Confirmed: NSA has broken into Google, Yahoo data centers and now monitors all web searches, Gmail
2013 11 01
By J. D. Heyes | NaturalNews
If the reports earlier this summer detailing how the National Security Agency monitors all data passing through the nation’s internet service providers and tech companies was a little too much to digest or accept, that’s understandable.
After all, this is America, right? And the NSA isn’t supposed to be spying on Americans.
Only, it does, as a new report proves beyond any doubt.
According to The Washington Post, the NSA has managed to secretly hack into the main communication links that connect Yahoo! and Google data centers to the rest of the world, as per documents obtained from former NSA contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden, as well as interviews with insider officials.
The paper said:
By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.
MUSCULAR, PRISM data collection programs
A top-secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, provided details about how the NSA’s acquisitions directorate sends millions of records daily from Yahoo and Google internal networks to databases located at the agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.
In the 30 days prior, the report noted, field collectors processed and returned 181,280,466 new records, ranging from "metadata," which can provide information about who actually sent and received emails and when and content like text, video and audio.
The Post reported:
The NSA’s principal tool to exploit the data links is a project called MUSCULAR, operated jointly with the agency’s British counterpart, GCHQ. From undisclosed interception points, the NSA and GCHQ are copying entire data flows across fiber-optic cables that carry information between the data centers of the Silicon Valley giants.
The infiltration is especially striking because the NSA, under a separate program known as PRISM, has front-door access to Google and Yahoo user accounts through a court-approved process.
But apparently, even that access - authorized by the USA Patriot Act - isn’t good enough. Obviously, theNSA wants no oversight of its activities at all.
Read the full article at: naturalnews.com
READ: Yahoo , Facebook CEOs: We faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets
Tune into Red Ice Radio:
James Bamford - NSA, U.S. Cyber Command & the Global Brave New World of Surveillance
Patrick Henningsen - Hour 1 - Syria, Snowden, NSA & the Whistleblower Circus
Jon Rappoport - Hour 1 - The Surveillance State & War on the Individual
Russ Baker - Hour 1 - Michael Hastings, Libya Repeating in Syria & JFK
John Hall & Don Raumake - Satellite Terrorism, Surveillance Technology, Implantable Microchips, Biometric ID Cards & Government Spying
Dan Johnson - Hour 1 - People Against the National Defense Authorization Act
NSA taps Skype chats, newly published leaks confirm
Sorry, NSA, Terrorists Don’t Use Verizon. Or Skype. Or Gmail.
Project Chess: Skype’s secret program aimed at making calls readily available to intelligence agencies
"Terrorists Love Gmail" and Other Digital Defamations
Gmail users cannot expect privacy while sending mails: Google
Facebook Login Demanding “Government ID” For Some Users
German minister: Drop Google, Facebook if you fear US spying
Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank
Too Much Heat? NSA Director Will Step Down from World’s Most Powerful Intelligence Job
NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide
Curtailing Free Speech: FCC Prepares ’Fairness Doctrine’ for the Internet
Latest News from our Front Page
US Silent on Psychologists Role in CIA’s Tortures: Doctors
Physicians for Human Rights had not received any response from the US Federal Commission to their call to investigate the role of health professionals in CIA’s torture program, Deputy Director of the organization told Sputnik.
December 19 (Sputnik) — US government has not responded to calls to prosecute doctors, who participated in CIA torture program, the Deputy Director of Communications for ...
Ziolebrities: Simon Cowell donates £100,000 to Israeli soldiers to please pregnant jewish girlfriend Lauren Silverman
Cowell, 54, is also planning a secret trip to Israel soon as he embraces the Jewish faith of Silverman, 36
Gala: Billionaire Haim Saban with Cowell
Simon Cowell has publicly donated nearly £100,000 in support of the Israeli army.
The X Factor boss pledged the cash to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces at a US fund-raiser in Beverly Hills.
The lavish gala ...
Former Chief Security Officer for NewsCorp: N. Koreans Not Behind Sony Hack, Interview Leak
Hemanshu Nigam, a former federal prosecutor and former chief security officer for NewsCorp/Fox studios, says North Korea isn’t behind the Sony Hack.
Nigam gave several bullet points for why the hack was likely an inside job.
Attack code borrowed from a previous attack on Seoul, that’s why it’s in Korean. Private hackers typically borrow malicious code from other hackers.Nations state attacks follow ...
Sony Fires Back at Obama: Actually We Did Call the White House – Several Times
Sony fired back at Obama after the press conference saying they had several conversations with the Obama White House before and after the movie was canceled.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
After President Obama criticized Sony for its decision to cancel The Interview's release after theater chains decided not to show the film, the studio has issued a statement elaborating on the move.
The Bankster International
Geopolitical analysis, the art of explaining power relationships through the prism of impersonal geography, can be a helpful tool for observers of the Great Game – but it also has its limitations. A case in point is the renewed US-Russia confrontation. Think tanks and policy insiders easily sell the narrative that from the dark days of the Cold War to ...
|More News » |