Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
In the News "Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday." Cute, but pointless. France does it too, as does the UK. Documents from the Dutch intelligence agencies indicate that they, too, are involved in mass surveillance, the extent of which will supposedly be investigated by parliament.
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RE: Dutch situation
by Carewolf on Thu 4th Jul 2013 17:59 UTC in reply to "Dutch situation"
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There is a difference between collecting metadata and collecting content. Everybody collects metadata, that is no secret. The big problem is the US collects data as well, for non-US citizens without even a broad secret warrent.

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RE[2]: Dutch situation
by Lennie on Thu 4th Jul 2013 18:15 in reply to "RE: Dutch situation"
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OK, let's have a different example.

The UK/GCHQ listens in on 400 fibre-optic cables. Supposedly they can analyze the content of 41 of them at a time.

If I'm in the Netherlands and visit a Dutch website, that traffic can still be routed through the London Internet Exchange.

The UK also shares it's information with the US, so how can I prevent information being shared with the US ?

Lots of people have a Facebook account, did you know Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft run all the images people upload to their services through a face recognition software and compare it with faces provided by them by US agencies ?

Someone I know can snap a picture and upload "to the cloud" and now I'm checked as well.

I would really like the US not to know anything about me or not be able to find out stuff about me if they target me (even if by accident), but it seems to be pretty much impossible if I lead a normal life.

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