 09/28/2013 7:13:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Excellence
Obama has turned the key.

Indeed...


26 posted on 09/28/2013 7:17:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: basil

You’re a bit too optimistic and naive with that comment.

You really don’t think they don’t look at FreeRepublic as if it is a “Social Network”?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 7:20:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Windflier

I suspect these people who have exposed their entire life and those of their loved ones on social media will come to regret that very much.

Recently I saw a posting where the mother of a young girl wrote paragraphs and paragraphs about her daughter’s first day at school, including her daughter’s name and the school’s name and city. And many pics of her daughter outside and inside the school, wearing her backpack, etc.

I’m sure the mother and the girl’s Grandparents are cooing, “Isn’t that cute,” etc.

Some people are just idiots!


28 posted on 09/28/2013 7:22:01 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: upchuck

Then again, just the fact that you and I are on FR undoubtedly has us on a “special” list.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 7:23:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: basil
I’m so happy not to have any of those social network accounts........

Yes that's where most folks under 30 get their information. Best to leave those to the "progressives" to educate them....

30 posted on 09/28/2013 7:27:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Windflier

I was audited last year. Too late for me :( Probably get audited this year too. My father (who has cancer) has been fighting the IRS for 3 years in a case. Of course, he has attorneys and such..but, this year, he found out he is being audited again. *sigh*


31 posted on 09/28/2013 7:28:39 PM PDT by laffnatu
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Then again, just the fact that you and I are on FR undoubtedly has us on a “special” list.

My chest swells with pride :)

32 posted on 09/28/2013 7:47:30 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: Windflier

Yep.


33 posted on 09/28/2013 7:47:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Windflier

and THIS is another reason I use Tor-Guard.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 7:48:09 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Mark17

Well, the FBI does interdict numerous terrorist plots so it seems to me that the second option is more likely.


35 posted on 09/28/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum; ShadowAce; LucyT

Ping.


36 posted on 09/28/2013 7:52:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Windflier; All

Obama has found it very easy to advance his narrow ideological agenda of failure-prone Marxism.

4 years after Obama conned his Democrats into passing the Federal takeover of the cash cow of Medical Insurance, the PC, Doormat Republicans are finally timidly suggesting defunding that Federal takeover.

Without the weak, PC, Doormat Republicans Boehner and McConnell being stupidly kept in their respective leadership positions by truly cowardly House and Senate Members, Obama Medical Insurance “Care” Takeover would have been defunded long ago.

The primal yearning of the 47 % who pay no personal Federal Income tax is to belong to a tribe where all of their choices are dictated to them by their arrogant tribal leader.

This a common trait of those who have low self-esteem.

In that sense, Obamanation is truly a cult.

Freedom is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.) Exemption or liberation from slavery or imprisonment.
3.) Liberty of choice or action.

Most of the 47 % riding in the “free” wagon seek out slavery, and lack of personal choice.

They thus feel safe.

Liberty is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.) The state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances; freedom.
5.) The power of voluntary choice: freedom from necessity.
6.) Individual Liberty: Freedom from restraint in the performance of rights outside of government control.

Most people who are getting a free ride in the wagon where 47 % pay no personal Federal Income Taxes, are terrified of making a voluntary choice.

The 47 % would prefer that they be under government control where the choices are made for him.

All of this societal wussiness has made it very easy for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, to advance his narrow ideological agenda of European-style, failure-prone, Marxism in spite of PC, Doormat Republican token “opposition.”

BTW, unlike taxes, Federal Obama ‘care’ Insurance charges can be increased EVERY YEAR to whatever % the present and future arrogant leaders of Obamanation wants.

BTW, BTW, the free-loading 47 % will always vote for the Candidate for POTUS approved by Obamanation.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 7:58:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: basil

What are social network accounts? It sounds so - I don’t know, weird .. .


38 posted on 09/28/2013 8:22:02 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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Things like facebook and twitter, I think.


39 posted on 09/28/2013 8:25:14 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: TigersEye
Well, the FBI does interdict numerous terrorist plots so it seems to me that the second option is more likely.

Kind of like Benghazi maybe?

40 posted on 09/28/2013 8:36:58 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks. Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013.)
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To: Windflier; TigersEye
The answer is, muslim jihadists are not their enemies — we are.

Yup. There have been multiple memos within fedgov warning of the threat of internal terrorism from the right wing. To a red diaper doper baby like zero, we are the threat.

41 posted on 09/28/2013 8:40:23 PM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


42 posted on 09/28/2013 10:45:39 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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I always think of a guy I know who posted on FB that I was a dumb p.o.s. for believing the government used FB to spy on us. About two weeks later the news broke about the NSA. I’d like to know what he has to say today. But not enough to actually talk to the dumb p.o.s.


43 posted on 09/28/2013 10:46:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Windflier

Redundant.

Most of “corporate America” does the same via your Internet habits and purchasing habits, does the same.

ObamaCare will do the same, starting Oct. 1, 2013, enabling many more government agencies to do the same.


44 posted on 09/28/2013 10:53:01 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Thus missing out on a good “I told you so” moment.


45 posted on 09/28/2013 11:04:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Windflier

FR is my social network - sorry for putting Y’all on the map.


46 posted on 09/29/2013 3:15:30 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Windflier

If they can find all if that out, why the hell did they send me a census the other day, which I filled out with name and address only.


47 posted on 09/29/2013 5:42:40 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: matt1234

We have a mujahadeen administration - just wow


48 posted on 09/29/2013 8:13:03 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: TigersEye

Were they ordered to stand down on that info?

49 posted on 09/29/2013 8:33:55 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Windflier

This has been known for a while
What is Rapid Information Overlay Technology or RIOT Software?
http://tamarawilhite.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Rapid-Information-Overlay-Technology-or-RIOT-Software


50 posted on 09/29/2013 8:37:15 AM PDT by tbw2
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