Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Surveillance State Lives

And we live within it.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, the Custodian of Records shall produce to the National Security Agency (NSA) upon service of this Order, and continue production on an ongoing daily basis thereafter for the duration of this Order, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, an electronic copy of the following tangible things: all call detail records or "telephony metadata" created by Verizon for communications
  (i) between the United States and abroad; or
  (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.
This Order does not require Verizon to produce telephony metadata for communications wholly originating and terminating in foreign countries. Telephony metadata includes comprehensive communications routing information,. including but not limited to session identifying information (e.g., originating and terminating telephone number, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number,International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, etc.), trunk identifier, telephone calling card numbers, and time and duration of call. Telephony metadata does not include the substantive content of any communication, as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2510(8), or the name, address, or financial information of a subscriber or customer.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no person shall disclose to any other person that the FBIor NSA has sought or obtained tangible things under this Order, other than to:
  (a) those persons to whom disclosure is necessary to comply with such Order;
  (b) an attorney to obtain legal advice or assistance with respect to the production of things in response to the Order; or
  (c) other persons as permitted by the Director of the FBI or the Director's designee.
A person to whom disclosure is made pursuant to (a), (b), or (c) shall be subject to the nondisclosure requirements applicable to a person to whom an Order is directed in the same manner as such person. Anyone who discloses to a person described in (a), (b), or (c) that the FBI or NSA has sought or obtained tangible things pursuant to this Order shall notify such person of the nondisclosure requirements of this Order.
At the request of the Director of the FBI or the designee of the Director, any person making or intending to make a disclosure under (a) or (c) above shall identify to the Director or such designee the person to whom such disclosure will be made or to whom such disclosure was made prior to the request.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that service of this Order shall be by a method agreed upon by the Custodian of Records of Verizon and the FBI, and if no agreement is reached, service shall be personal.


Anonymous said...


It's time for Democrats to wake the fuck up and stop making excuses for Obama.

All patriotic citizens need to unite in opposition to this administration. Impeach and try him.

I hope they don't murder Greenwald.

Due thanks to Wyden and Udall.

Anonymous said...

I'm training carrier pigeons to evade drones. Would you like to get in on the ground floor of my secure information network?

We the people said...

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore just broke omerta, called Obama's Verizon surveillance obscene.

We still don't know if ATT and other carriers also helped Obama secretly violate the Constitution.

Throws a new perspective on our own surveillance-happy city counsel.

Is this why they meet with corporations in secret?

tobias said...

"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
― George Orwell, 1984