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Mainstream media now openly admits the FBI and CIA are reading all your emails

(NaturalNews) For years, those of us who have tried to warn the American public that Big Brother monitors all Internet users were demonized, vilified and ridiculed.

Now, the mainstream media has proven us correct.

"The U.S. government -- and likely your own government, for that matter -- is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in as and when it deems necessary -- sometimes with a warrant, sometimes without," ZDNet reported earlier this month. "That tin-foil hat really isn't going to help. Take it off, you look silly."

The Petraeus case

Where's the proof that the government has this capability?

You might recall a fellow by the name of (retired) Gen. David Petraeus. He's been in the news lately.

This four-star general-turned-CIA chief just resigned his post after news broke that he had engaged in an extra-marital affair with is biographer, herself a West Point graduate and former Army officer.

What led to this shocking discovery was Petraeus' use, of all things, Google's online email service, Gmail.

According to federal law, mind you, authorities are not legally permitted to electronically snoop around in your email box.

"The government can't just wander through your emails just because they'd like to know what you're thinking or doing," Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department who's now in private law practice, told The Associated Press. "But if the government is investigating a crime, it has a lot of authority to review people's emails."

Or, in the case of the CIA, if the agency wants to track a suspect ostensibly for "national security" purposes. Ditto the NSA.


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If you have anything stored

If you have anything stored in the cloud, the government can seize the cloud server and you will lose access to your data if the government suspects criminal activity. You may have done nothing wrong, however; if someone is using that cloud service illegally, your data, along with everybody's data on that particular server, can be investigated and held by the government. Yes, they will look at your data for any criminal activity.


To prevent losing access to your data, make sure you store the data in multiple locations on multiple hard drives and/or use multiple cloud services.

The best bet would be to use a cloud service located outside the US and make sure you read their laws concerning government seizure of servers.

Presently, the above case is in court and the outcome will effect our use of cloud services.

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz

Will Petraeus protect and defend now?

Well I guess we will see if Petraeus is truly a man of his oath.
Here he has an opportunity to protect and defend the Constitution by taking the government to court and directly challenging the authority in which they are attempting to circumvent the Constitution.
What will he do? I hope he can build a case and has the fortitude to pursue it.

The Patriot act and the NDAA provisions must not stand.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.