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    The NSA is literally watching everything you do on the internet

    XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | World news | theguardian.com

    A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.


    The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian's earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisa surveillance court oversight.

    The files shed light on one of Snowden's most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.

    "I, sitting at my desk," said Snowden, could "wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email".

    US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden's assertion: "He's lying. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do."

    But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed.

    XKeyscore, the documents boast, is the NSA's "widest reaching" system developing intelligence from computer networks what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers "nearly everything a typical user does on the internet", including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as their metadata.


    Analysts can also use XKeyscore and other NSA systems to obtain ongoing "real-time" interception of an individual's internet activity.

    Under US law, the NSA is required to obtain an individualized Fisa warrant only if the target of their surveillance is a 'US person', though no such warrant is required for intercepting the communications of Americans with foreign targets. But XKeyscore provides the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target even US persons for extensive electronic surveillance without a warrant provided that some identifying information, such as their email or IP address, is known to the analyst.

    One training slide illustrates the digital activity constantly being collected by XKeyscore and the analyst's ability to query the databases at any time.


    The purpose of XKeyscore is to allow analysts to search the metadata as well as the content of emails and other internet activity, such as browser history, even when there is no known email account (a "selector" in NSA parlance) associated with the individual being targeted.

    Analysts can also search by name, telephone number, IP address, keywords, the language in which the internet activity was conducted or the type of browser used.

    One document notes that this is because "strong selection [search by email address] itself gives us only a very limited capability" because "a large amount of time spent on the web is performing actions that are anonymous."

    The NSA documents assert that by 2008, 300 terrorists had been captured using intelligence from XKeyscore.

    Analysts are warned that searching the full database for content will yield too many results to sift through. Instead they are advised to use the metadata also stored in the databases to narrow down what to review.

    A slide entitled "plug-ins" in a December 2012 document describes the various fields of information that can be searched. It includes "every email address seen in a session by both username and domain", "every phone number seen in a session (eg address book entries or signature block)" and user activity "the webmail and chat activity to include username, buddylist, machine specific cookies etc".

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    Why cant they stop all the fucking pedophiles in the world if they watch and see everything ? I don't care about spying, nothing to hide . It makes you wonder, all the resources and money and they don't get red of all the pedo's, I don't think anyone would complain about it, if they at least done that .
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    I hope they like the porn that i watch online

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCLEPAULIE View Post
    Why cant they stop all the fucking pedophiles in the world if they watch and see everything ? I don't care about spying, nothing to hide . It makes you wonder, all the resources and money and they don't get red of all the pedo's, I don't think anyone would complain about it, if they at least done that .
    they arn't looking for pedos

    they are looking for people who could possibly rebel against the government.



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    the internet was made for porn. period.

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    At least now, nobody can call me excessively paranoid. It's not like this whole situation is completely unfathomable. If you know Big Brother, you know He's been there watching everything you do; listening to everything you say. It's only a matter of time until the official "Prison Planet" has come into full effect, and anyone left alive or not imprisoned will be unable to do or say anything without mysteriously 'disappearing.' Anyone familiar with the concept of a Police-State? If not, you would do well to learn more about it. Thanks for the thread, this news was actually mentally stimulating, and worth a read. Thumbs up! Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! has more information on the NSA and other topics of interest. Good luck out there, people! Don't ever say you weren't warned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    they arn't looking for pedos

    they are looking for people who could possibly rebel against the government.
    If they know exactly what you watch, or search for, surely they could pass it on to police . It makes you wonder . The people doing the spying must be a bunch of pedos .
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    Says all they really need in order to tap your phones, etc. is just your email address, no matter who you are or where you live. As far as being run by pedophiles, I wouldn't doubt it. With a great majority of people being sexual degenerates like our pal OrtonNl up above, you can be sure that the spying isn't the only thing creepy they're doing. So, my question is, who is looking over these peoples' shoulders if they're all so busy looking over ours? Welcome to the Prison Planet. The bars are closing in on everyone, and soon there will be no 'freedom' whatsoever. I wish I could move to Marklar. Where's that spaceship Starvin' Marvin had?

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    It is constitutional to rebel against the Government.

    The irony, I think, may be lost on the NSA.
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    I'm not rebelling against the government, I could hardly care about what they do. Just leave me to my porn and ponies.

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