Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 14:12 UTC
Internet & Networking From The Guardian:

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.

This is not PRISM - but a different system. The slides are damning, as always.

It validates claims made by Edward Snowden, and makes it clear that US government officials have been lying all along. There's no court order required for any of this - in a supposedly modern democracy. Crazy.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
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I think it's more that they traded their nuts for guns, and now when the government is attacking them in a non-physical way, they don't have the balls for it.

They're probably on the side of the NSA, actually, which means the US has well armed militia potentially fighting on the side of the government.

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