NSA spying program is a media sham. The surveillance data released by Edward Snowden is low-level data that most people who pay attention to technological ability already knew. Heads of state throughout the world either suspected or knew that NSA was collecting their internet and phone records for many years now. Most of them did not put anything to incriminating on the internet or revealing in their phone calls. NSA used Mr. Snowden as a narrative to detract and redirect us from what they are really doing.
What most of the world does not know is that NSA collects much more personal data about us than anyone can imagine, and uses this data to construct personal profiles of human conduct. For example, NSA computers use a number of audio and syntax lie detector programs to detect deceit and emotional cognition. They track individual movement through cell phones, laptops, and a host of other public tracking techniques to monitor individual activities. They monitor our detailed finances, buying habits, internet activities, medical records, public records, voting disposition, and all our media exposure through cable box feedback and other news/media outlets such as this platform. NSA even records your facial motor expressions. NSA satellites have technology that can see and hear you through walls.
They correlate this collective data using complex algorithms that can meticulously predict our moment-to-moment behaviors. NSA computers often know more about you, than you do yourself. This data is cross-networked to an extent that there is little that NSA does not know about you. NSA and their co-conspirators spent more than a Trillion dollars over the last ten years to build up their capabilities and surveillance programs.
Punch your name into their system, and they know everything there is to know about you, and a good deal about your future activities. This is vastly more data than our government needs to identify alleged terrorist activities. Something else is going on.
The question is what; why is NSA collecting so much data about us, and the world? What purpose does this data serve? Who has access to it? I suspect that the answers to these questions will scare the hell out of us...
Sincerely, Mark Maloney