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(USA Today)   NSA has "the largest database ever assembled in the world" of your phonecalls   (usatoday.com) divider line 497
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2006-05-11 10:32:00 PM
Pppptthhhh... they need to get a look at my porn database...
 
2006-05-11 10:35:52 PM
This just in:

63% of americans have prince albert in a can
 
2006-05-11 10:44:02 PM
I originally read this line from TFA as: all appropriate members of Congress have been bribed
 
2006-05-11 10:44:57 PM
I thought as a civilization we've already mastered the concept of 0....

/not surprised, can't get past religion either
 
2006-05-11 11:31:03 PM
Put that right next to the world's largest ball of twine.
 
2006-05-11 11:43:15 PM
Considering I can get your phonecall data without a warrant, I'd be amazed that NSA doesn't already have it just out of general principles.
 
2006-05-11 11:47:43 PM
img45.imageshack.us

It's for your own protection.
You should thank the State for doing everything it can to make you safe from foreign agents and terrorists.
 
2006-05-12 12:32:36 AM
Anyone else surprised that the toilet papers of all papers like USA Today is capable of a breaking news story like this?
 
2006-05-12 12:48:00 AM
Why do you people hate America? Questioning the governments tactics is a sure-fire way to let the terrorists win.
 
2006-05-12 12:48:33 AM
NSA has "the largest database ever assembled in the world" of your phonecalls

Still?
 
2006-05-12 12:49:10 AM
cheap_thoughts: Anyone else surprised that the toilet papers of all papers like USA Today is capable of a breaking news story like this?

I think it's scary that to the USA Today, this is breaking news.
 
2006-05-12 12:49:19 AM
Thanks, AT&T for upholding my privacy.

You are so dumped.
 
2006-05-12 12:49:32 AM
so?
 
2006-05-12 12:49:33 AM
oh snap, they probably have a recording of that call I made to 1-800-HOTGRNY back in '02....
 
2006-05-12 12:49:51 AM
OMFG!!! Now they'll know how many times I called in for takeout pizza
Alert the ACLU!
 
2006-05-12 12:50:00 AM
Gosh - a handful of posts and already the con Bushists poopooed yet another one of Bush's lies and Constitutional transgressions.
 
2006-05-12 12:50:15 AM
Pony Express for me.


Possibly carrier pidgeon.
 
2006-05-12 12:50:25 AM
With all of this surveillance shiat going on, why is it so hard to prove/disprove crimes?

assholes.

I used to like America. I still do--the way it once was.
 
2006-05-12 12:50:30 AM
I want to know if it is linked to campaign contribution databases.
 
2006-05-12 12:50:36 AM
The sad part isn't that this happened, it's Bush on TV snidely coming across as if nothing's out of the ordinary, everything's harmless, and nobody should think twice about it.
 
2006-05-12 12:51:00 AM
"Katie98_KT

so?"




qft
 
2006-05-12 12:51:34 AM
They're not just getting our call data--they're BUYING it from willing telcos. (Qwest apparently is holding out.) We're paying for the government to buy our own call records.
 
2006-05-12 12:51:38 AM
I'm waiting for the article about the DoD scanning people's computers. Here's my story. One morning I was going to play a game and I logged into my router, I get an error message saying the router was already being remotely administrated by 140.xxx.xxx.xxx I do an ip lookup and it turns out that the department of defense is in my computer looking around. On the ip lookup page it shows a phone number for the network administrator, I call it thinking I'd get a machine, but I got a live person. After panicking and being paranoid for about 10 minutes I found out this is actually a commmon occurence.
 
2006-05-12 12:51:44 AM
Um, those calls to 1-900-HOT-SEXX were wrong numbers. Every time I called. For three years. Yup, all wrong numbers.
 
2006-05-12 12:52:08 AM
This is like so yesterday.
 
2006-05-12 12:52:16 AM
There are, thank god, several class action lawsuits already in the works.

/Joining the class action against Bellsouth
 
2006-05-12 12:52:22 AM
They must be sick of hearing the words "Where you at?"
 
2006-05-12 12:52:48 AM
We're all terrorists now.

/ so everybody wins!
 
2006-05-12 12:52:55 AM
And what the hell is going on with "campaign contributions"? Why do we still allow that? Even high school reunions are entitled to PSA's. What not the damn presidential office?
 
2006-05-12 12:53:02 AM
Now we find out who has no problem with Big Brother keeping an eye on who they call and when.

Apologist... start your typing!
 
2006-05-12 12:53:04 AM
OMG R U SIRIUS???
 
2006-05-12 12:53:22 AM
She added that all national intelligence activities undertaken by the federal government "are lawful, necessary and required for the pursuit of al-Qaeda and affiliated terrorists."


I want to use this excuse for every illegal thing I do and then call my critics Anti-American(tm).

 
2006-05-12 12:54:09 AM
diplomaticimmunity

The sad part isn't that this happened, it's Bush on TV snidely coming across as if nothing's out of the ordinary, everything's harmless, and nobody should think twice about it.

"Pay no attention to the dictatorship behind the curtain."
 
2006-05-12 12:54:10 AM
For once I'm glad I use Qwest. I hope they continue to hold out against the NSA, but I'm not holding my breath.
 
2006-05-12 12:54:26 AM
This may be connected in some way. (sfw)
 
2006-05-12 12:54:31 AM
US CODE TITLE 18 > PART II > CHAPTER 206 > § 3121

(a) In General.- Except as provided in this section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under section 3123 of this title or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).

* A pen register is an electronic device which records all numbers dialed from a particular phone line.

** A trap and trace device records the originating phone numbers of all incoming calls on a particular phone line.

Yah, they better have a court order....
 
2006-05-12 12:55:38 AM
I can throw a phone further than Russel Crowe.
 
2006-05-12 12:55:48 AM
Eh, that's what you get for making the largest branch of the DoD an unsupervised orgy of money and power. So, we deployed the troops over there so they couldn't fight for the constitution here... that was what the president promised us, wasn't it?
 
2006-05-12 12:56:10 AM
skubwa

There are, thank god, several class action lawsuits already in the works.

/Joining the class action against Bellsouth


Anybody know of any links to the various ones, so I can check if there's already one planned against my carrier?

/never sued anyone in my life
//will sue these unamerican dicks in a heartbeat
 
2006-05-12 12:56:14 AM
Their Cray 5 has nothing on my Balls Two.
 
2006-05-12 12:56:17 AM
erewhon: Considering I can get your phonecall data without a warrant, I'd be amazed that NSA doesn't already have it just out of general principles.

.......do you need fun priviledges to do that, or can anyone who works with the dark arts do that?
 
2006-05-12 12:56:18 AM
Scary tag fights Obvious tag to the death on this one.
 
2006-05-12 12:57:21 AM
"Hello Domino's. Yes, I'd like a a large pepperoni and for the NSA to waste just a little more database space. Thanks."
 
2006-05-12 12:57:22 AM
I could really give a shiat...hell...
 
2006-05-12 12:57:39 AM
MILLS
Okay, here we go. Listen to the books
this guy's been taking out...
(reading list)
Basic Homicide Investigation. Forensic
Toxicology... The Encyclopedia of Modern
Serial Killers...
(looks up, excited)
Of Human Bondage.

SOMERSET
That's not what you think it is.
 
2006-05-12 12:57:50 AM
bbbut, but... it stops terrorists!!
 
2006-05-12 12:57:59 AM
Obvious tag explodes and gets logged in NSA database
 
2006-05-12 12:58:05 AM

I want to use this excuse for every illegal thing I do and then call my critics Anti-American(tm).


Except the Supreme Court ruled long ago that the numbers that you call are not private information. What you say is private but not who you said it to. USA Today is being cafeful to blur the distinction in this story.

My daughter works in a criminal defense attorneys office; this type of information is routinley used in criminal cases.
 
2006-05-12 12:59:57 AM
This certainly deserves a follow up to see how the class action lawsuits go.

/not really surprised given the past actions of the pr3z
//we should be looking out for the gubment- they are the terrorists
 
2006-05-12 01:00:08 AM
conniemac

For once I'm glad I use Qwest. I hope they continue to hold out against the NSA, but I'm not holding my breath.

I am disappointed that they do not cover my area. I would switch to them without hesitation - and in fact, with gusto.

If anyone belongs to their coverage area, please switch. And be sure to tell both them and your old carrier why.

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