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]: Why is this bad?
by Alex Hitech on Fri 7th Jun 2013 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Why is this bad?"
Alex Hitech
Member since:
2005-12-29

I still think that lower crime rates now are much more important than theoretical possibility that some time in a distant future someone in the government will use this power to his own good.

After all, he is also watched, just like anyone else.

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RE[3]: Why is this bad?
by tylerdurden on Fri 7th Jun 2013 18:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Why is this bad?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

LOL, so please give me all your personal info, e-mails, texts, and allow me to listen to your phone conversations. I personally consider my safety more important than your privacy, so you should be OK with that, right?

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RE[4]: Why is this bad?
by Alex Hitech on Fri 7th Jun 2013 19:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Why is this bad?"
Alex Hitech Member since:
2005-12-29

If you are one of the G-men related to the spying on the citizens, you should already have access to all my personal data. If you don't, probably either you don't work for the government or you aren't qualified enough. That's the point of the article, isn't it?

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