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Posted by on Jun. 2, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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Question: Do you believe that the government should have free access your personal information, phone calls, text messages, and internet activity?

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According to official statements, the National Security Agency (NSA) exists to "collect the information that enables us to defend the nation" and is "detrimental to the national security of the United States". However, many people believe that the agency is more than just a data center and that the American people are trading our privacy for the illusion of a safer country.

The bill allowing the NSA’s controversial bulk data collection expired at 12:01 this morning, after which various politicians have declared this "the most dangerous position United States citizens have been in since 9/11".

What are your thoughts on the NSA and their policies, the citizens' right to privacy, use of filtering for trigger words, and censorship on the internet and in the media?
by on Jun. 2, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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Bess-Schrachta
by Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 12:37 AM
Quoting Bess-Schrachta: Glenn Greenwald: As Bulk NSA Spying Expires, Scare Tactics Can’t Stop "Sea Change" on Surveillance

AMY GOODMAN: The U.S. government’s authority to sweep up millions of Americans’ phone records expired at 12:01 this morning, after the Senate failed to renew the practice exposed by National Security Agency whistleblower Ed Snowden. The move comes after Republican senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked an extension of three controversial measures in the PATRIOT Act during a special Sunday session of the Senate.

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/6/1/glenn_greenwald_as_bulk_nsa_spying

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N.S.A. Compensates for Loss of Surveillance Powers by Logging on to Facebook

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The National Security Agency is compensating for the expiration of its power to collect the American people’s personal information by logging on to Facebook, the agency confirmed on Monday.

The director of the N.S.A., Admiral Michael S. Rogers, said that when parts of the Patriot Act expired at midnight on Sunday, intelligence analysts immediately stopped collecting mountains of phone metadata and started reading billions of Facebook updates instead.

“From a surveillance point of view, the transition has been seamless,” Rogers said.

While the N.S.A. has monitored Facebook in the past, it is now spending twenty-four hours a day sifting through billions of baby pictures, pet videos, and photographs of recently enjoyed food to detect possible threats to the United States.

“Those status updates contain everything we want to know,” Rogers said. “In many cases, a good deal more than we want to know.”

Citing one possible downside of the new surveillance regime, Rogers said that some N.S.A. analysts who now do nothing but monitor Facebook all day report feelings of worthlessness and despair. “I remind them that they’re doing this for America,” he said.

The N.S.A.’s new strategy drew a sharp rebuke from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who told reporters, “I just blocked them.”

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/n-s-a-compensates-for-loss-of-surveillance-powers-by-logging-on-to-facebook

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According to official statements, the National Security Agency (NSA) exists to "collect the information that enables us to defend the nation" and is "detrimental to the national security of the United States". However, many people believe that the agency is more than just a data center and that the American people are trading our privacy for the illusion of a safer country.

The bill allowing the NSA’s controversial bulk data collection expired at 12:01 this morning, after which various politicians have declared this "the most dangerous position United States citizens have been in since 9/11".

What are your thoughts on the NSA and their policies, the citizens' right to privacy, use of filtering for trigger words, and censorship on the internet and in the media?
Bess-Schrachta
by Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 12:38 AM

BUMP!

Bess-Schrachta
by Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 1:03 AM

BUMP!

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