NSA to stop using bulk US phone data in November


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An older-lady I'm friends with and who is well-connected told me once that US phone lines have been bugged in one way or another since the late 1920s. On another interesting note, German-speakers were spied upon until 1956. The U.S. Government is unbelievably paranoid. IMO.

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"It shifts responsibility for storing the data to telephone companies, allowing authorities to access the information only with a warrant from a secret counterterror court..."

So, that means the IT companies (telephone et al) are doing the storage work and forced to comply with the still-secret UNCONSTITUTIONAL warrants. Nothing really changed.

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Doe anyone really believe this crap? After all that happened?

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They'll just get their partners GCHQ in the UK to do it for they reciprocate to the British.

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Uh huh. Yep, right. Sure.

I trust this will be followed by some ironically-timed attack somewhere...

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They won't that our politicians have a taste for power. it won't stop

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Trading away our privacy and other rights for promised security is the devil's deal. Authoritarian governments have used this con for too many centuries to count.

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I can really, really believe they will stop.

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