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[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by NicePics13 on Thu 1st Aug 2013 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
NicePics13
Member since:
2009-06-08

They like to talk big about how they're the ones to save us from the gubmint, but time and time again show themselves to be cowardly, unless shooting at black hoodlums.

Fixed.

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RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Thu 1st Aug 2013 08:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"They like to talk big about how they're the ones to save us from the gubmint, but time and time again show themselves to be cowardly, unless shooting at black hoodlums.

Fixed.
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Yes, of course.

Because being a hoodlum, unarmed though you may be, means you are deserving to get shot.

Murdering prostitutes is also fine.

In other news, you are now also guilty until proven innocent, because why else would you be a suspect unless you were guilty?

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RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by NicePics13 on Thu 1st Aug 2013 09:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

Because being a hoodlum, unarmed though you may be, means you are deserving to get shot.

You deserve to get shot if you're stupid enough to jump an armed security guard.

Murdering prostitutes is also fine.

Like fine wine?
Society usually frowns upon harmless little things like murder - even when it's done to a prostitute.

In other news, you are now also guilty until proven innocent, because why else would you be a suspect unless you were guilty?

"Nobody's innocent, citizen. We're just here to determine the level of your guilt." - Judge Dre.. I mean.. The NSA

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RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by Soulbender on Thu 1st Aug 2013 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
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2005-08-18

So it's white hoodlums shooting black hoodlums?

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RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by NicePics13 on Thu 1st Aug 2013 09:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way!"

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