CNN: The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Select Committee On Intelligence said Thursday the government’s top-secret court order to obtain phone records on millions of Americans was “lawful” and Congress had been briefed on the issue. “As far as I know this is the exact three month renewal of what has been the case for the past seven years. This renewal is carried out by the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court under the business records section of the Patriot Act,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the intelligence committee, told reporters in the Senate gallery. “Therefore it is lawful. It has been briefed to Congress.”
The four-page order, which The Guardian published on its website Wednesday, requires Verizon to hand over “originating and terminating” telephone numbers as well as the location, time and duration of the calls in the United States – and demands that the order be kept secret.
Fuckin Feinstein. What the fuck is with this chick? Has she never read the Constitution? Does she not know that a bill can be unconstitutional?
For those that don’t know, the National Security Agency (NSA) demanded that Verizon hand over records of millions and millions of phone calls, and Verizon played ball. According to other reports, a “secret court order” demanded Verizon to do so. What the fuck? A secret court order? Do we have secret courts here in the US? And NSA is the worst of all agencies. A lot of people are scared of Homeland Security. Some of the FBI or the CIA. But let me tell you. NSA is the big boy. NSA’s job is cryptography and intelligence. Their job is so fucking secret it’s actually probly pretty awesome to work there. But you can’t work there if you’ve gotten a freaking speeding ticket. They even classified the number of people working at NSA. It’s a super secret government agency.
Computer nerds like me know that NSA is the author of several popular encryption algorithms used today. But conspiracy theorists like me also say that NSA installed a backdoor in the algorithm that allows them to decrypt any message with a “master key” that only they have. See, in cryptography terms, your password is called a “key”, and an algorithm is a complex series of mathematical operations performed on some plaintext that produces a ciphertext (the encrypted message). To unencrypt, you perform the operations backwards. Depending on the algorithm, one or maybe two keys can decrypt the ciphertext back into plaintext again. The idea is that NSA installed a backdoor in DES, the most popular encryption scheme, and in AES, the newer encryption scheme, that allows them to decrypt any encrypted message regardless of who encrypted it or what key he used to encrypt it. The solution is to use open-source encryption schemes like Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) so that backdoors will be sniffed out and identified.
Fuckin government man. Spying the SHIT out of us. And I told you so. I told you guys so many times that this is going on and if any of you are pathetic enough to read my rants, you probably laughed at me. Well guess what, I fucking told you so. A fuckin atotaso.
Encrypt EVERYTHING you own. Your computer and your cell should always be encrypted. Fight the fucking power. Let’s stop letting our government take control of our entire lives. This is going to end one day like Brave New World. Seriously.