DNI Clapper Says NSA Programs Fully Authorized and Necessary

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    DNI Clapper Says NSA Programs Fully Authorized and Necessary:
    http://threatpost.com/dni-clapper-says-nsa-programs-fully-authorized-and-necessary/
     
  2. Mman79

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    The warnings have been shouted out for a long time, I've spoken of these things happening under the noses of everyone on many occasions. No one wants to believe it, no one wants to really know it. Sometimes conspiracy theories really do come true. What we know is angering and frightening enough, but there is still much we don't know..and these things usually become known after it's too late.
     
  3. DesuMaiden

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    For true privacy and anonymity, not using the internet is the only solution. :D
     
  4. LockBox

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    Not by a long shot. Consider....

    - CCTV surveillance cameras everywhere.

    - In the USA, the Post Office scans the front and back of every single piece of mail.

    - GPS, some the size of quarters, can be placed on your car and you can be traced everywhere you go.

    - Credit/Debit cards leave paper trails and breadcrumbs everywhere you go.

    - Banks are forced to report not just large cash withdrawals (over $10K), but "frequent" cash withdrawals. "Know your customer" regulations.

    - State drivers licensing agencies now collect fingerprints, iris scans, and much more depending on your state.

    - Federal job monitoring databases follow your employment trail. (For 'social security' purposes only) ... yeah, right.

    - The private Big Data industry is huge. Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, ChoicePoint, First Advantage, Acxiom, Applied Predictive Technologies, Epsilon, this list goes on and on and on. The biggest worry could possibly be the shadowy Acxiom, which boasts they know more about you than Google and any single government agency. Read about them here.

    - The future of RFID is a dark and ugly one.

    And I'm just getting rolling.

    What was that about just staying off the Internet being a solution to privacy and anonymity?

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  5. Mman79

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    ^ What Lockbox said.

    @ComputersRock: No snarkyness meant, but you don't know what you're talking about. The Internet is but one piece of the puzzle.

    P.S: Just because you don't use the Internet won't mean you're not on it. Welcome to the digital age.
     
  6. LockBox

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    I highly recommend everyone concerned with privacy issues read the latest edition of How To Be Invisible by J.J. Luna. Best book ever written on the topic. It treats Internet privacy as just a part of the whole. No better how-to book on this issue has ever been written. If you just follow Jack's advice step-by-step, your privacy IRL (in real life) can be maintained.
     
  7. JackmanG

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    FTFY ;)
     
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