Sheeple Waking Up To NSA Spying: Privacy Search Engines Booming
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Google’s denials of involvement with NSA are unbelievable

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    • Sheeple Waking Up To NSA Spying: PrivacySearch Engines BoomingSteve WatsonInfowars.comJune 20, 2013Google’s denials of involvement with NSA are unbelievableThe NSA PRISM spying scandal has engulfed practically every major online company, and despiteblanket denials of involvement from the likes of Google, Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft, alternativeprivacy oriented internet tools have seen a huge boost in traffic as web users are ditching the giants thatapparently aided government snoopers.As The Guardian revealed a fortnight ago, leaked NSA material claimed that the spy agency has directaccess to the servers of nine companies – Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Apple, Skype, PalTalk, YouTube,Facebook and Google.The consensus from the heads of the tech companies was summed up by the claim that “If they aredoing this, they are doing it without our knowledge.”As a direct result of the revelations, privacy-focused alternatives to the tools most people use to chat,search, and store data online have seen a huge spike in users.Search engine DuckDuckGo, for example, which markets itself with the strap lines “Stop Watching us”and “Google tracks you, we don’t”, has seen record traffic in the wake of the scandal.As reported by Search Engine Watch, since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a recordsearch day for DuckDuckGo. Earlier this week, the search engine broke 3 million searches for the firsttime, almost double its pre-PRISM daily search totals.
    • The search engine company says that itrefuses to store personally identifiableinformation on its servers, where asGoogle, Bing and Yahoo do store theinformation for up to 18 months,regardless of whether the user is loggedin to the site or not.“That aspect of our site has been moreattractive to a growing portion of users,”CEO Gabriel Weinberg tells TIME. “Itwas pretty creepy when you think abouthow much the search engine actuallyknows about you because it’s arguablythe most personal set of data that youshare on the Internet.”Weinberg says that in just eight days,DuckDuckGo went from an average of 2million searches to pass 3 millionsearches.Other tools such as Cryptocat, whichencrypts chat messages before they aresent, has seen downloads double in oneweek, while Tor, which facilitatesanonymous surfing, has seen downloadsincrease between 20% and 30% in aweek.In a trend that mirrors traffic to DuckDuckGo, StartPage and Ixquick, two more privacy oriented searchengines owned by the same company, announced that they also surpassed three million daily searchesfor the first time.CEO Robert Beens is sure that the PRISM scandal has spurred web users to reconsider what they aredoing online to protect their privacy.“People are outraged over secret US surveillance programs and they’re looking for safe, effectivesearch alternatives,” Beens said in a statement. “We’re excited at this growth and we welcome ournewest users with open arms.”“Our search traffic has already grown by 75% over last year, and now it’s really exploding,” Beens alsonoted.StartPage and Ixquick market themselves as “the only third-party certified search engines in the worldthat do not record your IP address or track your searches.” StartPage allows users to access Googleresults with privacy, while Ixquick is a meta search engine that provides private search results that donot include Google results.The company also intends to introduce an email platform with strong encryption, later this year. Theproduct is currently in beta testing at“We’re happy to be a safe haven for people seeking shelter from Internet data surveillance and abuse,”says Harvard-trained privacy expert Dr. Katherine Albrecht, who helped develop StartPage and
    • StartMail.Albrecht, a regular guest on the Alex Jonesshow, says “People are fed up with beingspied on, and we’re delighted that nowthey’re finally taking a stand and doingsomething about it.”The company is based in the Netherlands,meaning that it is not beholden to USjurisdiction, and can credibly vow to notadhere to US government surveillance ordata collection programs.The same cannot be said of Google, whichhas a detailed relationship with USintelligence.While Google’s chief legal officer urgedyesterday that the company is not “incahoots with NSA”, we have exhaustivelyhighlighted how Google has an intimate andsecret relationship with the National SecurityAgency, as well as ties to the CIA goingback to the company’s inception.Both Google and the agencies in question have refused to elaborate on the relationship, and theDepartment of Justice has actively worked to keep the information out of the public domain.In addition, Google has repeatedly found itself embroiled in wiretapping and data theft scandals invarious countries relating to its Street View program. Google has also paved the way when it comes totargeted advertising based on monitoring user keywords, and even gathering informationon environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, light, sound, and air composition, using adevice’s sensors. Of course, this means a push toward monitoring everything from the conditionswithin your home to your personal conversations.Google’s conferences nowliterally outline plans to takeover the world. The potentialfor control and informationdomination is clear. Globalistpower cabals such asBilderberg Group desperatelywant in on the action. Addthe NSA into that mix,particularly in the wake ofthe latest revelations, and it isnot surprising that everyonefrom savvy web users tooutright technophobes aredefecting in droves towhatever alternative webtools are available.
    • NSA spy scheme played no role in stoppingterrorists: Senatorspresstv.irJune 20, 2013Two US senators have refuted President Barack Obama’s claimthat the government’s controversial surveillance program hasthwarted terrorist plots.Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall said in a statement onWednesday that the top US officials were wrong in theirassertion that the secret National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance program has disrupted more than 50 terrorist plansto attack the United States.“Saying ‘these programs’ have disrupted ‘dozens of terroristplots’ is misleading if the bulk phone-records collection isactually providing little or no unique value,” said the two senators, who are both members of the SenateIntelligence Committee.The statement contested Obama’s claim that Congressional lawmakers fully knew about the NSAprogram to collect tens of millions of domestic calling records from US phone companies, as well asspy on e-mail and other Internet material from foreign targets.The two senators went on to recommend that government agencies investigating terrorism need simplyobtain “this information directly from phone companies using a regular court order.”“In our judgment, convenience alone does not justify the collection of the personal information of hugenumbers of ordinary Americans if the same or more information can be obtained using less intrusive
    • methods,” the two senators concluded.Despite public outrage, Obama and the Director of US National Intelligence Agency James Clapperdefended the massive surveillance efforts as “legal,” longstanding and well-known to the Congress.The whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed the top-secret US court order allowing the NSA tocollect data on millions of Americans and foreigners.The Obama administration has come under fire for secretly obtaining the phone records of theAssociated Press journalists as well as the emails and phone records of a Fox News Channel reporter.Americans ballistic over NSA ‘dragnet’Bob UnruhWNDJune 20, 2013Dozens of organizations tell Congressthose responsible need to beaccountableDozens of American organizations fromleft to right on the political spectrum aredemanding a halt to the National SecurityAgency’s vast “dragnet” of snooping onAmericans and accountability for thosewho launched the program.The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in anannouncement on its website, said thegroups signed a letter to Congressdemanding a full-scale investigation into the NSA’s surveillance programs, “an end to illegal spying”and transparency.“It’s been less than two weeks since the first NSA revelations were published in the Guardian, and it’sclear the American people want Congress to act,” EFF said.The organization said the first step to publicly account for all of the NSA’s surveillance capabilities isto organize an independent investigation, similar to the Church Committee in the 1970s.“This type of public process will ensure the American people are informed, once and for all, aboutgovernment surveillance conducted in their name,” EFF said.The NSA has been under fire since a whistleblower, Edward Snowden, released documents showingthat it was collecting data on cell phone records and other details on millions of Americans.The controversy erupted just as the Internal Revenue Service was under fire for a program that targetedconservative organizations with probably illegal treatment and the FBI was found to be accessing thetelephone records of journalists.All that was on top of the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals that remain unexplained by theObama administration.The groups, with a wide range of priorities and interests, also have created a website called “Stop
    • Watching Us” to collect signatures for the letter.The website has gathered nearly a quarter of a million signatures in a week.“The campaign has called for a number of specific legal reforms in addition to callingfor an investigation, including reform to the controversial Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, whichwas cited in the shockingly broad FISA order that demanded Verizon hand the NSA phone records dataon millions of its U.S. customers,” said EFF.“The groups also call on Congress to reform the FISAAmendments Act, the unconstitutional law thatallows, nearly without restriction, the government to conduct mass surveillance on communicationsgoing into and out of the United States.”From the letter to Congress:As reported, the U.S. government is extracting audio, video, photographs, emails, documents, andconnection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time. As aresult, the contents of communications of people both abroad and in the U.S. can be swept inwithout any suspicion of crime or association with a terrorist organization.Leaked reports also published by the Guardian and confirmed by the administration reveal thatthe NSA is also abusing a controversial section of the PATRIOT Act to collect the call records ofmillions of Verizon customers. The data collected by the NSA includes every call made, the timeof the call, the duration of the call, and other ‘identifying information’ for millions of Verizoncustomers, including entirely domestic calls, regardless of whether those customers have everbeen suspected of a crime. The Wall Street Journal has reported that other major carriers,including AT&T and Sprint, are subject to similar secret orders.This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values offreedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the
    • U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens’ right to speak and associate anonymously, guard againstunreasonable searches and seizures, and protect their right to privacy. The letter asks Congress forreform of the Patriot Act “to make clear that blanket surveillance … of any person residing in theU.S. is prohibited by law.” Also sought is a committee to investigate and tell the public the extentof the Obama spying efforts and accountability for those who are responsible. Among thesignatories are American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, Americans forLimited Government, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, BoingBoing, Center for Democracy andTechnology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Constitutional Alliance, the EFF, Firedoglake,FreedomWorks, Government Accountability Project, Green Party of the United States, NationalAssociation of Criminal Defense Lawyers, People for the American Way, Taxpayers ProtectionAlliance and Tenth Amendment Center.NSA Chief Testifies On Capitol Hill - Says NSA Lacks "Authority" To Listen In On Calls - ChiefLie? VIDEO BELOW Greenwald: Snowden Wants To Speaks Directly To The Public VIDEO BELOW Rand Paul on Fox & Friends with Brian Kilmeade - 6/19/13 VIDEO BELOW