Is the Government Also Monitoring the CONTENT of Our Phone Calls?
June 6, 2013
Yes, Government Spooks May Be Listening
The Obama administration has been caught spying on the Verizon phone calls of tens of millions of Americans.
But the government has sought to “reassure” us that it is only tracking “metadata” such as the time and place of the calls, and not the actual content of the calls.
That claim is patently absurd.
The American government is in fact collecting and storing virtually every phone call, purchases, email, text message, internet searches, social media communications, health information, employment history, travel and student records, and virtually all other information of every American.
All U.S. intelligence agencies – including the CIA and NSA – are going to spy on Americans’ finances. The IRS will be spying on Americans’ shopping records, travel, social interactions, health records and files from other government investigators.