Wire-tapping the Internet

“Was ich nicht weiss, macht mich nicht heiss”. Meaning: Put your head in the sand and live happily ever after. Or, wake up and smell the roses. Face Book which had started in 2004 [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook ] as a means to foster social networking among college grads, now turning into the Face Book Combine. The definition of combine not only implies policing and control over citizens, but also AI and robotic means for subjecting citizens to its will.
There is a variety of issues at stake, but all in all over the past years the idea of Face Book as a solely social venue is disappearing. How else to explain the many users who turn away from it, and the many users with sinister motives turning toward it. Propagating their militant views using Face Book and Twitter to also recruit the like-minded.
What else is crawling around those social networks ? Spy organisations making use of FB user data, such as the NSA [ PRISM spy program
NSA National Security Agency
http://www.zdnet.com/article/prism-heres-how-the-nsa-wiretapped-the-internet/
https://www.facebook.com/nsa.prismscannerbot ],
[ http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-06/concise-history-nsas-online-spying-program-prism ], [ https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140630/12101627734/fbi-cia-also-make-use-backdoor-searches-nsa-data-to-access-us-communications-without-warrant.shtml ].
I personally would not post anything on FB anymore that has any personal or private value. Too dangerous. Notwithstanding the fact, that FB in the meantime has shut down most of my functions, because of exposure to the truth.

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Police State

Yesterday listening to several CBC interviews concerning the Edward Snowdon affair [ http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/technology/story/1.2612746 ]. Edward Snowdon [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden ], whistle blower on US spying into ordinary citizens’ private lives.
Spying, must be fun ! Although in fact few care about this any more. We all know that more spying is going on by large Internet conglomerates who control social media and mail service systems. With each e-mail I sent I am expecting that robot programs are going through and extracting certain key data from my mail. In fact, I am testing this theory sometimes. See, what is happening.
My earliest encounter with ‘Police State’ mentality has been during WWII, when the Gestapo was persecuting citizens who were against the regime. We had those buggers also in our home, threatening my mother, who consequently attempted to commit suicide. [Should be noted that during those times the Gestapo made short business with people, their heads got chopped off = guillotine.]
Therefore, this entire affair of spying on citizens, or former CIA/NSA personnel leaking documents to the public, all of which disclosing how the United States has been spying on the ordinary ‘man in the street’, leaves me cold. It strikes me like a comic show. Not so comic was my first run in at Syracuse University with the Police State bureaucracy there: When you return from an evening class and walk in the street on Campus they will stop you and ask what you do and where you go. [Welcome back, Mr. Hitler should I say – not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_Back,_Kotter ] .

After all, those who are spied upon are taxpaying citizens and pay for those who make up the (Police State) government.

NSA, KGB, Stasi – in Germany

Spy activities in Germany. By the NSA. Well, in fact the NSA [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency ] is collecting and monitoring all sorts of intelligence from private and corporate sectors, or from governments – home and foreign – for all sorts of purposes. For cross-purposes there are also the KGB (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности (КГБ)) and Stasi (German’s Staatssicherheit), both old (after WWII and operating during the cold war) entities of which the Stasi is not operational any more. During the 1980s the NSA also uncovered American spy activity perpetrated by their own, for the KGB and the Stasi, in Germany.

[Unter anderem, der Schatz vom Teufelsberg; in der Spiegel Januar 2014.] Teufelsberg, Berlin. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg ] where the NSA had been operational during the 1980s and employed a military analyst who then turned coat and spied for the KGB and for the Stasi.

Was haben wir hier ? eine grosse Aufregung unter den Deutschen ? That among others the NSA operates in Germany, where most Germans – and in particular the government – live under the perception that the United States are a friend of Germany. Looking at it from the other side of the coin, Germany likes to be a friend of the United States of America, after the war – that is WWII. Sounds to me like the story about the dog that gets kicked and then licks his master’s hands.