US SECURITY AGENCY HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, AND APPLE USER DATA

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By Soren Dreier, Zen Haven

The National Security Agency h as obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims “collection directly from the servers” of major US service providers.

Although the presentation claims the program is run with the assistance of the companies, all those who responded to a Guardian request for comment on Thursday denied knowledge of any such program.

In a statement, Google said:
“Google cares deeply about the security of our users’ data. We disclose user data to government in accordance with the law, and we review all such requests carefully. From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘back door’ into our systems, but Google does not have a back door for the government to access private user data.”

Several senior tech executives insisted that they had no knowledge of PRISM or of any similar scheme. They said they would never have been involved in such a program. “If they are doing this, they are doing it without our knowledge,” one said.

An Apple spokesman said it had “never heard” of PRISM.

The NSA access was enabled by changes to US surveillance law introduced under President Bush and renewed under Obama in December 2012.

The program facilitates extensive, in-depth surveillance on live communications and stored information. The law allows for the targeting of any customers of participating firms who live outside the US, or those Americans whose communications include people outside the US.

It also opens the possibility of communications made entirely within the US being collected without warrants.

Disclosure of the PRISM program follows a leak to the Guardian on Wednesday of a top-secret court order compelling telecoms provider Verizon to turn over the telephone records of millions of US customers.

The participation of the internet companies in PRISM will add to the debate, ignited by the Verizon revelation, about the scale of surveillance by the intelligence services. Unlike the collection of those call records, this surveillance can include the content of communications and not just the metadata.

Some of the world’s largest internet brands are claimed to be part of the information-sharing program since its introduction in 2007. Microsoft – which is currently running an advertising campaign with the slogan “Your privacy is our priority” – was the first, with collection beginning in December 2007.

It was followed by Yahoo in 2008; Google, Facebook and PalTalk in 2009; YouTube in 2010; Skype and AOL in 2011; and finally Apple, which joined the program in 2012. The program is continuing to expand, with other providers due to come online.

Collectively, the companies cover the vast majority of online email, search, video and communications networks.

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What’s behind the U.S. based “Syrian Support Group” ?

Logo of the US Department funded “Syrian Support Group”

By MKERone (Co-Founder of CounterPsyOps)

In a recent Russia Today video, we learn that the “Syrian Support Group” received a waiver from the US treasury department authorizing it to provide financial and logistical help to the so called Free Syrian Army.

Let’s have a closer look at this mysterious group…

1. The SSG has “received a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) that permits the organization to raise funds and provide certain services to the Free Syrian Army (the “FSA”)“.

That basically means that this Group has the right to take its own decisions and doesn’t need to go through Congress nor any official institution prior taking action. A very important question arises: what does “Certain services” mean? The general public is clearly not being told to what extent & how its tax money is being used for. Is the SSG talking about communication equipment? Heavy Artillery? Targeted assassinations? No one knows. Not even those paying for it: the US tax payers through the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control.

2. In the FAQ section, we can also read “SGG is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization formed to support the establishment of a free, independent and democratic Syria. Towards that end, it seeks to facilitate, through all legal means, the protection of Syrian civilians during their historic struggle for freedom against the Assad regime”

“Legal means” ? The SSG is blatantly admitting that it funds and provides “certain services” to the so called Free Syrian Army. Which is a clear violation of the UN Charter and UN resolution A/RES/56/154 which states: “6. Calls upon all States to refrain from financing political parties or other organizations in any other State in a way that is contrary to the principles of the Charter and that undermines the legitimacy of its electoral processes”

I strongly recommend you to go to the SSG website and look through it by yourself. Though, the previous examples should be enough for the people to understand what the SSG is. It is a so called “Nonprofit organization” totally and hiddenly controlled by the government enabling it to do whatever it wants with no risk of being held accountable. On top of that, the SSG enables people to make donations. Hence, if anything leaks, who would be to blame? Not the government. Because the SSG actions are based on people and corporations donations.

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Mark Zuckerberg Awarded CIA Surveillance Medal

By Soren Dreier, Zen Haven

Well, now it is official. Mark Zuckerberg was not so smart after all, but just fronting for the CIA in one of the biggest Intelligence coups of all times.

But there remains one small problem, the CIA is not supposed to monitor Americans. I guess we will hear more on that soon from the lawyers once the litigation gets cranked up.

Personally I will be more interested in how this is going to effect the stock offering and shares as all Americans should own the entity that has been spying on them.

And then there are the SEC full disclosure regulations and penalties. It’s bonanza time for the lawyers.

Could the loophole the CIA used be that, ‘you aren’t being spied on if you are willingly posting everything a repressive regime would love to have on your Facebook account, with no threats, no family hostages, no dirty movies or photos that could be released?

But enough with the lead in. Let’s take you directly to our source where you can get it straight from the sources mouth, including seeing Zuckerberg getting his award.

Facebook IPO Funds NSA Data Mining Front / Bilderberg Hacks U.S. Elections

Facebook has become a new icon of elite dominance over the web, and increasingly the tech-driven economy as well. Technocrats are busy building stock market credibility via the IPO for their Facebook spy front, while Bilderberg attendees select politicians, steer social movements and spy on the masses to harvest data. Aaron Dykes has a special report on Mark Zuckerberg and his intel ring of social media kingpins and financiers. Bilderberg 2012 is set to convene on Chantilly, Virginia during May 31-June 3. Stayed tuned at Infowars.com for full spectrum coverage of the secretive meeting.

 

 

Facebook Is Run By The CIA – ViD

in his own words…

“FACEBOOK is the SINGLE MOST POWERFUL TOOL FOR POPULATION CONTROL ever created”

Mark Zuckerberg

PLEASE SHARE and WARN your friends who do have a Facebook account.

Editor’s note: CPO does have a Facebook account to spread the word about our blog. We don’t divulge any private info on our Facebook page, but just relay our blog’s posts.