Ways The Government Tracks You

EyeSpyJust because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you… Bill Quigley writes on Counterpunch:

Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens. The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism. Most collect information on people in the US. Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and programs track people.

One. The National Security Agency (NSA) collects hundreds of millions of emails, texts and phone calls every day and has the ability to collect and sift through billions more. Wired just reported NSA is building an immense new data center which will intercept, analyze and store even more electronic communications from satellites and cables across the nation and the world. Though NSA is not supposed to focus on US citizens, it does.

Two. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Security Branch Analysis Center (NSAC) has more than 1.5 billion government and private sector records about US citizens collected from commercial databases, government information, and criminal probes.

Three. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times recently reported that cellphones of private individuals in the US are being tracked without warrants by state and local law enforcement all across the country…

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7 Comments on "Ways The Government Tracks You"

  1. WeAreChangeAtlanta | Apr 12, 2012 at 5:50 am |

    *RememberBuilding7.org*  Funny, you’d think they would have identified the real terrorists responsible for 9/11.  Hey to all the NSA folk out there, you like spying, spy on Larry Sliverstein, Chertoff, Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, you know, the real Terrorists….  I just hope our soldiers wake the fuck up and when they are asked to invade another foreign country for resources, or are sicked on “domestic terrorists” ie American Sovereigns who they are supposed to be fighting to defend, that they think about the big picture, their place in it and what the big man/woman star/architect (what have you effectively) thinks about that.  Gut check to the enlisted man whatever your stripe or affiliation.  You too will pass from this world, don’t sell your soul for gold.

  2. Brice Glase | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    see, when you want the government to big and powerful enough to tax all those evil wealthy people, you’re also giving the government the power  to spy on you.

    it’s called the “law of unintended consequences.” look it up sometime.

    • So you’re saying that in order to have any privacy at all we have to stop taxing the rich at all?

      • eyeoftheaxis | Apr 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm |

        And place $10,000 in a brown paper bag marked with a smiley face. Take the
        bag to the fountain in Central Park precisely at 12.06 pm. and wait for further

  3. they missed a few
    Google, Facebook, your ISP, your neighbors, your boss, your credit/debit card
    the list is endless
    the numbers vast
    pretty soon we will all be paid government informants

  4. It’s funny how much they want to track and surveil us and how freaked out they get when we track and surveil them.

    If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go down and start taking pictures of a Federal Courthouse or Federal Reserve Branch  from the sidewalk.

    Just be sure to write your bailbondsman’s phone number on your arm with a Sharpie marker.

  5. have you heard about INDECT? 

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