Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fundamental change

From The Guardian:

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

Senior politicians reveal that US counter-terrorism efforts have swept up personal data from American citizens for years

NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files reveal

• Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple
• Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007
From Forbes:

NSA's Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners

Remember the gnashing of teeth when it was only foreigners to the US that was being monitored? Remember Obama's speech as a candidate in 2007 when he railed against this law and said it would not bring security?

This is a dragnet program, trolling for information. 

We know this administration is fully capable of using this program to attack political enemies.

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