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Submission + - ALL communication is recorded and stored by U.S. Government (guardian.co.uk) 1

davesays writes: CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Carol Costello have interviewed Former FBI Counterterrorisim specialist Tim Clemente. In the interviews he asserts that ALL digital communications are recorded and stored.
CLEMENTE: "No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not."
"All of that stuff" — meaning every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant — "is being captured as we speak". "no digital communication is secure", by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications — meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like — are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is.

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  • He probably misspoke or is incompetent, at least outside his specific job role. That said, I'd like to see them try and monitor encrypted communications. As far as I know, even the FBI hasn't cracked some of the more popular encryption algorithms.

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