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[9]: Comment by kwan_e
by NicePics13 on Thu 1st Aug 2013 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kwan_e"
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Puh-lease, the dumb kid didn't deserve to be killed by an overzealous rent-a-cop. Two fucking idiots there.
But this whole thing would've been a footnote in your local paper if not for the oh-so-juicy racial angle. And we are all taking the bait.

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