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  •  On The Air Unaware (12+ / 0-)

    How many people have been defacto-legally covertly adopted by a corporation like TRUMAN -  reality shows based on covert government surveillance with access given/licensed/auctioned  to corporations as their  business intelligence focus group channels

    The Truman Show 1998

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    Christof

    We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented, it's as simple as that.

    If his was more than just a vague ambition, if Truman was absolutely determined to discover the truth, there's no way we could prevent him.

    Cue the sun!

    That's our hero shot.

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    Hit him again

    We can't let him die in front of a live audience

    He was born in front of a live audience

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    Truman Clips

    Official seal of the Information Awareness Office -- a U.S. agency which developed technologies for mass surveillance

    Historically, mass surveillance has been used during wartime censorship to control communications of the populace.

    For example, in the United States during the World Wars, every international telegram sent through companies like Western Union was reviewed by the US military.

    After the wars were over, the mass surveillance continued, via programs such as Black Chamber and Shamrock.

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    Project Shamrock

    Project SHAMROCK, considered to be the sister project for Project MINARET, was an espionage exercise, started in August 1945  that involved the accumulation of all telegraphic data entering into or exiting from the United States.

    The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) and its successor NSA were given direct access to daily microfilm copies of all incoming, outgoing, and transiting telegraphs via the Western Union and its associates RCA and ITT.

    NSA did the operational interception, and, if information that would be of interest to other intelligence agencies was found, the material was passed to them.

    "Intercepted messages were disseminated to the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), and the Department of Defense." No court authorized the operation and there were no warrants.

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    Black Chamber

    You stand here now in the footsteps of so many women who would have liked to have been here but didn't get the shot. You have a band of sisters and we're going to change history. ~ Sen. Barbara Mikulski D-MD speaking to Senator Elizabeth Warren

    by anyname on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:11:37 PM PST

    •  Armed Forces Security Agency AFSA (5+ / 0-)
      The National Security Agency's predecessor was the Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA), created on May 20, 1949.

      This organization was originally established within the U.S. Department of Defense under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

      The AFSA was to direct the communications and electronic intelligence activities of the U.S. military intelligence units: the Army Security Agency, the Naval Security Group, and the Air Force Security Service

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      National Security Agency

      You stand here now in the footsteps of so many women who would have liked to have been here but didn't get the shot. You have a band of sisters and we're going to change history. ~ Sen. Barbara Mikulski D-MD speaking to Senator Elizabeth Warren

      by anyname on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:29:09 PM PST

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