illegal spying

Federal judge rules mass NSA spying as "constitutional."

Barely a week after Judge Leon of the DC district court held the NSA data-collection program of – well, virtually everything – to be “likely unconstitutional,” District Judge William H. Pauley III in Manhattan took the view of most in the federal government, that there’s nothing to worry about, nothing unconstitutional at all.

Focusing mostly on need and effect rather than the 4th Amendment, Pauley said the mass collection of phone data “significantly increases the NSA’s capability to detect the faintest patterns left behind by individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. Armed with all the metadata, NSA can draw connections it might otherwise never be able to find.”

http://offnow.org/2013/12/27/dont-count-courts-stop-nsa-spying/

N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/us/16nsa.html?_r=1&hp
N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress

By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN
Published: April 15, 2009

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.

Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.

Update: Sharp End International. Spy alert.

I wrote on 5-1-08 that I found something strange with a referrer who turned out not to be a referrer but Private military company named: Sharp End International (who comes up with these names, Jeez).

I promised an update if I found some more information.

Well here goes:

I send a link to the 911 blogger site and to the pilots for 9/11 truth and on the 911 blog site a blogger going by the name of Peter came up with something interesting and I decided to pursue his train of thought. To him the site sounded more like a front for the NSA, and he suggested that since New Zealand was part of the illegal spying group Echelon I might find something there and he also gave me a link.

http://cryptome.org/nsa-cryptome.htm

In order to see how I might find out if the company was a front for the NSA I went to a couple of other PMC sites to see what was different on these sites as compared with the SEI site.

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