Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jun 2013 15:33 UTC
Legal "The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an 'ongoing, daily basis' to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk - regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing." Hey Americans, welcome to the club. And here we were, afraid of Google!
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secret police anyone?
by bnolsen on Thu 6th Jun 2013 18:34 UTC
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Seems the US government is now more interested in protecting itself from its citizens than protecting its own citizens. I wonder when they'll rename the DHS the KGB and be done with it. Way back when I worked on black hat projects the NSA had a strict executive order about not being able to operate within the US. I guess not anymore. So the US secret police now consists of the NSA, IRS and also the DHS, that we know of. Whatever happened to the "limited government" described by the founders?

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