Point02GPA: Every once in a while a 50-60 yo undelivered letter/postcard appears. I wonder what the oldest undelivered email will contain?
Walker: Just assume the Feds see everything you do....then start masturbating furiously./business as usual then
doglover: I've just always assumed the Feds read ALL my emails.
James!: I bet they're also watching you poop. You better freak out.
Slappajo: the government is your God. Or wants to be.
NostroZ: Use your VOICE and CALL YOUR GOVERNMENT.They have nice staffers that will only ask your zip code and message to deliver.
tylerdurden217: What if we collectively fought back against the NSA by contributing (orders of magnitude) more garbage communication in an attempt to overwhelm their metadata collection efforts?
ows: can I still google myself?
Agent 84: Skleenar's Natalie Portman fanpage
Katolu: Screw it. Everyone with a phone, or email, anything that can be tapped needs to use all of the keywords that triggers the NSA to investigate. Hundreds of millions of instances of those words showing up daily and the NSA wouldn't know where to begin or have the manpower to investigate.
Insaniteus: I hate how all of these "revelations" just keep telling us stuff that we've known about for 10 freaking years.It's just an attempt to pin this whole process on Obama, despite him actually getting the court and Congressional approval for every search (Which W refused to do). There are seriously people right now that are furious and horrified that Obama is spying on Americans through the courts, who didn't give one rat's half-eaten ass about Bush doing all of that and more illegally and without the slightest shred of oversight.I have a theory that nothing pisses off a Republican more than when Obama adopts a Republican policy (This, Health care mandate, Amnesty, TSA, Drone strikes, closed-door meetings, etc).
YixilTesiphon: A secret court is no better than no court.
unlikely: Again, we've known this since like the 90s... why is it only just NOW a big deal?
Skleenar: YixilTesiphon: What is the difference between this and the government reading all of your mail? It's magically different because it's on the internet?Well, not to take the bait, but what they are discussing here isn't like reading your mail, it's more like reading the address of the recipient, the address of the sender, the time the message was sent and when it was delivered.They are careful to differentiate between the metadata and the content. Whether or not this nicety is actually being observed in practice is probably important, but so far these revelations seem to indicate that what is being collected is metadata, which is then likely being used to identify content of interest which is then FISA'd. (And, I would guess, probably automatically, without human intervention).
Sock Ruh Tease: netweavr: This is like Gay Rights. The older generation is upset and despondent that they exist. The younger generation doesn't care.The older generation will die off and this "scandal" will disappear.The younger generation understands the logistics that would be required to read every message and figures the government focuses on known terrorists and their plots, not my text to my BFF Jill.
basemetal: James!: I bet they're also watching you poop. You better freak out.They'll freak out, I had Taco Hell last night.
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