Friday, March 14, 2014

Government Spying on the "Spy".

Hypocrisy runs deep in Congress.
The followup revelations that leaked this week show that our American government is not too sure of it's self anymore . Case in point . CIA spying on US Senators . The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA of secretly removing classified documents from her staff's computers in the middle of an oversight investigation, while another lawmaker said Congress should "declare war" on the spy agency if it's true. I all most laughed , just how low and ridiculous the "spying" has gotten to. Right now I going to thank Edward Snowden for leaking things , OK we did not realize that a government agency like the NSA was wire tapping civilian cell phones , and internet communications without a warrant. Yes, some of the spying I agree is needed to sniff out terrorists alike , but I think our government took much liberty on more spying ,  ease dropping on American's because  since it is also fighting  @cyber-crime. Dianne Feinstein didn’t mean to pick a fight with Edward Snowden when she took to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday to demand that the C.I.A. apologize after they, in her words, “went and searched the committee's computers.” The committee in question is the Senate Intelligence Committee, which Feinstein chairs—and which has been investigating the C.I.A.’s “Detention and Interrogation” (read: torture) program for years.  ***The senior senator from California called Agency’s alleged search and removal of documents from committee drives a “defining moment” in congressional oversight and vows that she’s “not taking it lightly.” But this is hardly the first time Feinstein has thrown a blow: Earlier this year, she accused N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden of “treason” and grilled the N.S.A. for not having been able to prevent the former Booz Allen contractor from disclosing the agency’s unpredicted surveillance programs. It's okay to spy on the American people but when they spy on Feinstein or other Senators she doesn't like it. Have a taste of your own medicine Feinstein, it's about time you realize what the average American people worry about daily, your people snooping on average American's phone calls with no reasoning behind it.As it happened, John Brennan, the director of the C.I.A., was scheduled to appear at the Council on Foreign Relations soon after she spoke. Feinstein had described an “emergency meeting” where she was informed that “without prior notification or approval, C.I.A. personnel had conducted a search—that was John Brennan’s word,” of her staff’s computers. She said that she’d sent him letters with questions and had got no answers. At C.F.R., Andrea Mitchell, of NBC, asked Brennan about Feinstein’s complaints. “As far as the allegations of, you know, C.I.A. hacking into, you know, Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth,” Brennan replied. “We wouldn’t do that. I mean that’s, that’s, that’s—just beyond the scope of reason.” News sources say.  Thankfully the liberal  media is grilling back , Jon Stewart tore into Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday night's "Daily Show," ripping her for what he perceived ashypocrisy in a burgeoning CIA spying scandalBut Stewart took on Feinstein because she has offered full-throated defenses of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. "See she doesn't mind that if our security apparatus might be looking at your stuff, cause your stuff is s—," Stewart said. "But her s— is stuff."Stewart said it was shocking the allegations were not coming from more privacy-focused senators, like Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden or Kentucky Republican Rand Paul. Rather, they came from "Dianne 'so the NSA is looking at your data' Feinstein." The hypocrisy here is f*cking astounding. Ms Feinstein defends the NSA's unfettered spying on telephone and Internet activities of the American people; world leaders (that are our allies); the C.I.A.’s authority over drone strikes and the F.B.I.’s nefarious actions under the Patriot Act. But, she gets completely apoplectic over the fact that the CIA targeted her; her staff and the Senate intel comm. Citing constitutional violations. The Constitution! You know it's that thing that Congress demands to be protected by, but the American people are becoming less and less protected by. 

***What? Since when has the CIA ever been interested in the wrongdoings of any administration? They have more often than not been a tool of those administrations' wrongdoing. @  The irony about the cyber-crime is the fallout from all the spying The Wall Street Journal reported that the Commerce Department announced the decision to transition out of managing domain names and addresses for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The move is planned for September 2015, when the current contract runs out, the Journal added.According to the Journal, the move is considered a response to international backlash that the U.S. faced as a result of the National Security Agency spying scandal. The Washington Post adds that the move is likely to please those critics, but business leaders could be concerned. Back in January, ICANN CEO Fadi ChehadĂ© warned HuffPost Live that the "biggest threat" to innovation on the Internet is a fragmented web."If we cannot find a way to govern the Internet in an equal footing, in an open transparent way this year, we might descend into a fragmented version of the Internet," ChehadĂ© said. "The moment we fragment the Internet it is possible there will be tariffs between borders, there will be rules... it will not be the internet as we know it."

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