Rand Paul Is Right: NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

I find it hard to believe anyone still trusts that these “top security” people aren’t lying through their teeth every time their lips move. Obama lied. Gen Clapper lied. Nobody is ever held accountable for lying anymore!

Yes, the NSA is recording everything they can get the grubby little mitts onto. I don’t think they keep everything forever, but I’m betting it doesn’t take much to get added to the list of “interesting individuals”. And that list will only grow as more people speak out about the continued abuse of our 5th amendment right to privacy in our homes and our private communications. The Internet is a communication system, and should be treated as such. Hands off without a warrant.

Defenders of the surveillance state have long peddled a blatant falsehood about the NSA’s domestic spying.

Source: Rand Paul Is Right: NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

Microsoft is disgustingly sneaky: Windows 10 isn’t an operating system, it’s an advertising platform

I detest Windows 10. Mac OS doesn’t force ads on me.

Don’t believe what Microsoft tells you — Windows 10 is not an operating system. Oh, sure, it has many features that make it look like an operating system, but in reality it is nothing m…

Source: Microsoft is disgustingly sneaky: Windows 10 isn’t an operating system, it’s an advertising platform

AT&T says its merger with Time Warner is exactly what customers want

No, AT&T (or Comcast or Verizon), “more relevant ads” are not what any consumer ever wanted. Consumer want competition. We want lower prices, faster speeds, more choices of content. We want NO ads, you morons. We already pay you for your services, thank you, we do not like it that you to charge us a second time by forcing us to watch even ads.

AT&T says you’ll love “more relevant” ads, but senators warn of higher prices.

Source: AT&T says its merger with Time Warner is exactly what customers want

Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Ever wonder WHO might be interested in what you say? Most people say they aren’t worried, they aren’t important enough. But what about your job, other people you vaguely know?

The problem really is, they can record your microphone for hours, days, weeks, or months, and store all that data as long as they choose. They can then post-process it every year, if they choose. As technology gets better and better, they’ll be able to pick out more and more information.

Critical infrastructure, media, and scientists targeted by suspected nation-state.

Source: Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets