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Young (and Old) People: Do Not Be Fooled by Rand Paul

I’m all for…. ….putting the NSA and the CIA back in their cages, ….taking drones out of the hands of presidents, ….spending tax revenues in wiser ways, ….legalizing marijuana (which, btw, Paul is NOT in favor of doing; see here … Continue reading

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Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Eight major companies, led by Google and Microsoft, are calling for tighter controls on surveillance of their customers’ data by governments worldwide. Greg Russak‘s insight: The next time we want to complain about government overreach, … Continue reading

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Keeping the NSA in Perspective

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Programs such as PRISM begin modestly but turn dangerous when left unchecked. Greg Russak‘s insight: "The threat posed by PRISM and other programs is not what has been done with them but rather what could … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?

What makes one whistleblower a hero and another a traitor? Let’s start by asking Obama’s detractors, especially those who ceaselessly characterize the size and overreach of “big government” as a threat to our democracy. How do you see Snowden? Is he … Continue reading

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The NSA’s PRISM internet snooping: By the numbers

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The National Security Agency’s program to mine electronic data from America’s biggest internet companies is mind-boggling in scope. The top-secret effort — code-named PRISM — is reportedly aimed at cross-checking emails and other information exchanged … Continue reading

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Now We’re Angry About Spying?

None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even … Continue reading

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Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts – New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of people inside the U.S. Greg Russak‘s insight: Quick reminder.  See on http://www.nytimes.com

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U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls – NYTimes.com

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirstStarted with W. Still going on. Still think it’s wrong.See on mobile.nytimes.com

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