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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aligatro
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2010-01-28

I read about this Anne Applebaum on wikipedia and it seems she was actually born in US and moved to Poland at some point. I wouldn't read a book written by someone who is has all reasons to be biased on the subject.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

I read about this Anne Applebaum on wikipedia and it seems she was actually born in US and moved to Poland at some point. I wouldn't read a book written by someone who is has all reasons to be biased on the subject.



I thinking it's best to actually read a book before judging it.

Judging a history book based on where an author was born or has lived seems a particularly silly thing to do.

Personally I think her book is an exemplary example of historical writing, but feel free to try to change my mind - after you have read it ;)

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aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

Yea, no thanks. I'll read something written by the person who is more neutral. And person's personal history does matter as it moulds them as they grow up.

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