Tuesday, December 04, 2012

They Are Listening, Y’all

Phone eavesdroppingDrudge has this interview from Russia Today linked on his current page. The interviewer says that William Binney, described as “one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history” resigned in 2001 because of the violations of the Constitution he saw in the data collection on everyone in the U.S.

It’s a fascinating interview, one in which Binney is congratulated on an award he received for being willing to blow the whistle on the data the FBI is holding… your data, sweet pea.

Speaking to RT [Binney] warned that the government can use information against anyone it wants.


He asserts that the FBI has access to this data due to a powerful device, Naris.

RT: In light of the Petraeus/Allen scandal while the public is so focused on the details of their family drama one may argue that the real scandal in this whole story is the power, the reach of the surveillance state. I mean if we take General Allen — thousands of his personal e-mails have been sifted through private correspondence. It’s not like any of those men was planning an attack on America. Does the scandal prove the notion that there is no such thing as privacy in a surveillance state?
WB: Yes, that’s what I’ve been basically saying for quite some time, is that the FBI has access to the data collected, which is basically the e-mails of virtually everybody in the country. And the FBI has access to it. All the congressional members are on the surveillance too, no one is excluded. They are all included. So, yes, this can happen to anyone. If they become a target for whatever reason — they are targeted by the government, the government can go in, or the FBI, or other agencies of the government, they can go into their database, pull all that data collected on them over the years, and we analyze it all. So, we have to actively analyze everything they’ve done for the last 10 years at least.
RT: And it’s not just about those, who could be planning, who could be a threat to national security, but also those, who could be just…
WB: It’s everybody. The Naris device if it takes in the entire line, so it takes in all the data. In fact they advertised they can process the lines at session rates, which means 10 gigabit lines. I forgot the name of the device (it’s not the Naris) — the other one does it at 10 gigabits. That’s why the building Buffdale, because they have to have more storage, because they can’t figure out what’s important, so they are just storing everything there. So, e-mails are going to be stored there for the future, but right now stored in different places around the country. But it is being collected — and the FBI has access to it.

There is a lot more at the URL listed above. But meanwhile, I want to get a few things straight here, right away:

  • I never called Mr. President His Majesty King Obama a doo-doo head. That was strictly a mistake of encryption.
  • I have always said that centralized control by the government is an excellent idea whose time has come.
  • It was the Baron who said Mrs. Majesty has a bubble butt. I do not stoop to such trivialities. I will admit, however, that I told someone Hillary Clinton should wear a burqa for mercy’s sake.
  • If Mr. His Majesty Obama wants to rule govern from a beach hut in Hawaii, I’m cool with that. If the hut costs 25 million dollars, what’s the problem? He needs to be comfortable, right? I always said that and whoever claims otherwise has been hacking my emails and telling lies AND THEY’D BETTER STOP RIGHT NOW…
  • I never did like Mark Steyn and I think they should look at his emails first. He’s just not funny and the FBI ought to sweat that truth out of him asap. No, I never forwarded one of his columns to anyone. Lies!
  • All this free speech yaddah yaddah is just making trouble. A little peace and quiet would be welcome…

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…Umm, no, sir. I didn’t mean you. Talk all you want, I say. I’m all ears, your majesty — heh, kinda like you, right? No, no… not at all. You have majestic ears, sir. They match your wife’s butt. Say what?? Must be the acoustics in this place, your Excellency. The sounds are distorted kinda. Why I was just saying to the warden…oops, sorry sir. Yes sir, of course. “Only when spoken to. Silly me.”

ObamaCare? It’s fabulous! And cheap, sir! And quick. Why I was visited by a whole panel of doctors when I asked about this sore on my leg. They were very nice. The nice doctor with the white hair told me they’d fix it for good. Now that’s service.

Oh, I love those new high-rises. And concrete is sturdy, too. My children — oops, I mean some friends of mine… ummm, that is the family of a guard I met — told me how happy he was to have his income redistributed. And his car, of course. Being in a high rise apartment so near to this Heavenly Rest Center means he can walk to work.

He says it has improved his health greatly and he likes going barefoot better than the tight boots. He says they mis-measured his feet or something. Whatever. Once I reminded him everyone is “earthing” — you know — getting grounded by having their feet in touch with the earth, he was all for it. You can get good herbal remedies for the frostbite, too. Of course, earthing is a bit harder when you’re walking on sidewalks. Too bad the greens are off-limits. Oh, no, your Excellency, of course I believe in preserving them…

Yes, thank you for visiting, your Royalnesss. It was rilly rilly kind of you to make time between speeches to visit us. Matilda — the woman in the next cell room, says it is her joy to hear you speak. Oh no, sir, it is MY joy, too. Ecstasy, actually.

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A bit more of that interview on Russia Today:

RT: You say they sift through billions of e-mails. I wonder how do they prioritize? How do they filter it?
WB: I don’t think they are filtering it. They are just storing it. I think it’s just a matter of selecting when they want it. So, if they want to target you, they would take your attributes, go into that database and pull out all your data..
RT: Were you on the target list?
WB: Oh, sure! I believe I’ve been on it for quite a few years. So I keep telling them everything I think of them in my e-mail. So that when they want to read it they’ll understand what I think of them.
RT: Do you think we all should leave messages for the NSA mail box?
WB: Sure!

Be sure to read the whole thing. Mr. Binney wants to take this one to court. There’s a lot of that conversation I didn’t cover, including the delusion that if you haven’t said anything wrong, you’re safe. Sure you are.

And if anyone asks, the Baron wrote this, not Dymphna. Troublemaker Baron! If you think I’m baking a file in your cake…


Jewel said...

They may be listening, but I don't think they are 'listening'.

Anonymous said...

Well known investor/ financial maven, Doug Casey, gave a two-part interview this week under the title The United Police State of America. It's available at the Daily Reckoning financial website.

Dymphna said...

Anon @ 1:48

We're a lazy bunch and disinclined to cut and paste around here. So I went digging for your reference.

Here is Part One. Y'all can find part the second on the site:

The United Police of America

Some other interesting stuff on that site, too. So MANY good sites, so little time.