Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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RE[2]: Afraid of Google
by gfg233 on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Afraid of Google"
gfg233
Member since:
2013-06-07

The difference is that the internet service providers are not just providing meta-data but the content as well: emails, photos, videos, file transfers, social network details as a live feed. In my opinion it's far worse than what is being collected by Verizon, the meta-data without the content. Although I doubt any of the companies had too much of a say in things, yet I submit that Twitter's omission is puzzling.

That said I'm not here to argue you with you. The article above is well written and addresses the necessary points, good work.

Edited 2013-06-07 12:03 UTC

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RE[3]: Afraid of Google
by pepa on Fri 7th Jun 2013 20:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Afraid of Google"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

It can't be that hard for people with this kind of access to infrastructure to get each and every tweet even without Twitter's cooperation.

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