My latest from Patriot Update -- S.P.
While the breadth of NSA’s communications-intercept program only recently came to light, a review of federal records and news reports shows that mainstream media largely ignored or overlooked a massive surveillance-system buildup that started to accelerate in 2006.
Indeed, hundreds of millions of dollars since have been poured into the very facility in Hawaii from which Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who exposed the PRISM spying program, had removed classified documents while working as a government contractor.
Read more at PatriotUpdate.com...
EDITOR'S NOTE FROM U.S. TRADE & AID MONITOR: As alluded to in the Patriot Update article, The Peacock Report -- the Monitor's predecessor site -- in 2006 broke the original story on the NSA infrastructure-modernization plan (See: “NSA Seeks to Pour Hundreds of Millions Into Surveillance Infrastructure").
Even a full year after that breaking story, when some media finally began reporting on the project, The Peacock Report raised the question of why so-called news organizations were soft-pedaling the global surveillance issue (See: “Media Miss NSA Angle on Navy ‘Telecom’ Project in Hawaii”).