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: History Repeating
by benali72 on Fri 7th Jun 2013 03:58 UTC in reply to "History Repeating"
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The US and the UK make an interesting contrast. Both are democratic societies that have chosen to massively surveil their citizens. But the UK has done so as part of the public party platform of both Labour and then Conservatives, while the US has done it in secrecy without public knowledge, input, or approval.

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