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The NSA records EVERY cell phone
call in the Bahamas as part of
previously unknown program
revealed by Snowden papers

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/20/2014 8:14:55 AM

The NSA is listening in on every cell phone call made within or to the Bahamas, according to revelations contained with the documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. As part of a program codenamed SOMALGET, the National Security Agency is recording millions of communications in the nation of 370,000 and they´re even able to replay a given conversation for a month after it happens. Bahamian leaders did not authorize the surveillance, the extent of which goes far beyond the metadata spying that´s known to have been down in the U.S. and a slew of other countries.

*Not a posting error. It seems that the Mail reporters sometimes forget to append their names. It´s usually corrected later.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin, 5/20/2014 8:59:42 AM     (No. 9855170)

I feel safer


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Reply 2 - Posted by: QRP, 5/20/2014 9:56:48 AM     (No. 9855243)

Don´t kid yourself, they record EVERY phone call and I am willing to bet they keep them forever. If you ever decide to run for office, or do something that puts you on the radar then they will look at what they have.
Helps explain the Roberts decision on Obamacare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 5/20/2014 10:06:50 AM     (No. 9855262)

NSA records everything. All phone calls, all web traffic, all email are recorded. They record so much data that they can´t even look at it all. This is why they can´t stop events like the Boston bombing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: joew9, 5/20/2014 10:25:17 AM     (No. 9855289)

One continuous cell phone channel 63GB per year.
16kbps/8b/B * 3600seconds/hr * 24hr/day * 365days/yr = 63GB/yr.

Population is about 400k
I am guessing average cell phone talking is about 1% of population. 4k

4000 such continuous channels = 252TB/yr.
They must have a standing order with Tiger Direct for hard drives.

"Hey Rocky, get the door, it´s UPS."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 5/20/2014 10:29:57 AM     (No. 9855298)

If recording every phone call, storing every email and e-file and copying the addresses on every mailed envelope are good enough for stupid Americans, then why should the citizens of the Bahamas, UK and Germany be any different? Doesn´t matter if 99.9% of the calls/emails have nothing to do with terrorism, the NSA has to collect them all just to be sure.

Just wait until the NSA captures the electronic medical records of every American, except, of course, Obama´s. Then the NSA will have complete dossiers on every citizen, from voting history, income, illnesses, investments and home ownership to their personal views on issues. Luckily, most Americans don´t have views on issues other than the Kardashians, increasing taxes on the rich and hoping that everything is free in the future, which makes the NSA´s job easier.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 5/20/2014 11:58:07 AM     (No. 9855408)

NSA just built themselves a billion dollar facility in Utah to store their data. The building has a million square-foot footprint. It uses so much electricity that they´re having trouble bringing it on line.

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