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  • Jan 27th, 2014 @ 3:24pm

    Why do we care?

    From slide 13 in the first set of documents:
    "Why do we care?
    • Additional exploitation"

    Never have truer words been written.

  • Jan 6th, 2014 @ 2:30pm

    Re: Re:

    The tags interfered with that thought. Grrr.

    Seems you have a very, very broad definition of "spying" that perhaps overemphasizes what might otherwise be the collection of relatively innocuous information.

    There is no innocuous information—data is data. Collect enough about someone and you'll have leverage over them.

    Only the most clueless among us would believe that everything they do interacting with others is private. Of course various types of information are being collected by many groups for a plurality or reasons.

    What you do in public isn't private but everything else should be. If information is collected about private citizens, it requires informed consent or it's infringing on privacy and liberties.

  • Jan 6th, 2014 @ 2:15pm

    Re:

    >>Seems you have a very, very broad definition of "spying" that perhaps overemphasizes what might otherwise be the collection of relatively innocuous information.>Only the most clueless among us would believe that everything they do interacting with others is private. Of course various types of information are being collected by many groups for a plurality or reasons.

  • Jul 20th, 2013 @ 6:18am

    Re: He already lied

    At no time has Snowden admitted to lying. Breaking a confidentiality agreement is merely a breach of contract, and, if the contract contemplates an illegality, it is void. He has more credibility than the US government, which is caught spying on its own citizens and attempting to punish the person who exposed their illegal activity. Edward had to flee as a direct consequence of the current social forces in the US.