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The program, which collects information from U.S. money-transfer companies including Western Union, is carried out under the same provision of the Patriot Act that enables the National Security Agency to collect nearly all American phone records, the officials said. Like the NSA program, the mass collection of financial transactions is authorized by a secret national-security court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. - Yahoo Finance
CIA Secretly Storing Vast Amounts of Financial Data About Americans
Just like their Snowden-exposed colleagues at the NSA, the CIA is storing data in bulk that includes personal and financial information about American citizens. According to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, the CIA has built a giant database of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union, including transactions to and from the United States.CIA Creating Vast Database of American's Personal Financial Records: Report | Common Dreams
Claiming the same authority as the NSA does for its bulk collection of domestic internet and phone data, the clandestine Central Intelligence Agency is compiling a "vast database" that includes the personal financial records of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.» CIA Looking at Your Financial Transactions Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
In 2010, the Washington Post, the former crown jewel of Operation Mockingbird, the CIA takeover of corporate media, reported there were at that time 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States working feverishly on the grand ruse that is counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence. According to the Post, the so-called intelligence community, more accurately a monolith rivaling anything created by the former Soviet Union or East Germany’s Stasi combined, in toto includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances.