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NSA admits to collect 200 Million text messages per day under Project DISHFIRE
02-01-2014, 05:43 AM
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NSA admits to collect 200 Million text messages per day under Project DISHFIRE
NSA admits to collect 200 Million text messages per day under Project DISHFIRE


by: Swati Khandelwal

After the exposure of various surveillance programs, including PRISM, XKeyscore, MUSCULAR, DROPOUTJEEP in recent revelation, NSA has come up as the only ‘ Government that Actually Listen ’.

Another day and here comes another revelation - According to the The Guardian , National Security Agency (NSA) has collected almost 200 million text messages per day from across the globe and is using them to extract data including location, contact networks and even credit card details.

The two names that come in the limelight are, DISHFIRE that collects “ pretty much everything it can ”and PREFER that conducted automated analysis of the untargeted communications.

The program was designed to collect the text messages automatically from various service providers, to pull the details of financial transactions, roaming charges, delayed flights, missed calls and scheduled alerts, address book contacts, credit cards, bank accounts and visited locations.

Now If I am not wrong the word ‘ Untargeted ’ precisely mean that the NSA is literally just nabbing up whatever it can. The untargeted data collected in a day was apparently so large that it needs to be analyzed automatically.

So the NSA came up with another program called “ PREFER ” as an automated tool to scan the data. The documents describe this data as “ content-derived metadata”, and explains that “such gems are not in current metadata stores and would enhance current analytics ”.

According to the report, British Spy agency GCHQ was given access by the NSA to search the collected " metadata " of “ untargeted and unwarranted ” communication i.e. The information about the text messages was given, but not the actual contents of British citizens.

More than 5 million missed-call alerts, for use in contact-chaining analysis (working out someone's social network from who they contact and when)

Details of 1.6 million border crossings a day, from network roaming alerts

More than 110,000 names, from electronic business cards, which also included the ability to extract and save images

Over 800,000 financial transactions, either through text-to-text payments or linking credit cards to phone users

In the statement to The Guardian, NSA's spokeswoman assured that the information collected was fully accidently and stated:

“ Dishfire is a system that processes and stores lawfully collected SMS data. Because some SMS data of US persons may at times be incidentally collected in NSA's lawful foreign intelligence mission, privacy protections for US persons exist across the entire process concerning the use, handling, retention, and dissemination of SMS data in Dishfire. ”

The revelation comes a day before U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to announce reforms to NSA programs, prompted by disclosures from Snowden.

The President will speak to the issue on Friday. We will post the updates, as available. Stay tuned to #THN.

read full article at source: http://thehackernews.com/2014/01/nsa-adm...-text.html
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04-01-2014, 05:59 PM
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RE: NSA admits to collect 200 Million text messages per day under Project DISHFIRE
The 4th Amendment prohibits search and seizure. Collecting all the emails, irregardless if they were searched or not (read), constitutes "seizure". It is illegal in the United States of America for the government to do that, under the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.

People need to be prosecuted and sent to prison for 50 years, such as Alexander, and Clapper, heads of the NSA.

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09-26-2015, 02:33 AM
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NSA is a threat to freedom. Thank God for Edward Snowden.

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