Are you aware of the fact that over 30,000 warrants are approved by the Federal judges yearly? The best part is that the people being watched will never know.
According to the our Research Team, these operations have been ongoing for many decades. Thousands of Americans have no idea that their privacy is being invaded.
In fact, the US Congress has no idea how deep this spying goes. They have no idea how widespread this spying has become.
If the US Congress barely has any idea of what is going on, you may be tempted to ask how we know. Fortunately, one Federal judge has had enough and is revealing everything about these warrants.
Magistrate Judges Stephen Smith is unable to keep doing this. He detests the fact that innocent civilians are being spied on without even knowing about it. Then why does he do it? He has no choice. If a warrant makes its way to his desk, he has to approve it. In other words, he is being forced to do it.
Even more interesting is the fact that these are the warrants he knows about. Many are approved without the knowledge and need of a Federal Judges.
Government officials can extract anything they want from the internet, even personal data without even asking you. In fact, you or anyone else wouldn’t even know anything about it.
Do these Cases Ring a Bell?
Most of you are not hearing this for the first time. Chances are that you have heard all of this before.
- Corporate telecommunication giant Verizon finally admitted, in 2007, that they receive over 90,000 requests for personal phone records on a yearly basis.
- In a 2009 headliner in Newsweek, Facebook admitted to receiving anywhere between 10 and 20 requests for sensitive and personal information on a daily basis.
- Even Google allows you to see what other people are searching for. A tool released in 2010 allows people to see how many times a certain phrase or word is being searched for, where it came from, etc.
- Remember the WikiLeaks case in 2010? The US Department of Justice tried to access many Twitter accounts!
So, we all know that this is a prevalent and reoccurring problem. So why has it recently come to light? The degree to which this is now being done is unimaginable. Many of you won’t be able to swallow or even grasp this information.
The Truth Shall Set you Free!
According to Federal Judge Stephen Smith, any court orders pertaining to electronic surveillance and digital spying are never publicized. Even though you know that they exist, they technically, don’t exist. These gag orders, notices and court files are always sealed from the public.
Only the companies and service providers that actually set them loose know about them. If you requested the non-existent warrant, only you would ever know about it. Interestingly, most government officials, even ones in higher places, don’t even know about most of these ‘secret’ warrants.
According to Judges Smith, congress cannot do anything about it because the evidence to support the case doesn’t exist. Laws cannot be changed, as the spying cannot be substantiated. So long as these laws are not changed, these secret warrants will continue to be signed and approved. Until that fateful day comes, the public cannot do anything but sit in the dark and have their privacy invaded.
We are ‘Protecting’ your Privacy
The worst part about this whole problem is that the original law was introduced as a measure to protect the people and their privacy. This law is known as the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. This act put restrictions on the surveillance measures employed by the government. In other words, this law meant that the government couldn’t spy on anyone they wanted to.
However, nobody ever imagined that the internet would become what it is today. In fact, in a 2011 article published in The New York Times, it is stated that the laws governing and binding the internet and its use have become outdated. Email security was likened to secret letters in a cabinet – easily obtained and read.
In a normal society, an investigator has to file for a search warrant before searching the house of the suspect. However, for example, if you email is over 6 months old, investigators don’t need a warrant. Such is the power ECPA grants them. The best part is that this is only a fraction of what they can do.
The ECPA has become so outdated that the government has become an efficient loophole finder. They spend a lot of their time searching for such loopholes so they can spy on you. How else do you think all these warrants are approved without any consequences?
According to Magistrate Judges Stephen Smith, isolating loopholes is literally nothing for the government. They can track who we are calling, where we are going, who we send emails to, what we wrote, when it was sent and even when we send our best friend a text without even trying. It has become that effortless for them. Best of all, it’s all legal! For them anyway.
Hold on! I have Never Done Anything Wrong. I’m no Criminal!
You probably have no idea that you were once a victim in a police case. The fact is that most of these warrants are aimed to catch the bad guys – a worthwhile effort. However, have you ever been accused of something that you have never done? Have you ever been questions for what your neighbor is doing because you talked to him the other day?
The unfortunate fact is that our laws allow the government to trawl through all our personal and sensitive information without getting anyone’s permission. If they anything incriminating, even if it’s unrelated to your neighbor, you are busted!
According to a University of San Francisco School of Law’s professor, Susan Freiwald, if you are caught with any incriminating information, digital or otherwise, you cannot do anything about it, even if it was obtained by illegal means.
Susan further states that it is impossible for the government to stay up to date with all the changes taking place around us. Even Magistrate Judges Stephen Smith agrees saying that his aim is to provide enough evidence on the matter to update the laws.
The Degree of Devastation
It was the lack of evidence that truly agitated Magistrate Judges Stephen Smith. He states that by using various government surveys, and information at hand, he was able to release credible information against this problem. He finally had what he needed to raise his voice.
He states that the number of such warrants, approved by Federal judges, is increasing every year. Soon, nobody will be able to do anything. In fact, this number is larger than all the criminal cases that are filed every year in the United States District courts.
To put it simply, this is one GIGANTIC problem.
According to Judges Smith, this is not what democracy is and we also agree to his statement. Although we aren’t expecting much to happen, we do wish him good luck in his crusade.
The Government doesn’t Really Care
If you look at the stance that major US political parties are taking on the matter, it is evident that nobody cares. The USA Patriot act that former President George W. Bush approved back in 2001 did nothing but make it easier for the government to find loopholes and exploit them.
Even the current Obama administration has done nothing to alleviate this problem. In fact, his administration is following in former President Bush’s steps. His Department of Justice has proposed changes that would technically make it easier for the government to access private information. They even asked for internet wiretaps to become legal!
Most people think that these are great because they help catch the bad guys. After 9/11, that’s what the government has been spoon feeding us. They are great at marketing no?
Even Google admits that the requests for information the company receives are for proper criminal investigations, ones against the ‘bad guys’. It is evident that both our privacy and protection are under threat.
According to Judges Smith, more innocent and law-abiding citizens are caught as compared to criminals. Whether they are right or wrong, the government is spying on you. This is not a random statement but rather a statement from the mouth of a Federal judge.
Your freedom and liberty continues to diminish as the government continues to monitor an increasing number of citizens. Best of all, your online safety is compromised in the process.
This is not new either. 200 years ago, Benjamin Franklin stated that people who give up parts of their liberty to be safer don’t deserve safety or liberty.
Protect Yourself Now with Knowledge
Escapeartist does not want to wait for the government to grow a conscious and start doing what is right. We would rather protect the people now than wait forever for something that may never happen. When your financial independence increases, you will be able to protect yourself more effectively.
We help you do exactly that. We ensure that the government does not dictate the way you live. We let you live the way you want to, without hindering your protection and liberty. We will show you how to protect everything you own –all your assets – so that nobody is ever able to take them from you. In essence, to ensure you are never spied upon or watched.
Overseas wealth diversification is just one technique we will teach you. Best of all, you don’t have to be really rich to afford these services. Just a few thousand dollars is all that is needed to become self-reliant and financially independent.
If you agree with Judge Smith and Escapeartist, why not join us?