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Popular moments ago the White House refused to comment on the case of the NSA -- Edwards noted saying the investigation is quote ongoing.
But there are growing concerns today about mr.
snowed in his claims.
About how our government is spying on us and is capable of spying on us.
Noted suggesting that officials at the NSA can wiretap.
Anyone even a guy like him between nine years old working for -- let contractor for three months.
With just a single email address and a laptop listen.
I -- my desk certainly have the authorities to to wiretap anyone.
From you -- your accountant to a federal judge to even the president -- -- had -- personally now.
And then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you've -- permitted.
Every friend you've ever discussed something -- And -- tax you on that basis I absolutely I mean in anybody in positions and access with the tape technical.
Capabilities that I had.
Could you know suck out secrets -- on the open market are rushing if I just wanted to harm the US you know -- but.
You could shut down the the surveillance system the afternoon.
And now -- replace a former deputy director at the end say it's under great to see here.
You think that's true.
Well I can tell you meg -- for a fact that is not true and here's why -- does not allow its people to do those kinds of things as he describes them especially someone in his.
Employee you know his level of employment doing the things that I believe he did.
In terms of his employment history.
-- on the news reports that we've seen there is no way that he would be able to do that from one email address.
To get in and than you know but perpetrated -- -- regiment and to -- database mining.
But what about -- there in what about -- -- it wouldn't allow it but what do you believe that he would have been capable of it you know he wanted to do it illicitly.
If you wanted to do it it was simply there are certain things he could have done but that there is still no way even if you were technically proficient and he may very will be fairly technically proficient.
There is no way he could actually go into an email address and based solely on that email address.
Go out and actually find.
All the data that pertains to an email it to include the internal contents of it and quite frankly.
You know given his position -- there is no way that he would have had access.
To all of the data within that system because the data is segregated within that system and -- nobody has complete access to everything that's there so.
To say the least I think -- -- his statements are over.
Below are overblown OK so but if they want to do it now and now I'll expand this be on the NSA to hackers and the tech -- -- look into these things.
If they want to do it if they get you know your email address or my email address can they tap right into it and as this guy claimed in his interview with the garden.
Literally see your thoughts forming as you type them.
-- -- you real time.
It could take some other techniques to do that a lot of Packers have been able to do things like go into microphones for example -- -- a lot of laptops now have embedded microphones -- -- the -- IPhone or your android is basically a microphone slash radio.
So you can go win.
And actually open those up people have demonstrated the use -- hacker conference -- that techniques where they go hand and actually listen to conversations and also Ambien conversations within a room so let's say bring myself up again.
And I turned it an attorney even turn it off.
It is possibly to possible to remotely true in the cell phone back on and then record -- the conversations that are going on in -- room.
So that is technically part.
Incredible -- you're telling me that -- just sit right here say if they wanted to they could tap into this iPhone.
Even if I have a powered down entirely powered down not just you know silent but powered off and they can use it as a microphone to listen to what I'm saying.
It is possible to do that doesn't mean it is happening but it is certainly possible to do -- for the type of.
So let me let critics question because as I -- -- -- -- that is possible.
Is my dishwasher spying on -- has not.
Yet you -- NN Jones who hit it to you probably don't have very good day you what I would call a Smart dishwasher I'm sure it's very intelligent didn't know -- well Celgene -- work.
-- -- Provide the very the type of dishwasher that that you wouldn't we be talking about is when that is wired to the rest of the -- so if you're talking about a Smartphone.
Kind of like -- -- someone like Bill Gates would have you know he.
He has reportedly -- house that does all kinds of nifty technological things.
But these are all great right now people are getting -- that you can control you know your security system in your weighting system if you're on vacation -- -- -- elect sound.
You can do it from your iPhone turn it down so it's not just -- since and company.
More more people are getting his Smart home technology -- -- Right but the basic thing Megan is that yes you can go to hack into these systems.
And because they're connected to the Internet and because they're connected to your network.
They can go -- and they can manipulate things they can turn off dishwashers turn them on.
The internal alarms systems that can turn them off they -- a break into your house.
Why -- the journey not -- -- my dishwasher but I do care they're listening my conversation to my microwave or my fridge on a dishwasher to south that you telling me that is potentially possible.
If I hook them up to the Internet.
It is if those devices have microphones embedded in them some of them do come with things where they go with voice commands for example.
So in those cases it's technically possible what you could do something.
I like your TV if you connect to like Netflix and if you connect your TV did the Internet.
Does that make your TV of vehicle through which people can spy on you.
Potentially well wait let's put it this way Netflix and others do that right now they determine what kinds of programs you're watching.
And did the did you -- your favorite list is so in big cable systems do the same thing where they go in and they figure out what your preferences are so they know.
You know what you're watching.
Oh I know that's up from eavesdropping on me and my husband saying that -- game at browns you know that's from looking at what we select and what we Tivo.
Our DVR but it's different if you're telling me bad guys can actually.
You know somehow.
Pop in there and listen by the -- -- possible for them to also see me and not my viewers at home.
Only if they have a camera embedded in them if there's a camera embedded in the device or somebody puts a camera in there illicitly yes it is possible to do that.
But that goes into surveillance techniques that are.
-- you know -- The ones that NSA itself would not do but.
I -- there or other entities out there are to include foreign intelligence services that are pretty well practiced at doing things like this so yes it is possible this can happen.
And as long as systems remain un encrypted it is more likely that in the future we'll see these kinds of things.
When I have start encrypting encrypting might refrigerator but I think I came into figured out my email to remind my fridge Cedric an eye opening thank you.
My -- -- thanks for having the --
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