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AmidsTheNoise | Meta My Data: NSA Part 2

What is Metadata?


I Spy With My Little Eye: NSA Part 1, below:


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You are a scholar of reason and justice, Sir. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Location on target with a 'political enemy' DRONE

This is potentially the worst thing that could happen.

Of course, the NSA is indeed guilty of listening to our conversations. Didn't you hear about Shia Lebough, the actor's encounter with an FBI agent on set? Just google it for more articles on this alone.


In this Jay Leno interview, he said:

"He told me that one in five phone calls that you make are recorded and logged," LaBeouf said. "And I laughed at him and then he played back a phone conversation I'd had two years prior."

Of course, FBI agent he was talking about, has since denied this is true. Guess we know who is telling the truth.

and if the

guy was moonlighting as a consultant, he's probably a low level agent at that. If we look at the resources delegated to intelligence gathering and realize that this is what the agency does all day everyday, I wouldn't doubt that their capabilities are outside what the general public would conceive possible. We're behind in the technology race. Collecting data as it goes through servers is quite tangible to me, and this is the issue here but we probably would not have thought it possible 10 years ago. What about things the general public isn't familiar or aware of yet? I use google earth from time to time. Do the security agencies have a high resolution version in realtime that tracks and stores information electronically about people's movements, their property, etc. To me, that's not feasible with the technologies I'm aware of but I'm part of the general public. Maybe satellites can look at general areas rather than specific locations. There is lots of them. If you look up in the sky at night and there is hardly a time when you don't see at least one satellite tracking across the sky.

If we're not even aware of the technologies, how can we hold them up to the constitution and bill of rights to see if it is in violation of them.

Very good I went to his youtube channel , he`s dynamite.

I`m now a subscriber of his channel.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
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I like this guy

Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

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The first video is an excellent explanation of meta data, and how it can be used.

I was listening to Jaron Lanier, who was on On Point this morning on WBUR. He made the point - which has been made elsewhere, but it really struck & stuck this morning - that the NSA is collecting all of this and just storing it. Forever.

And then one day, when you - for whatever reason - become a "suspect" -- maybe by accident you come into contact with a terrorist or some other "bad guy," or whatever. Maybe you didn't do anything wrong, but your in the wrong place at the wrong time. A terrorist dialed your number by accident. Or someone in a high place has something out for your, they can go back over your entire life. All of your "meta data" - phone calls, emails - "every decision you've ever made," as Lanier put it.

There is one word that describes this: Nightmare. Suddenly, the "land of the free" looks like a Kafka novel.

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And for the "I didn't do anything wrong," crowd.

The definition of what is "wrong" is determined by the government, and that changes over time. So you went to a bar last weekend? Nothing wrong with that, right? Unless it was during Prohibition.

These rules and laws are changing all the time, at the whims of a handful of politicians in power.

Who knows, maybe one day all these little notes we write to one another will be considered subversive and illegal.

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One final point. While they may not know your "name" with the metadata, they know your "number" and that is, for all intents and purposes, the same thing. Your phone number is just another name for you.

The "name" of this website is not just the "Daily Paul" - it is also a number. An IP number. They're just two different names for the same thing.

He's the man.