NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication

It has been interesting to me that the most frequent question that I have been asked in the aftermath of our, “Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism,” is regarding my description of our cell phones as a government listening device. Even though the information that U.S. surveillance agencies can remotely turn on any cell phone and use it as a listening device for conversations in its vicinity has been available for many years, this is apparently news to many—and news they are reluctant to accept.

As previously posted here and elsewhere, the government is spying on you, using your own cell phone and computer, and their drones, and they are storing every communication indefinitely.

I trust the following will be clear enough for even those most in denial:

According to two former NSA senior agents who have been fired for whistle-blowing,

they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country.

Here’s the video:

Watch NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Do you believe us now?

Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, she is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, former Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Salvation Army of both San Francisco and Alameda County, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
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