Wednesday morning ping! Have a great day, y’all! And God bless.
Establish a private sector consortium to work with natsec on behalf of the citizens.
Congress has failed miserably in its responsibilities.
The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center, according to a whistleblower, when completed, will have a capacity of five Zettabytes.
As far as violations of privacy: I'll see your zettabyte (ZB) and raise you a yottabyte (YB). You, Mr President are a national disgrace!
The Wheels Of Tyranny Are Turning
That's just what this country needs! Giving the Obama Administration expanded authority to conduct background checks on people, to include their medical records.
I thought these companies said these links didnt exist???
and when the testimony is over ... all the tech companies will have lied. It (the lies) will pay well though.
Most transparent PRISM ever?
|Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers.||…we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government - or any other government - direct access to our servers.|
|We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday.||We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.|
|When governments ask Facebook for data, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if is required by law. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.||…we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process.|
|We have never received a blanket request or court order from any government agency asking for information or metadata in bulk, like the one Verizon reportedly received. And if we did, we would fight it aggressively.||Until this week’s reports, we had never heard of the broad type of order that Verizon received - an order that appears to have required them to hand over millions of users’ call records. We were very surprised to learn that such broad orders exist. Any suggestion that Google is disclosing information about our users’ Internet activity on such a scale is completely false.|
|We strongly encourage all governments to be much more transparent about all programs aimed at keeping the public safe.||this episode confirms what we have long believed - there needs to be a more transparent approach.|
|It’s the only way to protect everyone’s civil liberties and create the safe and free society we all want over the long term.||And, of course, we understand that the U.S. and other governments need to take action to protect their citizens’ safety - including sometimes by using surveillance. But the level of secrecy around the current legal procedures undermines the freedoms we all cherish.|