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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Too young
by Janvl on Sat 8th Jun 2013 11:07 UTC
Janvl
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2007-02-20

Hi to all.

The discussion here is funny, americans talking about the ussr was never a highlight.

Now I am dutch and my wife is a former refugee from the czechoslovakian republic. We have compared how our childhood was. You may wonder, it was not that different nor was it bad on both sides.

Politicians be it east or west, rightwing or leftwing are all liars, they practise that for a living. And Thom is right governments will always try to increase their power.

If history has taught us something, then it is that when poor gets poorer and rich gets richer we get a war, revolution or something alike. All other symptoms like PRISM are a part of this pendulum.

We all see it happening but are unable to stop it.
You might ask if the human race is really "developed" or still nothing more than an anthill where the individual does not count.

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