Friday, March 29, 2013
Being spied on in America (audio)
Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Marketplace Tech segment reports on government spying (marketplace.org)
It's legal for the government to read emails that are six months and older -- without a warrant, without probable cause, without a citizen ever knowing it. This is known because the government wants to expand that to earlier emails. National Security Letters are enough. Why bother with a rubber stamp from a FISA court?
That's just the start. Tracking networks. Ten thousand mini drones overhead -- spying, following, remotely downloading hard drive contents with amazing stealth. The abuses never end. It was not the American government prosecuting wars around the world; it was the Military-Industrial Complex using the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, NSC, FBI, DEA, IRS, SEC, SS (Secret Service), Department of War, Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and secret agencies to do their bidding. It hardly matters what the law books say because the MIC is not above breaking the law.