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[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by Ravyne on Thu 1st Aug 2013 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
Ravyne
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If you think the gun nuts are on the side of the NSA, then you woefully misunderstand either the gun nuts, or the NSA.

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