Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jun 2013 15:33 UTC
Legal "The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an 'ongoing, daily basis' to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk - regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing." Hey Americans, welcome to the club. And here we were, afraid of Google!
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Comment by jared_wilkes
by jared_wilkes on Thu 6th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

"And here we were, afraid of Google!"

Jesus, you can't resist kissing Google's ass even in a story that has nothing to do with them.

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RE: Comment by jared_wilkes
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Jun 2013 17:38 in reply to "Comment by jared_wilkes"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Google probably has to do with this story too.

It's the world largest collector of personal data. If Verizon got a visit from the men in black I'm pretty sure Google did too.

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RE[2]: Comment by jared_wilkes
by zima on Tue 11th Jun 2013 18:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by jared_wilkes"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's the world largest collector of personal data.

Wouldn't that be Facebook? (as in really personal)

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RE: Comment by jared_wilkes
by BeamishBoy on Thu 6th Jun 2013 17:39 in reply to "Comment by jared_wilkes"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

"And here we were, afraid of Google!"

Jesus, you can't resist kissing Google's ass even in a story that has nothing to do with them.


What's ironic about your comment is that your first language is probably English. Thom's isn't.

And yet you're the one who managed to read his comment precisely ass-backwards.

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