Edward Snowden did the world a favor by officially blowing the whistle on what I have said has likely been going on for a while - the recording of every phone call, voice message, text message, financial transaction and any other communication in the nation. Even though I said this was probably going on, I was still surprised that this was going on for at least 8 years. Now they got that new data center in Utah, and another in Maryland, which is many times more powerful than anything they have ever had. And I am going to tell you where this is all probably headed. If there is one thing we have learned from this, it is that if they can do it they will do it, so this report is going to show you what the capabilities have GOT TO be right now, and what to expect from the NSA in the future.
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1. Recording of all conversations occurring in cars manufactured after 2004 and sold in the United States via an always on cell connection, built into the engine control computer which is always placed in the passenger compartment where it can hear everything. This was mandated by the Federal government and is a legally required component in all new cars, and it started in the late 90's with GM's Onstar.
2. Recording of all conversations happening in the vicinity of a computer equipped with an Intel CoreVPro processor, or Sandy Bridge processor, even if it is not "online". Intel evidently thought it was a good security choice to have full time cell connectivity built into the heart of every CPU they produce, and I bet you don't know that new Intel laptop you just bought is ALWAYS online, even when turned off. YOU don't get to use that connection though, which leaves the question, WHO DOES?
3. All cell phones have been and will continue to be (this started in 2005) in speech to text mode, where the phone listens to conversations, converts them to text, and loads the text to an NSA server during cell phone tower updates, which happen frequently during the day as part of normal cell operation. In the past, whenever they put full time monitoring on cell phones, the batteries would die in a couple of hours and the phone would always be hot, and people noticed this. To circumvent that, all cell phones were equipped with speech to text software, which though it is not perfect, still gives pretty good "intelligence" about the user without draining the battery at all.
4. Recording of all conversations in the vicinity of computers that have an internet connection even if they have no CoreVPro or Sandy Bridge CPU
5. Video and sound recording of household activities within view of a Samsung SmartTV, any of the new video gaming consoles,
6. Possible now - ALL cell phones which have cameras most likely are, right now, constantly taking a sequence of photos while out in public, and uploading them during cell tower updates to hide battery usage.
People need to realize the importance of what Edward Snowden did. He gave us a fixed reference point for what the NSA was capable of in 2005, and from there we can calculate what they can do NOWMoore's law, and what it means for the NSA
Most everyone knows about Moore's law, which states that computers will double in power once every 18 months as technology advances. Moore was partially right, because in reality, computers ended up doubling in power once every 13 months. But let's just use 18 months as a reference standard anyone could agree on. IF, in 2005, the NSA was able to record and permanently store every phone conversation, video chat, internet record for everyone, every text, every e-mail, and store it forever BACK THEN, let's see how many times that capability just went into that NSA data center in Utah.
2013-2005=8 x 12 = 96 / 18 = 5.3 doublings of processing power since 2005. First doubling will be 1 plus 1, then after that x2. So we have 1+1x2x2x2x2, which equals 32 times the processing power available in 2005. If we take 100 percent, and divide it by 32, we can see how strong, in percent, what they had in 2005 will compare to that new data center in Utah. 100/32 = 3.125% Now, I would like to ask you to appeal to your logic - If they were already permanently recording every phone call, financial transaction, video chat, e-mail, text message, and whatever else with a system that was only a little over 3 percent as powerful as what they just put into Utah, WHAT NEW CAPABILITIES DID THEY JUST GET?
Every vacation picture you take with any Wifi equipped digital camera instantly uploading to an NSA server for permanent storage as possible future evidence? How about every music project you ever worked on with a PC? How about every family video you ever shot, every place your car ever went and everything you said while driving? How about your smart microwave, via your smart meter, sending out all the audio in your house, to corroborate what your cell phone is sending out, to corroborate what your smartTV is sending out, to corroborate what your PC sent out, to corroborate what your land line sent out, to corroborate what your game console sent out and having ALL of those recordings of what went on in your house being permanently stored on the NSA server, just in case the microwave did not hear it clearly? THAT is what 32 times the capability of what they had in 2005 means, and if we learned anything from Edward, it is that If they can do it, they will do it, which is an affirmation of what I have said all along
I got called a wacko by a few when I said ALL phone conversations were being permanently recorded and stored on an NSA server, as well as all texts and e-mails, regardless of who made them and ended up being right, even if I was behind in saying this by 6 or 7 years. Now I am taking that a step farther, and I would like to ask you, do you think I am wrong this time?