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November 15, 2013, 05:47:51 AM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/us/cia-collecting-data-on-international-money-transfers-officials-say.html

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out of the United States — under the same law that the National Security Agency uses for its huge database of Americans’ phone records, according to current and former government officials.

The C.I.A. financial records program, which the officials said was authorized by provisions in the Patriot Act and overseen by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, offers evidence that the extent of government data collection programs is not fully known and that the national debate over privacy and security may be incomplete.

Some details of the C.I.A. program were not clear. But it was confirmed by several current and former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is classified.


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November 15, 2013, 05:53:11 AM
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and this surprises.....  anyone?

we just need to make bitcoin privacy our top priority.

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November 15, 2013, 04:14:46 PM
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and this surprises.....  anyone?

we just need to make bitcoin privacy our top priority.

Yes. We should create a YifuWallet
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November 15, 2013, 04:17:04 PM
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As well they should, start tracking for terrorist organizations and dissident criminals trying to plan stuff, and making arms purchases, starting shutting criminal assholes down.
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November 15, 2013, 08:15:00 PM
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As well they should, start tracking for terrorist organizations and dissident criminals trying to plan stuff, and making arms purchases, starting shutting criminal assholes down.
Yeah right, so we are all potential terrorists and we should be spied.
And what about our privacy and freedom.
And who still believes in evil terrorist who want to destroy America, who do you think created them? 
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November 18, 2013, 12:31:29 AM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/us/cia-collecting-data-on-international-money-transfers-officials-say.html

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out of the United States — under the same law that the National Security Agency uses for its huge database of Americans’ phone records, according to current and former government officials.

The C.I.A. financial records program, which the officials said was authorized by provisions in the Patriot Act and overseen by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, offers evidence that the extent of government data collection programs is not fully known and that the national debate over privacy and security may be incomplete.

Some details of the C.I.A. program were not clear. But it was confirmed by several current and former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is classified.



Refer to bolded statement above.

Like...

Is there ANYTHING THEY DON'T DO....SECRETLY?

Maybe ordering pizzas for lunch?
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November 18, 2013, 02:23:57 AM
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Is there ANYTHING THEY DON'T DO....SECRETLY?

Maybe ordering pizzas for lunch?

You may have just stumbled upon what the gov will do with the seized DPR coin.
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November 18, 2013, 02:32:58 PM
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Bitcoin user not affected Cheesy
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