The NSA is Tracking Cellular Phone Locations Around the World

I’m sure this isn’t going to surprise anybody. On top of reading our e-mails and text messages, listening to our phone calls, and attempting to decrypt our encryption communications the National Security Agency (NSA) has been busy tracking our location using our voluntary tracking device (often mistakenly referred to as a cellular phone):

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

The records feed a vast database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, according to the officials and the documents, which were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. New projects created to analyze that data have provided the intelligence community with what amounts to a mass surveillance tool.

At this point I feel that it’s safe to assume that the NSA has utilized every technology we use in our daily lives to inflict an Orwellian world upon us. It’s obvious that the people in charge of the agency have no conscious whatsoever. Anybody with a conscious would have objected to at least a few of the activities the NSA has been involved in. In fact things are so bad at the NSA that it gave its employees talking points so they could justify their actions to their family members during Thanksgiving.