FISA Court Decisions are Information Technologies Business Promotions Costing Taxpayers BillionsSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 00:00
Should the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ever order an end to NSA data collection of American communications, we would buy less computer server storage capacity. If the need for government hard drive storage space collapses, companies like Western Digital, Seagate, Cisco, Booz Allen Hamilton, and others stock prices may take a hit. Purchases of their services would no longer be required.
This is the main reason FISA courts continue to order NSA data collection on all Americans. It's big business. One hand washes the other. FISA Courts will not stop what they're doing to us until we make them stop.
How many billions of dollars does each of these 90 day FISA Court decisions cost US Taxpayers? Let's figure that out.
'We try to collect everything and hang on to it forever': US intelligence agencies' cosy relationship with academia and business may be hard to unwind
"Revelations of snooping into private data and communications on a massive scale by the Obama administration has shed a little daylight on the widespread and lucrative links between American intelligence agencies, industry and academia.
The Pentagon has long funded research into new technology, to the extent that it is claimed that Silicon Valley would not have developed without this revenue stream. The CIA formed its own non-profit private enterprise, In-Q-Tel, in 1999, specialising in advancing the development of technology for collecting and analysing information, which continues to back nearly 60 companies to this day.
The practice of the US government using business soared after the 9/11 attacks, with thousands like the whistleblower Edward Snowden recruited for George W. Bush’s War on Terror. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in Washington estimated recently that almost one in four people working in the espionage field were in the pay of private concerns and no less than 70 per cent of the intelligence budget went to companies like Mr Snowden’s employer, Booz Allen Hamilton"
Secret Court OKs Continued US Phone Surveillance
"WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret intelligence court has decided to continue an order that forces Verizon Communications to turn over hundreds of millions of telephone records to the government each day in its search for foreign terror or espionage suspects.
The longstanding Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order must be renewed every three months. It had been set to expire Friday.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper announced the new order."