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[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Thu 1st Aug 2013 06:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
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the theatre clearly posted that guns weren't allowed in their theatre. the gunman specifically went out of his way to go to that theatre instead of several closer to his house because of the sign. how long do you need to tolerate someone jumping you, beating you in the face and slamming your head in the concrete before you defend yourself.

Ah, the forever gun nut fantasy. Imagine if all those people in the theatre had a gun, they'd be able to defend themselves against the gunman! (Or maybe they'd end up killing more people by panic shooting in the dark).

If people are constantly jumping you and beating you, maybe your town should be investing in better police forces. Police presence is a better deterrent than a gun, but then, your types tend to vote against any kind of necessary taxes for the upkeep of a police force don't you?

about the same time as the zimmerman shooting a black neighborhood watch guy gunned down a white kid without ever being touched and he got off with self defense.

Please name that incident that happened at the same time as Martin/Zimmerman.

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