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[6]: Comment by kwan_e
by RshPL on Thu 1st Aug 2013 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e"
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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!

Isn't that exactly what happens in other situations where guns are allowed? Why do you think self-preservation does not work in those cases? note, I do not own a gun nor do I plan to own one but I would do enjoy freedoms to have one - not realistic in my country unfortunately.

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