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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Overly broad laws are a problem
by jgmills on Fri 7th Jun 2013 17:23 UTC
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I thought that there was constitutional protection against overly-broad laws. The problem with such laws is that they can be applied arbitrarily. They might tell us that we have nothing to worry about because they are only targeting another group. If the law is broad enough so that they can choose any group, we have a problem.

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