One thing we won't do in this post is link to or otherwise use classified documents, even if they are in the public domain. Hence, any digging you do is solely on you.
Today's headline on the Drudge Report quotes President Obama as saying: 'Nobody Is Listening to Your Telephone Calls'. The whole quote actually is:
"When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That's not what this program is about."If the President were going to tell the the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, he would have said something like this: 'SOMETHING Is Listening To And Recording ALL Your Digital Communications'.
Now this is a subject we here at POTRBLOG have almost posted about for several years; but it seems sort of pointless as those who know already know; and those that don't know either don't want to know, or are incapable of doing anything about it. The only thing that has made us post about it now is Obama's use of "Clinton speak" ie "I did not sleep with that woman".
Of course, the first thing that the people who don't want to know will say is that it is illegal to record such information. Unfortunately there is a difference between being unconstitutional and being illegal, it shouldn't be that way; but it is. If a machine records all your digital communications but no human ever listens to it; they don't think it is illegal. If a machine finds something that tells a human to listen to it, they can rubber stamp a warrant. If the communication in any way, at any time, crossed the US border they don't even need a warrant.
The second thing the people who don't want to know will say is that it would take too much memory to record all digital communications. What these people don't know or don't mention is that a search of news paper reports will show that every digital text message sent in New York city of Septemeber 11, 2001 is available on line. What that means is that over 12 years ago all ready every digital message was being recorded. Given that fact, the cost of computer memory at that time, and the available amount of computing power back then, it is possible to do a parametric analysis to estimate what is more than possible today. We'll leave that exercise to you.
What we do know is that many of the Federal Job opening posted in the last several years have been for people who specialized in the computational capability to weed through massive amounts of unimportant data to find that data which has value in the near term. However, this situation will not be the case for long.
As computational capability grows and AI's improve, all data will have value as it will give those in power a kind of omniscient and predictive knowledge of their subjects. The corporate world already works to this end for economic reasons. The rise of corporatism (fascism 2.0) melds these capabilities nicely with the security/economic controls of the state. In the end, this will produce a mixture of digital omniscient with totalitarian omnipotence.
Governments desiring this type of capability is nothing new, what is new is that it creates a capability to utterly and completely control the economic behaviors of individuals in a manner that would have previously been considered in the realm of the supernatural, as was foretold in Revelation 13:17
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.So we are not quite there yet, but every foundation has been laid for this to occur without the need for a supernatural input. The technology is nearly there, and the laws are already there.
1 You need the Government's permission to work (e-verify)
2 You need the Government's permission to engage in private commerce (gun laws)
3 Cash is confiscated all the time without any evidence of a crime (drug laws)
4 You can't engage in any business without governmental permission. (regulations and taxes)
5.Your health care is no longer under your control (Obamacare)
Basically the US government can use the Commerce clause to implement every last detail of Revelation 13:17; the only thing they are missing is the insight into to your mind. But you share that insight into your mind every day and every second with every bit of digital communication you create.
Every thing you digitally say (and have ever said) can and will be used against you in a court of law, and Moore's law is making that possible.
So what can you do?
(2) Create digital alter ego's to confuse the AI (not a countermeasure that is easily done).