OK the name of this Blog "6079 Smith, W." is a reference to Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orewell's classic 1984. The premise is, as you all know, Big Brother is always watching. This from the Washington Post: (emphasis mine)
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.
That is a remarkable figure in an agency that measures annual intake in the trillions of communications. It is all the more striking because the NSA, whose lawful mission is foreign intelligence, is reaching deep inside the machinery of American companies that host hundreds of millions of American-held accounts on American soil.
This is way way way beyond the scope of the initial purpose and intent of the original initiative. What the government is now telling us is that ALL of us are potential enemies of the state and there is nowhere you can hide that we will not find you.
Think about it for just a minute. You are sitting in your house reading this blog and there is someone from the government that knows, not only that you are reading my nefarious blog, but that you may call someone and tell them about it. Your entire web and call history can be crossed referenced and is now public record for anyone in the government to see. And, God forbid, the government doesn’t like your viewing habits and can label you an enemy of the state and sic the IRS on you. I’m telling you guys this is one step away from the night of broken glass.
This is scary stuff folks.