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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I honestly don't know what to think.
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 7th Jun 2013 21:12 UTC
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What can I say? Welcome to the United Surveillance States of America. This news is mindblowingly disturbing in every way imaginable. With Google Talk being phased out and not too many XMPP services that I've found in the U.S. (out of interest of connection performance), this news has made it that much easier to decide that the XMPP service I choose will probably not be located in the United States.

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