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E.U. Official Pushes U.S. to Explain Its Surveillance
« on: June 11, 2013, 09:39:05 PM »
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Re: E.U. Official Pushes U.S. to Explain Its Surveillance
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 09:41:03 PM »
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Speaking for a continent where snooping carries ghastly echoes of fascist or communist regimes, ...

And people wonder why those who've been paying attention have been referring to Obama/democrats/liberals as fascists.

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Re: E.U. Official Pushes U.S. to Explain Its Surveillance
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 09:54:51 PM »
Privacy is taken incredibly seriously in most of Europe and breaking privacy is one of the few things that get people really upset. Politicians can have mistresses, fiddle the rules, employ their spouses on their staff and no one really cares. Pry into people's lives and the screams can be heard all the way to China.

Take Google street view, for example. Every home and business has the right to demand their home is pixellated out to protect their privacy. Google must comply with all such requests.
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Re: E.U. Official Pushes U.S. to Explain Its Surveillance
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 07:40:45 AM »
Good. I hope they raise a stink when Holder, et al., fail to answer.
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Re: E.U. Official Pushes U.S. to Explain Its Surveillance
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 08:11:58 AM »
LOL!  What's there to explain?

It makes perfect sense to me.

"we have the technology to grab keywords and/or phrases from any wireless correspondence on the planet....we simply grab it all and put it through a strainer....we DON'T read every word of every email or forum post made by some crazy right-winger.

'When we do get a 'hit', we open it up and gather context.  If it's deemed a possible threat, we notify the authorities and deal with it".


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