Skip to comments.ATT,Verizon,Sprint Are Paid Cash by NSA For Your Private Communications
Posted on 09/23/2013 12:09:17 PM PDT by shego
The National Security Agency pays AT&T T -0.38%, Verizon and Sprint several hundred million dollars a year for access to 81% of all international phone calls into the US, according to a leaked inspector generals report, which has been reported by the Washington Post, AP, and the New York Review of Books. In fact., this secret report says that NSA maintains relationships with over 100 U.S. companies, underscoring that the U/S. has the home-field advantage as the primary hub for worldwide communications, the New York Review of Books reported in its August 15 issue....
AT&T charges $325 for each activation fee and $10 a day to monitor the account, according to the AP. Verizon charges $775 per tapping for the first month and then $500 a month thereafter, according to the Associated Press today. The article reported that Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google refused to say how much they charged to allow the government to tap into emails and other non-telephonic communications....
While $300 million for giant telephone companies is only a slight fraction of their overall revenues, it is quite a shocking revelation to think that the telcos consumers pay every month to hook them up with the world are also being paid by the U.S. government to maintain watch over our daily communication whether over wired instruments or unwired communications equipment like I pads and cell phones. Snowden recently released information over a slide which revealed that the government was able to access real-time-data on the live voice, text, e-mail, or internetchat services, in addition to analyzing stored data. (like your Facebook account)
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
which means that we are not only paying the spies to spy on us, we are paying people that we already pay to help the spies spy on us.
This isn’t new at all.
When I worked for a telecom firm in the Secret Service was two floors up and tied directly into our switch.
This isnt new at all.
When I worked for a telecom firm the Secret Service was two floors up and tied directly into our switch.
Hey NSA...pay me directly and I’ll cc you everything. Heck I’ll even write more, just for you!
They did a real bangup job finding those American terrorists that were in Kenya, didn’t they?
Ummm...a cellphone is a radio...for some distance all conversations are broadcast over the air....same as Rush. No tap needed.
800 bones per phone tap....bwaha...BWAAAAAAAHAHAHA.
Those aren’t the terrorists they’re trying to keep track of.
It has been standard practice for many years (first experience was in the 80”s) to secure SS lines in tamperproof conduits ran directly to the main boards to prevent those lines from being tapped.
Can one design messages that subliminally kill unauthorized readers? Horribly?
Of course they knew where they were. They had to have an addy to ship explosives and guns to...
“...They did a real bangup job finding those American terrorists that were in Kenya, didnt they?...”
Ain’t about finding them...
It’s about making sure YOU - and the rest of us - don’t get uppity...
Somewhere, the ghosts of Yuri Andropov and Erich Honecker are watching the NSA and realizing that when it came to spying on their own people, they were small-time amateurs.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
When I was a little guy, my mom made me carry a dine taped into my pocket. Later, I had to carry a quarter. Of course, this change was only for making a phone call should that become necessary.
Now, I have ‘most’ of the collective knowledge of mankind at my fingertips, and I carry that in my pocket. I can access this information within seconds, 24/7 and from nearly any place on the planet.
I still carry a quarter on my keychain.... THAT remains a good idea to me, but I am starting to wonder if anything beyond my quarter is really worth what we have actually paid for it.
Let God sort em out.