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[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Thu 1st Aug 2013 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
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we're waiting to see if congress actually has the balls and the sense to do their jobs and start heavily defunding the non military part of the government. if they don't do their job we find one of more states with the courage to declare that the federal government has broken and trampled the contract and reissue the declaration of independence with a couple of small changes. then we flock there and get ready for the SHTF. what else can anyone do?

And how will you plan such a coordinated movement?

By email?

By phone?

By post?

By tweet?

And you say gun nuts aren't stupid. The most important part of any conflict is intelligence. The government will know your plan, if you even have one.

And how do you know your fellow gun nuts are actually on your side? Polls seem to show most Americans support the NSA.

This is just another penis waving you gun nuts are so fond of. You guys will fold faster than the Taliban.

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