Multiple Government Agencies Are Keeping Records Of Your Credit Card Transactions

Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse
June 29, 2013

Were you under the impression that your credit card transactions are private?  If so, I am sorry to burst your bubble.  As you will see below, there are actually multiple government agencies that are gathering and storing records of your credit card transactions.  And in turn, those government agencies share that information with other government agencies that want it.  So if you are making a purchase that you don’t want anyone to know about, don’t use a credit card.  This is one of the reasons why the government hates cash so much.  It is just so hard to track.  In this day and age, the federal government seems to be absolutely obsessed with gathering as much information about all of us as it possibly can.  But there is one big problem.

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Smile! FBI scanning driver’s license images

Agreements reveal goal is ‘photo gallery of potential matches’

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The FBI has gained access to driver’s license photos for residents of Nebraska, Illinois, South Carolina, Utah, North Carolina, Delaware, Texas and other states to hunt for suspects in criminal investigations.

In memorandums obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the FBI is authorized to search state databases, which include images and personal information.

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Sheeple Waking Up To NSA Spying: Privacy Search Engines Booming

Google’s denials of involvement with NSA are unbelievable

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
June 20, 2013

Google shares a shady past with the NSA

The NSA PRISM spying scandal has engulfed practically every major online company, and despite blanket denials of involvement from the likes of Google, Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft, alternative privacy oriented internet tools have seen a huge boost in traffic as web users are ditching the giants that apparently aided government snoopers.

As The Guardian revealed a fortnight ago, leaked NSA material claimed that the spy agency has direct access to the servers of nine companies – Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Apple, Skype, PalTalk, YouTube, Facebook and Google.

The consensus from the heads of the tech companies was summed up by the claim that “If they are doing this, they are doing it without our knowledge.”

As a direct result of the revelations, privacy-focused alternatives to the tools most people use to chat, search, and store data online have seen a huge spike in users.

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CIA Says It ‘Wants To Know Everything’

Targets ‘any information we can get our hands on’

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So far, the Central Intelligence Agency largely has remained out of the spotlight of snooping scandals that have touched agencies such at the National Security Agency and the Justice Department.

So far.

It may not stay that way, if Ira Hunt, the agency’s chief technology officer, is right.

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