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 Morgan on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
Morgan
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Sorry, but the polls suggest that most Americans support the NSA.


You keep saying that, but you don't cite anything to back it up. A quick search for "NSA spying poll" on startpage.com (anonymizes the search so it's not affected by what I've searched for before) shows polls with mostly anti-spying sentiment. A few examples:

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/25-12

http://www.policymic.com/articles/53767/nsa-surveillance-scandal-th...

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/multiple-new-polls-show-americ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/12/poll-rep...

The one poll that lines up with your statement was done by MSNBC and was immediately and widely panned.

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