Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 14:12 UTC
Internet & Networking From The Guardian:

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.

This is not PRISM - but a different system. The slides are damning, as always.

It validates claims made by Edward Snowden, and makes it clear that US government officials have been lying all along. There's no court order required for any of this - in a supposedly modern democracy. Crazy.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by aliquis on Wed 31st Jul 2013 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
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If they were actually "nuts" they'd already be shooting.
The nut part is what explains why they aren't shooting already considering they already got the guns and all ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by vitae on Thu 1st Aug 2013 00:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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Oh but they are shooting, just at the sides of barns, at rabbits, at imaginary black UN helicopters, at drones in Colorado, probably jugs off the porch, and, when feudin', at each other.

They're just not shooting at government troops like they said they would if Obama got re-elected (Mississippi) or like they're always threatening at Tea Party rallies.

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RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by bnolsen on Thu 1st Aug 2013 05:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
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you mean the liberal plants at the tea party rallies. there are bounties out there rewarding people money for actually videoing the activities you claim are happening. the bounties are still outstanding.

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