NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls – The Washington Post

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls – The Washington Post

Hi Folks,

Been a while, hope you’re following my posts on twitter, drsandyr.

Had to say a few things about this recent revelation.

Are we shocked, really?

As Bruce Schneier, the leading ubergeek  on privacy and  security, says, it’s not surprising that this is being done, unfortunately’,”What’s interesting is that the capability exists to collect 100% of a country’s telephone calls, and the analysis tools are in place to search them.”

Indeed, and how good are these tools or is this disinformation?

Its ironic that when everyone is using free services, telling everyone what they read, watch, etc, that we are surprised by this, time to wake up to the nightmare.


NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls – The Washington Post:

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Well folks dr media here , been tweeting and face booking not blogging but moved to post this .

Nionebother than Vint Cerf from google alerting you to the fact that privacy is “an anomaly”.
If the governebt told you this you’d be thinking in 1984 or Matrix terms , but it’s only Google , well anyone vote for google to make privacy laws?
Google is informing you that if you use google and who doesn’t , forget about your privacy UNLESS you take measures to do something about it , this is real
Reality whether you like it or not, unless we become motivated to insist on protecting our rights through legislation .
Quite serious this issue 

Google’s chief internet evangelist says ‘privacy may actually be an anomaly’

vint cerf (photo credit flickr, Charles Haynes)

Google’s chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. “Privacy may actually be an anomaly,” Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained that privacy wasn’t even guaranteed a few decades ago: he used to live in a small town without home phones where the postmaster saw who everyone was getting mail from. “In a town of 3,000 people there is no privacy. Everybody knows what everybody is doing.”

“It will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve privacy.”

Rather than privacy being an inherent part of society that’s been stripped away by new technology, Cerf says that technology actually created it in the first place. “It’s the industrial revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity,” Cerf said. Cerf warned that he was simplifying his views — “I don’t want you to go away thinking I am that shallow about it” — but overall, he believes “it will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve privacy.”

Though Cerf’s comments may echo concerns over NSA surveillance, he appears to be interested primarily in privacy as it relates to social networks like Facebook. “Our social behavior is also quite damaging with regard to privacy,” Cerf says. He gives an example how a person could be exposed doing something that they wanted to keep secret by being tagged in the background of a stranger’s photo — a photo they never expected to be caught in. “The technology that we use today has far outraced our social intuition, our headlights. … [There’s a] need to develop social conventions that are more respectful of people’s privacy.”

“We are gonna live through situations where some people get embarrassed, some people end up going to jail, some other people have other problems as a consequence of some of these experiences,” 

That gut feeling

This article offers an interesting view of the empirical foundations of the felt sense we have when we feel moved by a presentation or person or idea .
Gendlin researched this idea many years ago and it has been foundational in my work .
Now we have a scientific basis which offers further support for this model.The gut feeling is what lets you know you’re emotionally engaged.


– Drsandyr