Because freedom can't protect itself
Google and Facebook are flat-out lying about the depth to which the NSA is "hard-wired" into their infrastructure.
Want the REAL story about what the NSA is doing with your life and communications, read Freedom on the Rocks - Federal Tyranny versus Terrorism:
I have reported illegal surveillance of this nature to the ACLU since 2007. They have repeatedly IGNORED my pleas for help to escape the intrusioon. Ask your Philadelphia office how many people interviewed me regarding my request for help. I begged and pleaded. They say they didn;t have the staff in Philly. They destroyed my life over 8 years. 18 judges denied m,yu rights and violated jurisdiction and the law to destroy every aspect of my life. I didn;t commit suicide though. and they have not yet relented. www.work2bdone.com/live
Officer Google says "Tell the government".
How do I set up a Microsoft Web Outlook account to view the documents in the link?
Quick question: how can the president claim that no one looks at our emails , when you need to look at the content of these emails in order to establish whether the exceptions for preservation or deletion of the data apply?
So, NSA can keep the data indefinitely, until they "positively" verify that no exception applies, and in order to do so they must first look at the content of our electronic communications. Thus, looking at the content is a prerequisite for deleting our personal data from their databases. This is ridiculous!
Outstanding. I watched a lecture by whistleblower Binney given at MIT last year who was followed up with some comments given by an ACLU representative. Her comments were mildly disturbing in that she blew off the concern over a "big brother" surveillance state instead focusing on the threat of someone at the DMV gaining access to your info. I was alarmed by her dismisive tone regarding the more obvious and immediate threat. I sincerely hope that the ACLU remains true to principle and does not fall victim to internal partisans or establishment pressure.
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Snowden is a patriot whistle blower.hunt down the traitors who implemented this policy and prosicute them for treason and electronically quartering soldiers during peace time. death is to good for those traitors. god bless and protect this patriot.
Then why don't you act? File a lawsuit against the NSA for violation the 4th amendment and infringing upon the rights of all Americans. Ask for a restraining order at minimum to prevent further illegal eavesdropping, and ask that a special prosecutor be assigned to fully investigate the President's role in all of this.
What happened to the 4th Amendment? Why no class action lawsuit? Are we on the road to a totalitarian state? And what's up with Dianne Feinstein? She used to be OK but now has completely lost it.
Are there any more protests going on about this? Does anyone know who organized the one on the fourth? I would love to have a lot more protests! With Bradley Manning on trial, Michael Hastings dead, and Snowden trying desperately to alert us, we need to act and act now!
VIOLATION OF FORTH AMMENDMENT. WHY ISNT ACLU DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS.
The NSA surveillance on US citizens has to be stopped no matter what it takes to do it...legal action, etc. Otherwise, what used to be a free country will be lost forever! Our national anthem ends with the words "land of the free"...such is no longer the case!
It's well known that money makes us independent. But what to do when someone has no cash? The one way is to get the loan and sba loan.
We really need to do something about this down slide of American Surveillance state. It will erode away all the good will that we as a country have enjoyed.
The NSA, and others, have built huge "Guilt by Association" databases.
Its unfortunate that this allows almost anyone to become a target suspect in "secret" criminal investigations which are then used to justify secret court orders for more intrusive police actions. I fear that too many of us will increasingly be swept into secret cyber-security dragnets phishing for "suspects". This excposes literally everyone to being easily and selectively being blacklisted by the secret rules of these agencies. And this information can be shared with foreign governments and others without our knowledge or US Constitutional protections.
And similar electronic collection archives are also being establisted by state and local governments, and too many corporations, mostly without our knowledge or informed consent.
It is time for the US Constitution to be updated to broaden the electronic privacy protections for all US citizens. Its almost impossible for a citizens to defend themselves against electronic accusers using these massive, classified secret information databases.
Please reverse your stand and pull your legislation that would entrench the current NSA spying programs and give them explicit Congressional authorization to continue.
The legislation would, for the first time in history, explicitly and intentionally authorize dragnet domestic spying programs targeting every day Americans.
You should support instead the USA Freedom Act, by Rep James Sensenbrenner and Senator Patrick Leahy of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. This bill has already picked up over 100 bipartisan members of Congress as cosponsors. Unlike your bill, the USA Freedom Act would start to rein in the NSA's dragnet surveillance programs by banning the suspicionless collection of Americans' phone calls. It would also amend the Patriot Act so that it could not be used for bulk collection of other forms of communications data under other abused authorities, like national security letters and pen registers.
No matter how you cut it, your bill is a big step backwards for privacy, and the USA Freedom Act is an incredibly important step forward. To be clear, Congress will not be choosing between two reform proposals that differ only in degree. It will be choosing, instead, between one bill that allows the government to engage in indiscriminate surveillance of its citizens and another that subjects government surveillance to the common-sense limits that are required by the Constitution and fundamental in any democratic society. If you think the government's actions are beyond the pale now, wait until you see what it does with something like the your bill and a congressional stamp of approval for its past overreach. NSA's spying on Chancelor Merkel is a glaring example.
Americans have the right to be left alone unless suspected of wrongdoing. Rep Sensenbrenner and Senator Leahy understand this simple and revered American ideal; you appaently don't. There's only one way forward that will protect privacy: the USA Freedom Act, and Congress needs to act on it immediately.
Foster City, CA
I believe I have been spied on and mistreated at a hospital ER. I have been psychologically traumatized. It's a long story and would sound crazy. Is there any forum where I could share something like that?
I have been followed by a bunch of greedy trolls planted by the government. They listen to my private conversation in a car on the way to a job. At the job they told the manager to tell me "don't talk about the other employees". This "spy: was shaking her head and rolling her eyes at me. I can't believe this goes on and no one cares. My conversation in a CAR. They try to influence women to have relations with the boss so they can get more money and travel. I really can't believe they are not in jail and no one decent notices what these trolls do. I can't believe it!!
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