Wednesday, March 12, 2014


It is now well known that the National Security Agency hoovers up every scrap of digital information in the world. Its probes and sensors are collecting everything from your cell phone calls to your baby monitor. It delves deeply into every single computer information system, network and cloud.

We never hear about NSA computers crashing because they were suddenly infected with a virus.

I wonder how many times over the years various news networks have been approached by some shadowy figure saying he worked for the NSA and knew what happened to Amelia Earheart and her plane, or knew Obama's GPA at all the schools he attended but got brushed off by the likes of Dan Rather. Now the hackers know to take the scoop to sock puppets instead of fake news outfits like CBS.

The NSA can get away with anything it wants because there is no oversight and no limit on their activities. I laughed out loud when I heard this referred to on the radio this morning and then read the news:
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched the panel's computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution.
"The CIA just went and searched the committee's computers," California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, calling the the matter a "defining moment" for the oversight of the Intelligence Committee.
"I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied by the United States Constitution, including the speech and debate clause," she said. "It may have undermined the Constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activity or any other government function."
 Gee Dianne, do you think?

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