NSA collecting phone records of millions – sent to secret Utah Spy Center?

Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

Meanwhile     Hot Air :  Lindsey Graham -Hey I’m glad the NSA is collecting phone records

That’s the eternal rationale for the surveillance state: If you’re not doing anything wrong, you should have no objection. What happens when the definition of “wrong” changes after your information’s been collected? Why would any Republican make this argument right now, when Congress is busy investigating the government’s tax-collection agency for deciding something was “wrong” with the idea of tea partiers applying for nonprofit status?

Actual quote:

“I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.”

Is this where the records are going? To be stored forever? For more see  NSA spy Center holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The EFF wants information because of its current lawsuit against the NSA (i.e. Jewel vs. NSA) that alleges the U.S. government operates an illegal mass domestic surveillance program. Three NSA whistleblowers—including William Binney—agreed to provide evidence that the NSA has been running a domestic spying program since 2001.

Filmed from Redwood Road, you can see the progress of the NSA’s Utah Data Center also called the NSA Spy Center.

Verizon forced to hand over telephone data – full court ruling

The US government is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order. Read the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order. • Read the Verizon court order in full here

 The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing the Justice Department for details of last month’s ruling by a secretive U.S. court that National Security Agency’s domestic spying program violated the U.S. Constitution, Jon Brodkin of arstechnica reports.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that “on at least one occasion” the NSA had violated the Fourth Amendment’s restriction against unreasonable searches and seizures.

15 Responses to “NSA collecting phone records of millions – sent to secret Utah Spy Center?”

  1. DEA spied and collected data on those who bought money-counting machines | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

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  3. LD Jackson Says:

    Very troubling news, even if they are not collecting conversation information. This is not the country I grew up in.


  4. Angel Says:

    terrorists roam our streets but we are the ones under surveillance..sheesh!!!


    • bunkerville Says:

      The news gets grimmer every day angel. I only hope it’s not too late. Still nothing in the news about the above story. Everyone needs to know about the Utah spy center.


  5. Is the Government Also Monitoring the CONTENT of Our Phone Calls? — State of Globe Says:

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  6. bunkerville Says:

    I hope we wake up soon. It may be too late. I started posting on this several years ago. Here is hoping. thanks for the link.


  7. mcnorman Says:

    Room 641A is located in the SBC Communications building at 611 Folsom Street, San Francisco, three floors of which were occupied by AT&T before SBC purchased AT&T. The room was referred to in internal AT&T documents as the SG3 [Study Group 3] Secure Room. It is fed by fiber optic lines from beam splitters installed in fiber optic trunks carrying Internet backbone traffic and, as analyzed by J. Scott Marcus, a former CTO for GTE and a former adviser to the FCC, has access to all Internet traffic that passes through the building, and therefore “the capability to enable surveillance and analysis of internet content on a massive scale, including both overseas and purely domestic traffic.” Former director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, William Binney, has estimated that 10 to 20 such facilities have been installed throughout the nation.

    The room measures about 24 by 48 feet (7.3 by 15 m) and contains several racks of equipment, including a Narus STA 6400, a device designed to intercept and analyze Internet communications at very high speeds.

    The very existence of the room was revealed by a former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, and was the subject of a 2006 class action lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T.[5] Klein claims he was told that similar black rooms are operated at other facilities around the country.

    Room 641A and the controversies surrounding it were subjects of an episode of Frontline, the current affairs documentary program on PBS. It was originally broadcast on May 15, 2007. It was also featured on PBS’s NOW on March 14, 2008. The room was also covered in the PBS NOVA episode “The Spy Factory”.



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