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(Network World)   FARK joins civil rights groups and other major websites in the July 4 protest against NSA surveillance   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, NSA, civil rights groups, Fourth Amendment, IDG, freedom of the press, NSA surveillance, civil rights, John Cusack  
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5876 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jul 2013 at 2:42 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-03 03:19:14 AM  
10 votes:
2013-07-03 02:11:43 AM  
4 votes:

Confabulat: Fun!

i just wish someone cared enough to spy on me.


/we should proclaim it "Bore a NSA agent to suicide day"
//I could easily take out 3 or 4
2013-07-03 03:15:51 AM  
3 votes:

randomjsa: Mock26: Oh yeah, this will make the NSA change their ways!

You have a better idea genius? We're listening.

2013-07-03 02:51:05 AM  
3 votes:
I wish they would have warned me before I logged in.
2013-07-03 02:43:33 AM  
3 votes:
Mozilla is a major website?
2013-07-03 10:39:43 AM  
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Nice!  Did you write that?
2013-07-03 04:03:27 AM  
2 votes:

RoyBatty: If the Republicans in power weren't as corrupt as the Democrats in power, they would try and pin Obama to the wall for the next four years with the NSA scandal.

Presumably a pro gun rights party, because guns are needed to overthrow a tyrannical government, should be strong on the 4th amendment, 5th amendment and against government spying on its citizens (except of course in the bedroom because sodomy).

And unlike Benghazi, they would probably get a lot of support for that.

Fap fap fap Obama continues Bush's programs
Fap fap fap my guns will take down a tyrannous government that I have to oay taxes to
Fap fap fap liberals love sodomy
Fap fap fap BENGHAZI1!!!!!! 1!!! 11! 1! 1!
2013-07-03 03:54:20 AM  
2 votes:
Is there any way we can find out who our personal NSA agent is? I'd like to send mine a sympathy card for all the long rambling lame-ass calls he's had to endure over the years.
2013-07-03 03:45:25 AM  
2 votes:

quickdraw: Can someone explain to me how what NSA is doing is more invasive than what we willingly surrender to Google all day long?

It's involuntary, like rape.
2013-07-03 03:32:17 AM  
2 votes:
So, what's Fark's contribution here gonna be... Ditch the tracking cookies and cross-site scripting?
2013-07-03 03:13:31 AM  
2 votes:
Websites participating include Reddit, where Restore the Fourth originated, WordPress, 4chan, Mozilla, Fark and

Well clearly, the Department of Defense shall take note of such an august assemblage of titans of industry. DNI Clapper never does anything without seeking advice from 4chan pedos and photos of cats with intentionally misspelled captions.
2013-07-03 03:04:13 AM  
2 votes:
2013-07-03 04:05:49 PM  
1 vote:
You forgot these guys, the best in the business, well run, well organized, efficient and trsutworthy
2013-07-03 10:57:41 AM  
1 vote:

Science_Guy_3.14159: I don't understand, so giving your personal info to facebook is perfectly fine. facebook in turn selling this info to companies and individuals is fine but the government asking facebook for this info that is available to both private individuals and corporations around the world is wrong? Individuals and Corporations have probably done a lot more harm with personal info then the government ever has.

Think of it this way.  The Constitution limits the government.  Not private businesses.  So, you can't be jailed for saying black licorice is the best licorice.  But you can be fired for saying that.
2013-07-03 08:44:54 AM  
1 vote:

whatshisname: Aren't most Americans calling for Snowden's head?

Nation demands new photograph of Edward Snowden
2013-07-03 08:27:16 AM  
1 vote:

whatshisname: Aren't most Americans calling for Snowden's head?

No most Americans are calling for pizza delivery.
2013-07-03 06:20:56 AM  
1 vote:

Arcturus72: Oh... An internet "protest"? Over something that our government is doing to everyone?

Yet another example of "Slacktivism" - Forwarding an email, posting a status on your facebook, or whatever that you can do online without opening your wallet or getting off your fat ass...

That'll fix everything... riiiiiiiiiiighht....

I dunno, those guys in the south who sat at lunch counters and on the front of buses were kind a big deal.

Sitting:  It works!
2013-07-03 06:11:21 AM  
1 vote:

Lernaeus: Oh, and it's worth reminding everyone that July 4th isn't 'Murrica: F*ck Yeah! Day.

It's Independence Day.

"Welcom to Earf!"
2013-07-03 05:40:51 AM  
1 vote:
So, just the websites full of cognitive dissonance, arrogance, ignorance, made to order peel and eat outrage, and the weirdest boners right now?

Also, when did John Cusack become a civil rights group?
2013-07-03 05:07:00 AM  
1 vote:
[X] Media Fearmongering
[X] Unpaid Placement Masquerading as Actual Article
[O] Headline Contradicted by Actual Article
[X] Equal Time for Nutjobs
[O] The Out-of-Context Celebrity Comment
[O] Seasonal Articles
[O] Media Fatigue refers to stories examined and exhausted past their relevance.
[O] Lesser Media Space Filler
2013-07-03 05:00:30 AM  
1 vote:
2013-07-03 04:50:17 AM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: How is what they're doing worse than what people vomit all over Facebook every single day?

club soda will get that out.
2013-07-03 04:31:10 AM  
1 vote:

BullBearMS: pkjun: If you thought he was going to be a dove or a civil libertarian, that's kind of your fault. He never gave any indication of being so.

Holy shiat. How did I miss this total lie?

Obama never claimed he was a Constitutional Scholar who would restore the rule of law after years of lawless Bush behavior???

Rule of law doesn't pertain to those with power.

/that's the joke.
2013-07-03 04:18:15 AM  
1 vote:

pkjun: And I think it's telling that, for the most part, the sites that are protesting this are the sites that are most heavily trafficked by people who were too young to pay attention to politics seven years ago when this story broke.

Or perhaps the ones more likely to be party van'd!  Silly 4chan pedos and anarchists.

So, we've got criminals, people too young to understand why this is OK, people too old to understand why this is OK, people too naive to understand why this is OK, people too ignorant to understand why this is OK, traitors country, foreigners, and the ACLU.

Hm, any other ways we can slander opposition to government overreach in the name of "Meh, who cares?"
2013-07-03 04:18:11 AM  
1 vote:

Wake me up when Fark has a protest against troll accounts in the politics tab.
2013-07-03 03:52:36 AM  
1 vote:
Reddit? Wordpress? Cheezburger? 4chan? Fark?

Holy shiat, this is serious. The NSA is surely going to be quaking in its boots here. I mean, that's like five different aggregators of low-attention-span content, right there. Everyone knows that the opinion-leaders who are most likely to lead a technological revolution are the people who are also most disinclined to read anything more labor-intensive than an image macro.
2013-07-03 03:41:24 AM  
1 vote:
Why should anyone be worried that our government is spying on it's own citizens and only a federal judge's ruling has halted their ability to throw people into military prisons without charges or a trial???
2013-07-03 03:15:54 AM  
1 vote:

RoyBatty: While this is good,  I wish there had been planned protests in front of the White House demanding Obama's action.

The who's in the what now?
2013-07-03 02:53:18 AM  
1 vote:
Oh yeah, this will make the NSA change their ways!
2013-07-03 02:50:30 AM  
1 vote:

GreatGlavinsGhost: Confabulat: Fun!

i just wish someone cared enough to spy on me.

I'll spy on you.

Maybe we can get something going on Facebook and pair people up to spy on each other.

Hell, we could probably start a subscription service....

/wait a minute...
//mods, please delete this comment
2013-07-03 02:50:04 AM  
1 vote:
Cheezburger? Seriously?
So they'll see what 4chan does and try to monetize it? fark those assholes
2013-07-03 02:47:45 AM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: Fun!

i just wish someone cared enough to spy on me.

I'll spy on you.

Maybe we can get something going on Facebook and pair people up to spy on each other.
2013-07-03 02:30:20 AM  
1 vote:

eddievercetti: SOPA Blackout Deux? Unlike SOPA however, NSA will just order drone strikes to all who fail to obey.

Note to self: buy Lockheed
2013-07-03 02:03:43 AM  
1 vote:

i just wish someone cared enough to spy on me.
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