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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The Soviet Union murdered tens of millions of it's own citizens,

Like US does with American soldiers in nonsense wars like Vietnam Irak and Afganistan

suppressed all dissenting political activity,

Guantanamo anyone? Or how about the concept of the domino effect that murder many foreign politicians like Salvador Allende

prevented it's citizens from travelling abroad or freely accessing foreign culture

Like traveling to Cuba

It also imposed all of that on many other countries in Europe through the use and threat of military force.

Like still USA does on the rest of the world.

USA is no better or worst than the Soviet Union, all governments act the same, and those who don't will if they face similar circumstances.

I will rather not take a side on this one since is a really complex matter, is not that simply as saying "Oh no the government is reading my tweets".

Hmm, now that I read my own post it looks like I did choose a sideā€¦ interesting, I just became Switzerland.

Edited 2013-06-08 06:09 UTC

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