The last thing you want is to be left behind when the apocalypse comes.
But if you’ve been following the news lately, you may be worried that your favorite podcast or podcast app is now a target for global government surveillance.
The most recent episode of The Colbert Report is available on YouTube, but it is also available in many other media outlets.
The show has been available since its debut on the Colbert Report on October 10, 2017.
According to a story from The Washington Post, the FBI’s National Security Agency is tracking the show on a large scale, including every download of the show.
“The show’s existence has become the target of government surveillance, as the program’s content is being watched by the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations unit, which uses it to monitor a range of topics including online activity and the location of journalists and foreign correspondents,” the Post said.
It was also reported that the NSA had installed “fusion centers” on more than a dozen of the popular podcast sites, including Google, Apple, and Microsoft.
The Washington Post article claims that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been monitoring the show since its first season aired in 2010.
There are reports that the show’s popularity has declined in recent years.
A report from The Wall Street Journal stated that, in 2019, the number of subscribers to the show was down by 10%.
In 2020, the show lost over 40,000 subscribers and its average viewer watched only four hours a day, according to Nielsen.
In 2017, the company said it would be “shutting down” its YouTube channel and other services if it was not able to pay its bills, as its subscriber base declined from about 2 million to about 2.5 million.
If the NSA wants to monitor The Colbert Show, it could easily target all of the major podcast sites and services that are used to stream the show, like Google, Facebook, and Apple.
Since the show has a massive audience and large following, the agency could use these platforms to monitor the show in real time.
As The Colbert Nation reports, the NSA has been tracking the shows content since at least 2007.
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