It is absurd to trust the government, here is why:
ECHELON has been around since 1948 supported by US, UK, Canada, Australia
Individuals in Washington are now engaging in damage control in response to the devastating information leaked by Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs as it becomes increasingly apparent that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied under oath. http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/washington-attempts-to-contain-fallout.html
“The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping”
Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies.
But secrecy around the programs has meant even basic questions are still unanswered. Here’s what we still don’t know:
For reasons detailed below it is obvious the NSA is keeping recordings of the phone calls as well. The storage capacity of that facility in Utah is 1000,000,000 times larger than needed for the meta-data for every phone call by every American since the program started 7 years ago, and already the NSA is building an additional facility in Maryland.
Something else we need to be aware of. During his career as head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover was notorious for keeping is “personal” secret files and was legendary for using those files to blackmail politicians, even Presidents like John F. Kennedy. It was why no President dared replace him as head of the FBI. But those were just paper files, scant traces of personal lives. Now realize the NSA has every phone call you have made for the last 7 years, every email, every text message, every photo, every video, on every single American, including members of Congress and the President. Do you think the NSA is any more moral than the FBI?