Matt Wuerker for June 12, 2013

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    dumbbobsbrother  about 11 years ago

    More truth than poetry in that, Google knows more about us than the government ever will.

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    Michael Peterson Premium Member about 11 years ago

    I think the point of the controversy is that they AREN’T going through the courts or oversight — or at least that FISA rubberstamps every single request.

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    edward thomas Premium Member about 11 years ago

    An NPR guest yesterday compared trying o get individual data from this to getting a drink of water from a fire hoise.

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    wmeahan  about 11 years ago

    Actually, the “Big Gov’t” pipe comes from the private fence, not directly from the citizen. Big Govt is getting the vast majority of its data from Big Data who are collecting it anyway for business purposes, not at the behest of the NSA. The government is the beneficiary of their self-serving snooping, not the instigator. Until these latest revelations, it even gave the NSA “plausible deniability” as they could say, “We’re not collecting data on anyone.” Not that it lets the government off the hook for what they do with it or how they correlate it with government data Big Data doesn’t have access to (yet).

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    Theodore E. Lind Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Does anyone really expect what they post on the Internet to be private???? Meta data on phone calls has been collected for many years. The only thing new is now we can collect it all.

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    edclectic  about 11 years ago

    Privacy circa when? History tells me it is human nature (perversity) to spy.

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    Rickapolis  about 11 years ago

    What? You mean Big Brother is really US????

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