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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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by bnolsen on Thu 6th Jun 2013 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Manning released information that got good people killed or threatened to be killed. Apparentely it was pretty common for governments in high risk countries (with very radical muslim factions) to cooperate some with the US government in secret. Manning information exposure endangered and destabilized some of these governments. And people's lives were involved. Ratting out people in precarious positions and endangering their lives is very different from disobeying an immoral direct order.

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