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    This is what this type of surveillance is designed to do. Looking for terrorists is tiny side show. They track groups. They're looking for activists who are organizing. Then the FBI receives an anonymous tip to look into the organizers activities.
    But this is also private business--hundreds of private firms and consulting groups--supported by loads of government money who have access to all this classified information.
    Snowden is a drop in the bucket.

    Snowden was reputedly taking home $200K which is considerably more than a system admin would normally make $100K is a good salary for a UNIX admin.
    Like many people he is described as a consultant but he really wasn’t. He was an NSA employee who was being paid through a contract with Booze Allen. He was what we used to call a ‘Temp’. But in many government offices they can’t pay a commercial salary for a position so they pay twice to three times as much to hire them as a ‘consultant’.

    So the government won’t pay a commercial rate for employing technical staff and they pay double to hire them through an agency.

    This is so corrupt...the word corruption is inadequate to describe what is going on here.

    -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

    by pat bunny on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 07:33:17 AM PDT

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