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JL
- 1963 days ago - secure2.convio.net
A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.



   

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JL A (281)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:38 am
More documents leaked by whistleblower Ed Snowden
The Most Explosive NSA Revelation Yet
The NSA is Tracking Your Every Movement

Today’s release of documents obtained from whistleblower Edward Snowden is by far the most explosive and most damning of any of the material that Mr. Snowden began to release in June of this year.

They reveal the truly outrageous and criminal character of the Pentagon’s spying operations against civilians. And they make it clear, as Congress gets ready to debate the surveillance programs, that any Congressional representative or senator who refuses to take action to end these programs is violating their oath of office to uphold the Constitution.

The new documents show that “the government is tracking people from afar into confidential business meetings or personal visits to medical facilities, hotel rooms, private homes and other traditionally protected spaces” by the NSA gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cell phones users locations, according to the Washington Post article authored by Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani. Gellman was one of the reporters to whom Ed Snowden released NSA documents.

A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.
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This bus, bearing "Thank You Ed Snowden" ads, is currently going through the streets of Washington, D.C.

The new documents expose that the people of the United States, and people throughout the planet, now live under a mass surveillance regime whose scope and scale was unimaginable six months ago.

The Pentagon (the NSA is an agency of the Pentagon) monitors and records the location data every day of hundreds of millions of cell phone users – inside the United States and around the world -- enabling it to track the movements of every person and map all of their relationships and activities. It takes 5 billion phone records per day and feeds them into a vast database and uses the most sophisticated tools to analyze and instantly profile every individual’s activities, communications and relationships.

This mass spying program, called CO-TRAVELER, is incompatible with democracy.

The domination over society by the Pentagon, using a total mass surveillance grid that was created in absolute secret and without the consent of the people, is the negation of democracy, personal freedom and individual privacy.

Millions of people are angry, outraged and unwilling to see democracy be eviscerated by intelligence agencies that act without accountability and in defiance of the First and Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. They are demanding that Congress end the system of mass surveillance.

Edward Snowden is not the criminal here. He told the truth and he still is. He ignited the debate but all of us, acting together, must work for real change. We at the PCJF are using all available avenues including the courts and powerful public advocacy to take this debate to the next level and to demand a dismantling of the Surveillance State. There is no battle that is more critical than this. All of us working together can overcome and end the Surveillance State. We have the power collectively, and we must act now.

Visit ThankYouEdSnowden.org and Tell Congress to End Bulk Surveillance

-- From all of us at the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 3:54 am
Thank you for supporting us on this issue.
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Representative Julia Brownley
 

Autumn S (151)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:12 am
RECIPIENTS
Senator Robert 'Bob' P. Casey Jr.
Senator Pat J. Toomey
Representative Tom A. Marino
 

Christeen A (303)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 4:14 am
N&S
 

Ben O (135)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:09 am
Done. Signing, signing, signing, and signing...
 

Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:10 am
Noted and signed, thanks JL.
 

. (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:35 am
Can't sign, Doesn't recognize Canada
 

Nicole W (646)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:40 am
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Ben L. Cardin
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Representative John P. Sarbanes ~ ty JL
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:46 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:56 am
S&N
 

Kathy B (106)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:17 am
It occurs to me these children have become addicted to their silly game of seeing who can invade our privacy the best. This has little to do with protecting us from terrorists - a hollow threat at best for the vast majority of us.

They would have us live out lives in fear so they can continue to invade our private lives. These children need to have their toys taken away from them.
 

Mary T (356)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:03 am
Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Representative George Miller

thank you JL..stay warm...27 in Richmond
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 10:21 am
Signed-thx JL
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 10:25 am
Signed. Thanks!
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:30 am
Signed. Thanks. The NSA is an equal opportunity snoop on everyone.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:38 am
noted, thanks
 

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:38 pm
signed & noted
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:45 pm
WOULD SOO LOVE to sign this one, cannot- and today our news said on this particular issue(re cellphones) they(NSA) are monitoring ONLY FOREIGNERS , NO US CITIZENS.
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:51 pm
At least I had an opportunity to sign the "Thank you Edward Snowden!We say no to the surveillance state!" campaign!
Thank you, Angelika Roll, for supporting the 'Thank You, Edward Snowden' campaign!
21537 Thank You's so Far
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:53 pm
PLEASE EVERY ONE SIGN THAT ALSO !!
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:59 pm
Signed.
 

Bob P (394)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:18 pm
thanks
 

Christina G (11)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 1:59 pm
too bad this site will not come up on my older computer and browser - why would a site that wants to communicate to all people use fancy do-dads that eliminate those who can not keep upgrading????
i try to get the message to them but on this website i couldn,t even get that far! too bad!
 

Angelene B (148)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 2:20 pm
done
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 2:23 pm
Signed & Noted, thank you
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:00 pm
Signed Angelika's link;

21,538 Thank You's so Far
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:08 pm
Judi! your turn!!
 

Angelika R (143)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:09 pm
unless you've already signed earlier- but that link is easy to overlook, I admit.
 

Sue H (7)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:41 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:51 pm
Messages gladly sent. Noted. Thank you, JL. I feel very strongly about this, and probably sent those messages twice. Thank you to Angelika for the hotlink thanking Ed Snowden...I think I missed signing this before, and was very glad to sign now.
 

John B (185)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 6:03 pm
Thanks JL for the post. Message signed and noted. Thank you Mr. Snowden (signed that one also)!
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 7:14 pm
Noted, signed, emailed & tweeted Thanks.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:35 pm
Michael Kirkby, the petition doesn't recognize Canada, but I bet that the NSA still spies on us. Certainly the CIA was spying on us when Québec elected its first separatist government in 1976. Most countries have a habit of spying extensively on everyone and everything.
 

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:35 am
Sent to all decision makers, for all the good 2 of them will do...
 

S J (124)
Friday December 6, 2013, 5:16 pm
Noted, thanks
 

cynthia l (207)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:43 pm
signed thanks for posting
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:37 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

Gloria H (88)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:27 pm
signed. Can't track me down...I don't have a cell phone!! mo ha ha
Since the powers that be are so interested in snooping, the least they could do is send us some free refrigerator magnets as compensation for being involuntary subjects (suspects). Course, those would probably be itty bitty spy devices activated upon the opening of the refridgerator door. No one would be left behind. Comforting to know, isn't it?
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:03 pm
Signed * Thank You JLA
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:31 pm
for supporting the 'Thank You, Edward Snowden' campaign!
 

Herbert E (10)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:31 am
Could not sign, not us. My idea is, this is a sure way for them to put all signers on their watch list, maybe even reading such "dangerous" texts is enough. I do declare herewith - F*** them.
 

Shirley B (5)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 8:36 am
S&N
 
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