Few Americans would believe that the government has
the technological capability and wherewithal to monitor, track, log, and
analyze the everyday activities of American citizens. The idea that the
National Security Agency, an organization responsible the collection and
analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, would
operate on US soil to turn the surveillance apparatus on the people they are
tasked with protecting has up until now been reserved for conspiracy
theorists and Hollywood movies.
It turns out that it’s not a conspiracy, and not
only does the NSA operate within the borders of the United States, they
are assembling detailed dossiers on every single one of us. William
Binney, an NSA whistleblower who recently resigned his post at the NSA over
its illegal domestic surveillance programs, notes that the agency is engaged
in implementing a total surveillance net over America with the help of
private businesses like internet and telecom companies – and their
target is YOU.
Domestically, they’re pulling together all
the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling
that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and
knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing.
So the government is accumulating that kind of
information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous
…from one company alone… they were
sending, according to my estimate… I reckon there were between 10 and
12 [companies] that were participating… that one company was
providing 320 million average logs per day since 2001.
As we’ve noted previously Everything
You Do Is Monitored. The NSA’s technological capabilities far surpass anything that
has ever existed. Not only is the NSA now building a
massive surveillance facility in Utah capable of monitoring and logging multiple yottabytes (1
Trillion Terabytes of information) of data like emails, cell phone
communications, text messages, shopping records and social network
interactions, there are over fifty fusion centers across the United States
where data is processed on a local or regional level:
All of this information will eventually be fused
into one large database. In fact, the
government has already setup well over fifty fusion centers around the nation. What goes on in these centers is kept strictly
confidential, and there doesn’t seem to be any agency in charge of
them, but we know they exist, and we know that their purpose is to acquire,
aggregate and act on whatever information they have available to them. These
are fairly new, appearing just over the last several years. But be assured
that as processing power and software technology improves, so too will the
surveillance capabilities of fusion like facilities, whether they belong to
government, private industry or criminal industry.
Of course the NSA denies
the existence of a spy center designed to monitor US-based communications and
activity, but we already know from past experience that government denying
something exists doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not real.
They are watching everything we do. For what reason?
We can’t say for certain, but history tells us any time government(s)
start making lists and collecting data it often turns into a mechanism of
intimidation, control and a culling of those who are perceived to be acting
against the state.
Our Republic is on very dangerous ground.