(03-20-2017 10:32 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: Seriously, Pappy, I think the NSA's Utah Data Center was built with the intention of mining and storing data gathered from the surveillance of phone, email, internet, and other communications of American citizens and foreign entities -- for the purpose of counter terrorism and preparing for cyber warfare.
There was a reason Osama bin laden's compound had no connection to the world outside that compound; alot of them have recently been leaked. The government can read any computer (or electronic device) through the electric grid.
The government can do a whole lot more.
Is the government watching you personally, yes. The US is recording every electronic communication everywhere and storing it by IP adress. That is what that center was built for.
Now, what is sobering, if the government is recording every thing about you, what happens when the powers that be get a hard on for you personally. As an example, Trump decides he is pissed The Hellbitch won the popular vote and decides to make life uncomfortable for her supporters. That center is the beginning of that effort.
You nay sayers will say impossible; I will remind you about the IRS targeting the Tea Party.
The technology at the discretion of the government is mind blowing; how is it going to be used by unscrupulous people?
The fact is quite clear, General Flynn was in Trump Tower when that phone call got recorded. How and why was his name leaked? I believe it is not hard to assume the reason was political. Unscrupulous people using technology to destroy a political opponent.
I have said many times, you are being lied to. The power brokers in Washington, on both sides of the aisle, will destroy any one that they think poses a threat to their power.
Taking the profit out of the government is the real solution. Cut the budget by 50%. No one in this country is safe, if some one in power decides you are a threat for what ever insane reason they decide. Some times some schumk is made an example of just to send some one else a message.
Ask your self this question: are there any unscrupulous people in the employ of the government? If you answer that question is in the affirmative, then that center should scare the shit out of you.
Who will use it next and for what purpose?