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: US Monopoly on Data to End
by WereCatf on Fri 7th Jun 2013 13:14 UTC in reply to "US Monopoly on Data to End"
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This is going to act as a wake up call to governments and populations around the world, the worst thing the government could have hoped for.

No, it won't. There's plenty of cash to fill pockets with and plenty of pockets in need of filling -- a handful of people will voice their dissatisfaction, but that's all it'll amount to.

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China already have it in the pipeline, including their own cloud computing network. Wouldn't be surprising at all if they knew what was going on.

Do you really think Middle Eastern countries are going to put up with this in the long run? No they won't.

Regarding the EU, one can only hope they are not going to put up with their citizens freely being spied on overseas, but perhaps I'm being too optimistic.

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