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 by foreign targets to head off potential threats against the U.S. (Read our helpful primer … More The NSA’s PRISM internet snooping: By the numbers
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 better, where was the outrage from the right when Bush was doing it illegally? It … More Now We’re Angry About Spying?
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
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirstStarted with W. Still going on. Still think it’s wrong.See on mobile.nytimes.com
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 they’re doing now. They stayed silent in the Bush years because it wasn’t in their … More Where Was GOP Outrage Before Benghazi?