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: it's modern fascism
by pandronic on Thu 1st Aug 2013 04:59 UTC in reply to "it's modern fascism"
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If uncle sam really is listening to and reading everything we do, he doesn't seem to care much about our illegal activities. the number of crimes hinted at or outright admitted through texting, email, message boards, even facebook would lead me to think we'd hear about more people busted this way. i've never heard of anyone having seemingly private data thrown at them without their knowledge of even being investigated. conjecture i know.

They'd probably act only if the person would try to do something like start a revolution, or if he becomes an important politician or wealthy business man. It's nice to be able to blackmail everybody ... "remember that time when you bragged to your friends on facebook tha you smoked weed 20 years ago? now please contribute to our campaign, or vote a certain way, or stay quiet, etc".

The sociopaths in power are not interested in our well beeing or in real crime prevention. They only want to control everything so they can hold on to their power and add another meaningless zero to their bank accounts.

Edited 2013-08-01 05:02 UTC

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