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Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data
Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 8 June 2013 15.10 EDT | Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill

Posted on 06/08/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by Perdogg

The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications.

The Guardian has acquired top-secret documents about the NSA datamining tool, called Boundless Informant, that details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clapper; clapperlied; dni; fastandfurious; fisa; impeachnow; irs; nsa; obamaspeople; prism; secretpolice; terrorism; threatmatrix; tyranny

1 posted on 06/08/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: MestaMachine; sickoflibs; M Kehoe; Nachum; SunkenCiv

It keeps a coming!


2 posted on 06/08/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

There’s no alternative but for the entire executive branch to step down or be taken down. Americans won’t trust any of them for decades.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 12:57:59 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Perdogg

These are important stories. Please add the date they were published when posting them.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 12:58:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Perdogg

The NYTimesCNNCBSABCNBC news blockade has been breeched by the Guardian.

Thank God for the Brits.


5 posted on 06/08/2013 12:59:19 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Perdogg

I think that NSA should go back to putting a man
on the moon instead of all this muslim outreach...


6 posted on 06/08/2013 12:59:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Will do!


7 posted on 06/08/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

So whatever happened to “loose lips” on FR? Linked story has TOP SECRET/SI/NOFORN slides detailing intelligence targeting of foreign countries.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 1:00:57 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Perdogg

When the USA media refuses to report then Brits and gift shop clerks WILL.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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added date and authors


10 posted on 06/08/2013 1:01:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Perdogg
Because of the invented issue of profiling, all citizens must surrender our personal liberties as enumerated in the 1st and 4th Amendments.

This is what group rights look like.

11 posted on 06/08/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Strategerist

Because they are monitoring Americans illegally, you twit. Top Secret cant be used to hide treason.


12 posted on 06/08/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

The primary activity of the NSA is monitoring foreign threat communications. Some of those comms end up passing through the US.

You can disagree with it and want it stopped, but they jumped through the legal hoops needed to get the monitoring they are doing approved.

The NSA leaker has broken all the laws that Bradley Manning broke, but more seriously.

Go read the Manning threads on FR. The hypocrisy we are now seeing is hilarious.


13 posted on 06/08/2013 1:06:37 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Incorrect. U.S. Congressmen are on public record saying the NSA is not following the law.

Treason.

Aid them and you become complicit.


14 posted on 06/08/2013 1:08:17 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack
Canada's National Post has also started covering it.
15 posted on 06/08/2013 1:13:41 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: Strategerist

Yiu are now on record as supporting a coup d’etat.

Well played, sir or madam.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 1:18:03 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Strategerist
The primary activity of the NSA is monitoring foreign threat communications. Some of those comms end up passing through the US.

You can disagree with it and want it stopped, but they jumped through the legal hoops needed to get the monitoring they are doing approved.

How well did they do monitoring the threat communications of Tamerlan Tsarnaev? Not very well I would say. Well, you might say, they stopped hundreds of other plots we don't know about and maybe TT never spoke on the phone about his plots. To that I say: bullshit.

There is no conceivable way that data collected by spying on Americans can be used to stop terrorist plots. They are collecting vast amount of disparate bits of data that cannot be connected to stop a plot. Look at the quality of the Russian data on Tsarnaev, vastly higher quality than anything allowed here since they have no fourth amendment protections. They gave the data to the FBI and the FBI investigated and decided to do nothing.

With the data described in recent articles (call records and possibly extracted keywords), NSA would be providing 100 times the volume with a lot less quality to the FBI who would be able to less than nothing with it. The alternative is that the NSA hooks up pieces of information to make it higher quality. If you believe that is possible you are probably a data mining salesman or a just clueless.

17 posted on 06/08/2013 1:28:39 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Strategerist
Another great laugh/cry is the Patriot Act.

The idea that Gov't would only follow the 'intent' of the law is absurd.

Never trust Gov't. That gets lost in 'War'. War is the protocol to get rid of Rights.

Lol. Nobody stopped and asked why the NSA would need Data Mall. Duh, collect everything. Everyone is a suspect, the data is kept until it can be used against you, for anything.

The bigger laugh is on media. Liberal, Conservative, whatever, how many dam times did Talk Radio ram the Patriot Act down our throats and to support 'Gov't' now. What a joke.

18 posted on 06/08/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Strategerist

WOW. I can’t believe what I am reading. Must be Dick Cheney.


19 posted on 06/08/2013 2:25:31 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: tet68

I think you’ve got NASA and NSA mixed up, but good idea anyway!


20 posted on 06/08/2013 2:37:21 PM PDT by boxlunch (Isaiah 41:10)
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To: Strategerist

They are NOT following the law . They are spying on all US citizens with no probable cause. Why are you defending these Stasis/KGB tactics?


21 posted on 06/08/2013 2:42:19 PM PDT by boxlunch (Isaiah 41:10)
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To: Perdogg

We shouldn’t have to rely on the British to report these things.


22 posted on 06/08/2013 3:02:25 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Perdogg
Is this the same over-competent intelligence community that was overly-incompetent during Benghazi?
23 posted on 06/08/2013 3:19:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Strategerist
The NSA leaker has broken all the laws that Bradley Manning broke, but more seriously.

Manning leaked sensitive information on lawful and constitutional activities, including diplomatic cables and combat action reports. Some of the videos he leaked were embarrassing, but none contained intentional violations of the Constitution as policy. Manning betrayed the Constitution in the name of his personal liberal values. The leaker(s) for the IRS targeting conservatives and Jews, AP and Fox News secret subpoenas, Boundless Informant, Prism, and the rest are informing us about inherently unconstitutional activity. That makes the latest leaks moral and ethical whistle blowing.

24 posted on 06/08/2013 3:41:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ...
What next?


25 posted on 06/08/2013 3:49:22 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Perdogg

Truth be told, the US should be colored dark purple.

Yo, NSA, collect this!


26 posted on 06/08/2013 3:54:07 PM PDT by bgill (This post was mined before it was posted.)
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To: tet68; boxlunch
Sometimes a /S really is necessary.
27 posted on 06/08/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: tet68

NASA put a man on the moon .NSA are the code & cipher people as well as the folks who eavesdrop on everybody.


28 posted on 06/08/2013 6:12:24 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Perdogg

“Our ability to discuss these activities is limited by our need to protect intelligence sources and methods,” Clapper said.

“Prism is . . . a program that . . . has been ‘widely known and publicly discussed since its inception in 2008.’”


White man speak with forked tongue.


29 posted on 06/08/2013 9:17:27 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: tet68
I think that NSA should go back to putting a man
on the moon instead of all this muslim outreach...

You are confusing rocket scientists with spies ...


30 posted on 06/08/2013 9:38:25 PM PDT by cynwoody
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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: "Facts on the Collection of Intelligence Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act" (June 8, 2013) (Read More…)
Document (via DNI) - Link (pdf) (Read More…)

Document (via GUARDIAN.co.uk) - Link: "Boundless Informant: NSA explainer -- full document text" (June 8, 2013 15:11 EDT) (Read More…)

31 posted on 06/09/2013 2:50:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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