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 Thu 1st Aug 2013 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
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You should realise that in 21st century, guns are only effective to civilians. They are quite primitive compared to those modern weapons that governments hold.

Which is my point. They like to talk big about how they're the ones to save us from the gubmint, but time and time again show themselves to be cowardly, unless shooting at black teenagers.

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