So, I wonder if the NSA is really just the research arm of the Socialist Democratic Party. Or is it the data bank for the Obama re election campaign? How else could the they have collected all the data Maxine Waters says they have?

Report: NSA Internet spying program collected half-a-trillion records in 2012

Josh Peterson

Half-a-trillion Internet metadata records were processed in 2012 by one NSA surveillance program alone, The Guardianreported Thursday.
The five-year program, codenamed ShellTrumpet, collected its “one trillionth metadata record” on December 31, 2012. Half of that amount was processed in just 2012 alone.

The metadata — which included email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers and the duration of calls — allow intelligence analysts to learn a great deal about a target, including his or her’s physical location, without even knowing the content of the communications.

Bulk collection of American’s email and phone records under a NSA program that began in October 2011. The program, known as “Stellar Wind,” was authorized to monitor foreign targets’ communications inside of the U.S.

The program was canceled in 2011, ODNI spokesperson Shawn Turner told The Guardian, but evidence from the NSA documents provided by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden suggest that the agency had developed more powerful surveillance tool, including ShellTrumpet.

“Its not clear how much of this collection concerns foreigners’ online records and how much concerns those of Americans. Also unclear is the claimed legal authority for this collection,” reported The Guardian.

ShellTrumpet’s “processing capabilities for performance monitoring,” the publication noted, has been used by “numerous other systems from across the Agency” for tasks such as “direct email tip alerting.”

ShellTrumpet is only one of several NSA programs revealed by Snowden.

The agency is also due to bring online two more programs in September — MoonlightPath and Spinneret — as part of a “joint surveillance collection operation with an unnamed partner agency” that began last fall.

The information revealed in the latest series of reports by The Guardian is consistent with transparency reports from Google and the ACLU, which shows massive increases in phone and Internet surveillance under the first term of the Obama administration.

Waters: Obama Campaign Database Has 'Information About Everything on Every Individual’

June 10, 2013 - 12:48 PM
By Penny Starr

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ( Starr)

( – Earlier this year, in an interview with TV One, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) praised President Barack Obama for putting together a campaign database that "will have information about everything on every individual."

“And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before,” Waters told “Washington Watch” host Roland, referring to Obama’s “Organizing for America,” which was changed from a campaign organization to a 501(c)(4) called Organizing for Action.

Martin had asked her about Obama’s agenda in his last term.

“The inauguration represented the beginning of his second term, but it also represented the countdown to the end of his presidency. And the reality is, like anything else, you better get what you can while he’s there because, look, come 2016, that’s it,” Martin said.

“I don’t know, and I think some people are missing something here,” Waters said.
“The president has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” she added. “That’s going to be very, very powerful.”
Martin asked if Waters if she was referring to “Organizing for America.”

“That’s right, that’s right,” Waters said. “And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”

Waters said the database would also serve future Democratic candidates seeking the presidency.

“He’s been very smart,” Waters said of Obama. “I mean it’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”