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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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Where Was GOP Outrage Before Benghazi?

I find the GOP’s outrage over Benghazi to not only be an insult to everyone who died in the illegal and unjust wars waged by Cheney and Bush, it’s an insult to every thoughtful American who knows full well what … Continue reading

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