Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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RE: Why is this bad?
by umccullough on Fri 7th Jun 2013 16:00 UTC in reply to "Why is this bad?"
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Only the criminals will. So be it.

Until the average person is deemed a criminal, at which point the police state has set in.

We already see large corporations lobbying to pass laws that turn pretty much everyone into criminals - why would you expect that not to continue. Now that we have "the technology in place" to prove that people are doing things that are against the law, I think it's just a matter of time before we declare martial law on U.S. citizens and start locking them away in camps.

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