NSA Website Edit: Hoax

  • HottJoe

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    Jul 02, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    http://nsa.gov1.info/data/index.html

    Cut and pasted from NSA web site:

    "Your Data: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear

    "What Data We Collect

    "Every day, people leave a digital trail of electronic breadcrumbs as they go about their daily routine. They go to work using electronic fare cards; drive through intersections with traffic cameras; walk down the street past security cameras; surf the internet; pay for purchases with credit/debit cards; text or call their friends; and on and on.There is no way to predict in advance which crucial piece of data will be the key to revealing a potential plot. The standard operating procedure for the Domestic Surveillance Directorate is to "collect all available information from all available sources all the time, every time, always".For security reasons, it is unrealistic to expect a complete list of information we collect for our national citizen database. In the spirit of openness and transparency however, here is a partial list:

    internet searches
    websites visited
    emails sent and received
    social media activity (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
    blogging activity including posts read, written, and commented on - View our patent
    videos watched and/or uploaded online
    photos viewed and/or uploaded online
    music downloads
    mobile phone GPS-location data
    mobile phone apps downloaded
    phone call records - View our patenttext messages sent and received
    online purchases and auction transactions
    bookstore receipts
    credit card/ debit card transactions
    bank statements
    cable television shows watched and recorded
    commuter toll records
    parking receipts
    electronic bus and subway passes / Smartpasses
    travel itineraries
    border crossings
    surveillance cameras
    medical information including diagnoses and treatments
    prescription drug purchases
    guns and ammunition sales
    educational records
    arrest records
    driver license information

    ..."

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidhttp://nsa.gov1.info/data/index.html

    Cut and pasted from NSA web site:

    "Your Data: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear

    "What Data We Collect

    "Every day, people leave a digital trail of electronic breadcrumbs as they go about their daily routine. They go to work using electronic fare cards; drive through intersections with traffic cameras; walk down the street past security cameras; surf the internet; pay for purchases with credit/debit cards; text or call their friends; and on and on.There is no way to predict in advance which crucial piece of data will be the key to revealing a potential plot. The standard operating procedure for the Domestic Surveillance Directorate is to "collect all available information from all available sources all the time, every time, always".For security reasons, it is unrealistic to expect a complete list of information we collect for our national citizen database. In the spirit of openness and transparency however, here is a partial list:

    internet searches
    websites visited
    emails sent and received
    social media activity (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
    blogging activity including posts read, written, and commented on - View our patent
    videos watched and/or uploaded online
    photos viewed and/or uploaded online
    music downloads
    mobile phone GPS-location data
    mobile phone apps downloaded
    phone call records - View our patenttext messages sent and received
    online purchases and auction transactions
    bookstore receipts
    credit card/ debit card transactions
    bank statements
    cable television shows watched and recorded
    commuter toll records
    parking receipts
    electronic bus and subway passes / Smartpasses
    travel itineraries
    border crossings
    surveillance cameras
    medical information including diagnoses and treatments
    prescription drug purchases
    guns and ammunition sales
    educational records
    arrest records
    driver license information

    ..."



    The site is a hoax. This is NSA's site:
    http://www.nsa.gov/

    They would never get a ".info" site... That being said, it's becoming really clear who the people who value ideas and people who put party over ideas are amongst both the Democrats and Republicans...
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    Jul 02, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    HottJoe said@riddler, Google Utah data center


    I don't doubt that they might actually be doing these things... I was just saying that's not their website.
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    Jul 02, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    OP, Did you intend this as a joke?

    Such an obvious hoax but sadly many will become hysterical as they also believe that "THEY CAN'T PUT ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET THAT AIN'T TRUE."
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    NewMtler saidOP, Did you intend this as a joke?

    Such an obvious hoax but sadly many will become hysterical as they also believe that "THEY CAN'T PUT ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET THAT AIN'T TRUE."

    You guys are right. There are other sources. The data center in Utah is real, but I had the site wrong.icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    HottJoe, BRAVO!

    Your intellectual honesty is refreshing. As soon as you realized you were misled, you corrected the post.

    Most of all, Thanks for setting a good example.
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    Jul 02, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Look at the url in HottJoe's message; nsa1.gov1.info. That's obviously not the NSA's web site.

    Note the urls in the following government sites:

    http://www.nsa.gov/
    http://irs.gov/
    http://whitehouse.gov/