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Role of fiber operators in NSA surveillance scandal falls under greater scrutiny

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The New York Times has published further details of an NSA operation that involves spying on the fiberoptic cables running between the data centers of companies such as Google(s goog) and Yahoo(s yhoo). The piece highlights the role played by Level 3, the company that runs such cables for Google and Yahoo. Level 3 has already been identified as one of the telecommunications firms working with the UK’s NSA partner, GCHQ. These fiber connections are crucial to the affair, as they may provide a way for the NSA and GCHQ to effectively tap into major web firms’ systems without their cooperation.

4 Responses to “Role of fiber operators in NSA surveillance scandal falls under greater scrutiny”

  1. The NSA is partnering with state and local police implanting innocent citizens with biochips to enable Uberveillance – thought monitoring. Do people really believe that suddenly we have a rash of mental health issues. I have a biochip implanted in my upper right buttock that you can see, and feel it protruding. Don’t call me a mental patient, I’m not. Since the NSA has elicited the help of state and local police, there are a number of commenters that are here to call people names and keep the truth from coming out until everyone is implanted with one. You’ll never understand the pain and suffering until it happens to you. To never have a private moment again is beyond what people want to believe. If you go to some of the universities, they are doing a lot of the research. The truth is, the biochip is a human carcinogen. Radio signals transfer into electrical signals. This acts as a wireless taser when in your body allowing torture. In addition, they use technology like the audio spotlight by Holosonics to beam sound into your head that those around cannot hear. All the technology is commercially available and can be purchased by anyone. Don’t have a closed mind and don’t think it can’t happen to you. I have been a Christian for 43 years and I have never in my life committed a crime. Besides, the doctors have admitted it to me – you can see and feel it. It’s not rocket science. So the next cop that feels the need to misidentify themselves and call me names, the joke is on you. When enough people are implanted, you will be too! If not, it’s discrimination. Also, the mental health professionals are raking in the money getting paid big bucks to classify people as mental health cases. Before you call names, do some research. Then give an informed opinion. See A Note on Uberveillance by MD Michael or Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence Law & Technology by Springer or Mental Health and Terrorism by Amin Gadit. Go to and search Brandon Raub.

    • I’ve seen guys like you posting in nearly every NSA article.

      Interesting method of discrediting the discussion – act like a schizophrenic with delusions of stalking. You should try visiting some sites run by actual schizophrenics though – your typing is far too well-ordered to pass yourself off as one of them.

      You should bring it up with the others in your group at Fort Meade during your next duty shift. ;)