The Obama administration has moved forward with a Bush regime program to screen state computer traffic on private-sector networks, including those connecting people to the Internet, The Washington Post revealed.
That project, code-name “Einstein,” is related to the much-larger, ongoing and highly illegal National Security Agency (NSA) communications intercept program known as “Stellar Wind,” disclorure way back in 2005 by The New York Times. Einstein will be tied directly into giant NSA data bases fed by information streamed to the agency by the nation’s telecommunications providers.
Stellar Wind includes several components, one of which is a massive data-mining project run by the agency. The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth.
FK – There is really no expectation of ‘privacy’ in a public space. It’s the abuse of the tech we need laws to prevent.