Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jan 2014 23:38 UTC
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President Obama announced on Friday that he will place new limits on intelligence agencies' bulk collection of phone call records. But he rejected some other recommendations to rein in surveillance made by a panel of outside advisers.

The NYT lists the changes. It's insubstantial.

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Spying on its own people
by cmost on Sat 18th Jan 2014 15:21 UTC
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The United States in its arrogance as a world superpower is not only spying on everyone else, but its own people and for no other reason that it simply can. Incredibly, most people who are poled simply shrug this off and go back to their idiot television programming thinking "who cares because I have nothing to hide." I have to wonder what it will take to get the public outraged enough to do something drastic. Maybe if the police start showing up at peoples' homes and search without warrants (or with a sealed warrant signed in secret by an unnamed judge) that will do the trick.

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