Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As “Social Media”

Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As “Social Media”:

NSA whistleblower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden slammed Facebook in a Saturday tweet following the suspension of Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, over what Facebook says was imporoper use of collected data.

In a nutshell, in 2015 Cambridge Analytica bought data from a University of Cambridge psychology professor, Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, who had developed an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” that vacuumed up loads of information on users and their contacts. After making Kogan and Cambridge Analytica promise to delete the data the app had gathered, Facebook received reports (from sources they would not identify) which claimed that not all the data had been deleted – which led the social media giant to delete Cambridge Analytica and parent company SCL’s accounts. 

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Here’s What the Richest Man In The World Thinks About Snowden And NSA Surveillance

This is, by the way, the same bill Gates that ‘admits vaccines are for depopulation’

Establishment Hero Bill Gates Sold You Out To The NSA, But That’s Not All …

Bill Gates And GMO Cronies Plan $30 Million Seed Vault While Poisoning The Planet

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Is Funding … ‘An Anti-Vaccine Surveillance And Alert System’ … ‘On-Demand Vaccine Delivery Via Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’

Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Spends Over $1.1 Million On ‘Galvanic’ Bracelets To Measure Student Engagement

Untested Polio Vaccines Causing New Wave Of Polio-Like Paralysis Across India

Bill Gates Backs Climate Scientists Lobbying For Large-Scale Geoengineering (Guardian)

Microsoft Buys Eugenics Technology From Merck, Becomes Drug Development Partner With Top Global Vaccine Manufacturer

Bill Gates Funds Technology To Cause Instant Male Infertility

Bill Gates In Global Push To Vaccinate Every Child On The Planet

Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are For Depopulation

Gates Foundation: Funding for a proposal to turn mosquitos into ‘flying syringes’ delivering vaccines

Bill Gates Spends $1 Million On Laser Defence System – To Repel Mosquitoes

 – More Seeds For Doomsday Seed Vault– Investors Behind Doomsday Seed Vault May Provide Clues to Its Purpose (Part 2):

The group of investors includes The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation, and the Government of Norway.

…. and wants you to believe in climate change & global warming to make the people pay even more taxes that will land solely in the pockets of the elitists.

I have no doubt that climate changes are happening all around the planet for many different reasons that are not (or only very rarely) mentioned by the corporate media, but making you pay even more money to the elitists will not have any positive impact on the climate, only a negative impact on your wallet.

And if this criminal of the worst kind is pushing the global warming & climate change agenda, which will mainly be benefitting the banksters, then all of your alarm bells should ring.


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Here’s What the Richest Man in the World Thinks About Snowden and NSA Surveillance (Liberty Blitzkrieg, March 14, 2014):

So Bill Gates recently gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine. The vast majority of the interview focused on his philanthropic efforts, with a particular focus on poverty and climate change. However, several questions were brought up on illegal NSA surveillance in general, and Edward Snowden in particular.

His answers reveal one of the biggest problems facing America today, which is the fact that the billionaire class as a whole does not question or rock the boat whatsoever. They criticize only when it is convenient or easy to do so, never putting themselves at risk for the sake of civil liberties and the Constitution.

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The U.S. Secret State And The Internet: ‘Dirty Secrets’ And ‘Crypto Wars’ From ‘Clipper Chip’ And ECHELON To PRISM

The U.S. Secret State and the Internet: “Dirty Secrets” and “Crypto Wars” from “Clipper Chip” and ECHELON to PRISM (Global Research, Nov 10, 2013):

Back in the 1990s, security researchers and privacy watchdogs were alarmed by government demands that hardware and software firms build “backdoors” into their products, the millions of personal computers and cell phones propelling communication flows along the now-quaint “information superhighway.”

Never mind that the same factory-installed kit that allowed secret state agencies to troll through private communications also served as a discrete portal for criminal gangs to loot your bank account or steal your identity.

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NSA Secretly Monitored Tens Of Millions Of Phone Calls IN FRANCE, Hacked Into Mexican Presidents Email Account

France, Mexico seek answers after ‘shocking’ US spy claims (France 24/AFP, Oct 21, 2013):

France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from the United States following “shocking” new spying allegations leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden.The reports published in French daily Le Monde and German weekly Der Spiegel reveal that the US National Security Agency secretly monitored tens of millions of phone calls in France and hacked into former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s email account.

They come on top of revelations also leaked by Snowden and published in June that the US had a vast, secret programme called PRISM to monitor Internet users.

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Brazil To Host Global Internet Summit In Ongoing Fight Against NSA Surveillance

Brazil to host global internet summit in ongoing fight against NSA surveillance (RT, Oct 10, 2013):

Brazilian leaders have announced they plan to host an international conference on internet governance next year, a declaration that comes after the nation has lobbied without success to change NSA policies used by the US to monitor Brazil.

President Dilma Rousseff, after consulting with Fadi Chehade, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced via Twitter a conference would be held in April.

We have decided that Brazil will host in April 2014 an international summit of government, industry, civil society and academia,” she wrote tweeted Wednesday.

The ongoing leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Brazil has become a favorite target of the National Security Agency since the US intelligence program launched the PRISM electronic surveillance program in 2007. Along with monitoring the online activity of Brazilian citizens, the NSA has quietly kept watch on diplomatic activity and the South American nation’s oil giant Petrobras.

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MI5 Chief: GCHQ Surveillance Plays Vital Role In Fight Against Terrorism

FYI.

Related info:

NSA Chief Admits: ‘Only One Or PERHAPS Two’ Terror Plots Stopped By Spy Program


Sir Andrew Parker mounts strident defence of UK intelligence and denies MI5 seeks ‘all-pervasive security apparatus’


The Snowden files revealed GCHQ, pictured, was harvesting vast quantities of personal information from mobile phones and apps. Photograph: GCHQ/MoD/EPA

MI5 chief: GCHQ surveillance plays vital role in fight against terrorism (Guardian, Oct 9, 2013):

The new head of MI5 launched a robust defence of the techniques used by Britain’s intelligence agencies in his first speech since taking the job and warned they would not be able to sustain current levels of counter-terrorism work without the help of surveillance from GCHQ.

However, Sir Andrew Parker also acknowledged that the growth of the internet, technology and big data was “transforming our society” and that significant choices had to be made about which capabilities were required to track terrorists in this new and different world.

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Why I think The NSA Is Lying

FYI.


Why I think the NSA is lying (Sovereign Man, Sep 6, 2013):

“At what point do we just start calling these guys the Stasi,” asked a friend of mine over coffee today.He was, of course, referring to the latest news out of the Guardian– the same British paper that published Edward Snowden’s original whistleblowing interview.

First the world learning that the NSA’s PRISM program monitors almost ALL Internet traffic, worldwide. Now the Guardian reports that the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ have ‘cracked codes’ across the Internet that were once thought uncrackable.

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Meet General Keith Alexander The Man In Charge Of America’s Secret Cyber Army (In Which ‘Bonesaw’ Makes A Mockery Of PRISM)

Flashback.


Meet The Man In Charge Of America’s Secret Cyber Army (In Which ‘Bonesaw’ Makes A Mockery Of PRISM):

Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles. Tens of thousands of people move through more than 50 buildings—the city has its own post office, fire department, and police force. But as if designed by Kafka, it sits among a forest of trees, surrounded by electrified fences and heavily armed guards, protected by antitank barriers, monitored by sensitive motion detectors, and watched by rotating cameras. To block any telltale electromagnetic signals from escaping, the inner walls of the buildings are wrapped in protective copper shielding and the one-way windows are embedded with a fine copper mesh.

This is the undisputed domain of General Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of power, the number of people under his command, the expanse of his rule, the length of his reign, or the depth of his secrecy. A four-star Army general, his authority extends across three domains: He is director of the world’s largest intelligence service, the National Security Agency; chief of the Central Security Service; and commander of the US Cyber Command. As such, he has his own secret military, presiding over the Navy’s 10th Fleet, the 24th Air Force, and the Second Army.

Schematically, Alexander’s empire consists of the following: virtually every piece in America’s information intelligence arsenal.

 

Washington Post Releases Four New Slides From NSA’s Prism Presentation

Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA’s Prism presentation (Guardian, June 30, 2013):

Newly published top-secret documents detail how NSA interfaces with tech giants such as Google, Apple and Microsoft

The Washington Post has released four previously unpublished slides from the NSA’s PowerPoint presentation on Prism, the top-secret programme that collects data on foreign surveillance targets from the systems of nine participating internet companies.

The newly published top-secret documents, which the newspaper has released with some redactions, give further details of how Prism interfaces with the nine companies, which include such giants as Google, Microsoft and Apple. According to annotations to the slides by the Washington Post, the new material shows how the FBI “deploys government equipment on private company property to retrieve matching information from a participating company, such as Microsoft or Yahoo and pass it without further review to the NSA”.

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Former STASI Lieutenant Colonel On NSA Surveillance: “You Know, For Us, This Would Have Been A Dream Come True”

See also:

German News Magazine DER SPIEGEL On The NSA Spying Scandal: “National Security Is At Stake”



Protestors greeted President Obama when he visited in June. They are upset over the NSA spying.

Memories of Stasi color Germans’ view of U.S. surveillance programs (McClatchy, June 26, 2013):

BERLIN — Wolfgang Schmidt was seated in Berlin’s 1,200-foot-high TV tower, one of the few remaining landmarks left from the former East Germany. Peering out over the city that lived in fear when the communist party ruled it, he pondered the magnitude of domestic spying in the United States under the Obama administration. A smile spread across his face.

“You know, for us, this would have been a dream come true,” he said, recalling the days when he was a lieutenant colonel in the defunct communist country’s secret police, the Stasi.

In those days, his department was limited to tapping 40 phones at a time, he recalled. Decide to spy on a new victim and an old one had to be dropped, because of a lack of equipment. He finds breathtaking the idea that the U.S. government receives daily reports on the cellphone usage of millions of Americans and can monitor the Internet traffic of millions more.

“So much information, on so many people,” he said.

East Germany’s Stasi has long been considered the standard of police state surveillance during the Cold War years, a monitoring regime so vile and so intrusive that agents even noted when their subjects were overheard engaging in sexual intercourse. Against that backdrop, Germans have greeted with disappointment, verging on anger, the news that somewhere in a U.S. government databank are the records of where millions of people were when they made phone calls or what video content they streamed on their computers in the privacy of their homes.

Even Schmidt, 73, who headed one of the more infamous departments in the infamous Stasi, called himself appalled. The dark side to gathering such a broad, seemingly untargeted, amount of information is obvious, he said.

“It is the height of naivete to think that once collected this information won’t be used,” he said. “This is the nature of secret government organizations. The only way to protect the people’s privacy is not to allow the government to collect their information in the first place.”

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