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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RE: History Repeating
by umccullough on Thu 6th Jun 2013 21:43 UTC in reply to "History Repeating"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

The government is actively hiding the fact that they're collecting this information.


It's in the name of "National Security"... which basically boils down to, "if our nation found out all the shit we're doing, we'd have a revolution".

At this point, I expect that my government is trying as hard as possible to protect large corporations and financial institutions while raping my civil/constitutional rights, and trying their hardest to keep it a secret while the money is stuffed in their back pockets.

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RE[2]: History Repeating
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Jun 2013 02:54 in reply to "RE: History Repeating"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So, basically, it's a thinly disguised banana republic?

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RE[3]: History Repeating
by Kochise on Fri 7th Jun 2013 06:39 in reply to "RE[2]: History Repeating"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

As much as the F word still being censored in a country that promote freedom of speech as their utter most important amendment. Paradox or hypocrisy ?

Kochise

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