Monday, April 17, 2006

NARUS Is Big Brother

It's called NARUS and it is the evolution of tracking software, it allows thousands of emails and phonecalls to be monitored for terms like terrorist, bomb, etc. But it goes further it puts them into context, reads between the lines and can determine if the terminology being used is actually a threat or not. An Engineer Blows The Whistle On AT&T

It is being used by the NSA in the US and it is currently reading and monitoring this as you read it. It recognizes no soverignty as it sweeps the net, phone lines and email. It is being used by President Bush to read your blog, emails and monitor your phone calls whether you live in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

It is now being used by repressive regimes to monitor blogs and email in their countries.

It is an invasion of privacy and a violation of Canada's privacy laws according to Technology commentator, and founding member of the TAO collective, Jesse Hirsch in an interview on CBC Live today. Because tghe backbone of the internet is in the US and all our websites and services are routed on that backbone. We have no Internet soveriegnty says Hirsch. And he advocates that Canadian's using email, the web, VOIP, etc. complain to your MP. Here, Here.

 Don't Be Evil: Google fights back against the Orwellian Bush Administration and says 'no' to handing over search data.

The secret Narus spy software at Folsom Street

The venture capital-backed Silicon Valley company Narus has found itself at the center of a legal fight over domestic spying. We're now wondering how its software is being used abroad in places like China and the Middle East.

Narus is based in Mountain View, and makes a network management software.

This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed documents contending Narus' software was plugged into AT&T's network as part of a massive surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency -- to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls and e-mails. President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the NSA project.

Tangled up in spying controversy


Last week, the EFF filed a declaration from former AT&T technician Mark Klein alleging that AT&T assisted the NSA in spying. Klein said he learned that a computer containing Narus' software had been installed in a secret room in the company's Folsom Street office in San Francisco sometime after October 2003 to monitor ``people's e-mail, Web surfing or any other data.''

Narus CEO Greg Oslan said the company's software is designed to allow carriers to monitor all Internet traffic, including Web searches, e-mail content and attachments, and Internet phone calls.
Narus was founded in 1997 and has more than 100 employees around the globe. Some of the world's largest phone and Internet carriers have signed up as Narus customers, including T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Brasil Telecom, Korea Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Saudi Telecom and Shanghai Telecom, according to the company. Narus Helps Countries to Block VoIP

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