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Is Big Brother Watching?

June 9, 2013

Telling ghost stories around the campfire was fine when we were kids. But later in life, when we wanted to talk about something really scary, conversation turned to George Orwell’s “198....

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Wheeldog

Jun-13-13 5:34 PM

Once while doing research on a study I was conducting I requested some non-classified information from a federal agency and was stonewalled. The information had the potential of proving the agency was not carrying out its legally mandated responsibilities. After follow up attempts failed I wrote and submitted a formal FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request demanding access to the information in question. That was all it took. The material was in my possession the next day.

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TrollSlayer

Jun-12-13 10:26 AM

I’m afraid to ask for my FBI or NSA file. It will probably be 10,000 pages of “Gooseman calls us about another right-wing domestic terrorist” reports. My back can’t take that kind of strain anymore...

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Gooseman

Jun-11-13 7:17 PM

With a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, any U.S. citizen can obtain one's NSA or FBI file, if such a file exists.

It simply takes a few minutes to fill out the requisite forms and mail them to the appropriate address. An independent site – ****getmyfbifile – will, free of charge, generate the necessary forms for you already filled out.

Of course, you can also do this directly through the NSA or FBI if you are worried about providing personal information to an independent site.

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GETACLUE

Jun-11-13 10:53 AM

"PRISM was born late in GEORGE W BUSH'S ADMINISTRATION, but its bloodline can be traced to the frenzied aftermath of 9/11.

It used to be that, when the federal government wanted to read a foreigner's Yahoo or Microsoft emails, it needed a judge's approval. After the attacks, BUSH SECRETLY AUTHORIZED the National Security Agency to get to skip that oversight and read U.S.-based email accounts in real time.

When the New York Times revealed the existence of that program, the BUSH ADMINISTRATION appealed to Congress, saying court approval was too arduous.

There were too many emails to monitor. Getting warrants for each one took too long."

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richardwhee

Jun-10-13 7:42 PM

Of course BIG BROTHER is listening & watching. This goes on from local gov to national gov. Lets hope they learn so much that they get more confused than they are now.

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mikeyd

Jun-09-13 8:05 AM

the crooked people seek out other crooked people.a thief thinks that everybody steals.

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