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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Partners in Crime: How NSA & Google Follow You Online

Posted about 1 day ago

Occupy Corporatism
November 19, 2013

Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon stated that Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch (JW) and Freedom Watch (FW) did not have legal standing based on jurisdiction to bring his complaint against the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs such as PRISM.

Leon said: “To me, this is the overarching question, [referring to] this court’s authority or lack thereof to inject itself into this situation.”

In court, Klayman referred to Leon as “the last guard … the last sentry to the tyranny in this country.”

James Gilligan, lawyer for the Department of Justice (DoJ) retorted: “Klayman lacked standing to bring the case because he cannot prove the NSA examined his phone or Internet records. Gilligan also said Leon cannot review the statutory authority granted by Congress under FISA — only the secret courts and the Supreme Court have that power.”

Klayman is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the NSA spy programs and challenging specifically the authorization to collect cellphone and computer data through permission by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
Provided on standing, Klayman stated that a leaked FISC order outlined how his Verizon Wireless clients had their rights violated.

Most recently, Klayman will lead a rally in front of the White House wherein participants will refuse to leave until President Obama reigns his position or is forcibly removed by the military.

Indeed, this “Egyptian-style revolt” was prescribed because “impeachment doesn’t work.”

Klayman asserts that “only a coup can depose Obama.”

Klayman spoke about his plans for overthrowing Obama from the US presidency on a talk radio show.

Klayman declared that a new Declaration of Independence should be issued “because if you read the Declaration of Independence it is exactly identical to the situation we have today.” “We have to rise up. We will succeed in the end but we need to show force.”

While the NSA continues to spy on Americans, Google has agreed to a $17 million settlement to quell customer’s anger over having their privacy violated.

Through DoubleClick adverts, Google was able to track users while claiming that they “work hard to get privacy right . . . and have taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple’s browsers. 
We’re pleased to have worked with the state attorneys general to reach this agreement.”

By planting cookies into user’s computers, Google was about to extract data on search engine entries over 36 states, including the District of Columbia.

Apple’s Safari was utilized as Google circumvented default privacy settings to watch and record keyword searches through lying to their customers.

Mike DeWine, attorney general for Ohio, said: “Consumers’ default privacy settings were circumvented without their knowledge.”

Eric Schneiderman, attorney general for New York explained: “Consumers should be able to know whether there are other eyes surfing the web with them. 

By tracking millions of people without their knowledge, Google violated not only their privacy, but also their trust.”

To save face in these Big Brother times we live in, Yahoo has begun employing encryptions because of the constant hacking by the NSA.

Government surveillance includes interceptions of communications and information exchanges concerning user activity online.

Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer at Yahoo said: “I want to reiterate what we have said in the past: Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency.”

Mayer went on to say : “We’ve worked hard over the years to earn our users’ trust and we fight hard to preserve it. As you know, there have been a number of reports over the last six months about the US government secretly accessing user data without the knowledge of tech companies, including Yahoo.”

Yahoo promised to “encrypt all information that moves between our data centers by the end of Q1 of 2014 . . . [and] offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to/from Yahoo by the end of Q1 2014, work closely with our international Mail partners to ensure that Yahoo co-branded Mail accounts are https-enabled.”