Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller - 9

NSA has "Balls Disease"
The case is going to the appellate courts now, so in the mean time let's take a look at what the world is saying about the military NSA.

You know, the military outfit that is spying on Americans, and on most other countries around the world.

Der Spiegel of Germany has published military NSA information that points out that the military NSA is dangerously bad to the bone (Inside TAO, NSA Spy Catalog).

For example they have technology that can and does monitor conversations taking place inside a room without any wiring or "bug" devices inside the room.

They do it with an energy beam (Equipment Info, cf. NSA Spy Catalog link above @ "Room Surveillance" red dot).

Here are more random links (maybe some repetition) to Der Spiegel pages about NSA spying capabilities:
Top NSA Hacking Unit ... Targeting Mexico ... NSA's Shadow Network ... Spy Gadgets for Every Need ... NSA Toolbox ... Tasking Techniques for the R&T Analyst ... QUANTUMTHEORY and related QUANTUM programs ... Details about the Man-On-The-Side with QUANTUM ... capabilities list ... GCHQ QUANTUMTHEORY capabilities list ... OLYMPUSFIRE ... An example of a vulnerable Apple user is shown ... 
See Wikipedia, Der Speigel for more information on Germany's "The Mirror" newspaper.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

A comment concerning the following video:
You must watch this talk, even if some parts are a bit technical for mere mortals. No matter how bad you think the NSA’s information surveillance and capture is, I can just about guarantee that this will show you that it’s an order of magnitude worse than you imagined.
(Transcript of Video). Here is the aforementioned video presentation by Jacob Appelbaum about your computer's vulnerability, and the military NSA's use of those vulnerabilities to spy on you:


  1. "Mass surveillance programmes used by the US and Britain to spy on people in Europe have been condemned in the "strongest possible terms" by the first parliamentary inquiry into the disclosures, which has demanded an end to the vast, systematic and indiscriminate collection of personal data by intelligence agencies." Link

  2. One wonders why the U.S. FCC has not looked into violations of protecting subscribers: "Section 222 imposes the general duty on all telecommunications carriers to protect the confidentiality of their subscribers' proprietary information. The Commission has issued rules implementing section 222 of the Act. The Commission required carriers to establish and maintain a system designed to ensure that carriers adequately protected their subscribers' CPNI. Section 64.2009(e) is one such requirement."

    (In the Matter of Cyber Mesa Computer Systems, Inc.).