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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

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    I don't know why you're addressing this to me since I haven't said anything to suggest the answer to that question is yes.
    So you didn't post this:

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    ...Even further, you're focusing on liberal partisanship when there is plenty of conservative partisanship in the thread too
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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    greenwald's gonna get it

    The journalist who broke the news that the government is monitoring vast quantities of American phone records is claiming the U.S. is building a “massive” snooping apparatus committed to destroying privacy worldwide.

    “There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States but around the world,” charged Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for the British newspaper “The Guardian,” speaking on CNN. “That is not hyperbole. That is their objective.”

    Greenwald, speaking with CNN’s Piers Morgan, appeared during a week in which Americans learned that according to reports, the National Security Agency and other parts of the government have been monitoring the phone records of Verizon users and accessing Internet information as part of intelligence-gathering procedures. Some Republicans and Democrats have defended the phone records strategy, including the highest-ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). But Greenwald dismissed those arguments.

    “So whatever the Justice Department wants to do, they can beat their chests all they want,” he said. “People like Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss can have press conferences threatening people for bringing light to what it is they’re doing, but the only people who are going to be investigated are them. It’s well past time that these threats start to be treated with the contempt that they deserve. That’s certainly how I intend to treat them moving forward, with more investigation and disclosures.”

    He also bashed the Obama administration for issuing “threats.”

    “The Obama administration has been very aggressive about bullying and threatening anybody who thinks about exposing it or writing it or even doing journalism about it, and it’s well past time that come to an end,” he said.

    Greenwald also told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the administration has taken a “warped and distorted” view of the PATRIOT Act, the legislation that authorized certain kinds of surveillance for security reasons in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    “What the Obama administration is doing in interpreting the PATRIOT Act is so warped and distorted and it vests themselves with such extremist surveillance powers over the United States and American citizens that Americans would be stunned to learn what the Obama administration is doing,” he said on CNN’s “The Lead.”

    Speaking with MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, Greenwald dared lawmakers to investigate how information about the Verizon phone records leaked, as Feinstein has said should happen.

    Let them go and investigate,” Greenwald said.

    He added, “There is this massive surveillance state that the United States government has built up that has extraordinary implications for how we live as human beings on the earth and as Americans in our country, and we have the right to know what it is that that government and that agency is doing. I intend to continue to shine light on that, and Dianne Feinstein can beat her chest all she wants and call for investigations, and none of that is going to stop and none of it is going to change.”
    Glenn Greenwald: U.S. wants to destroy privacy worldwide - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    curious

    Several lawmakers said they had not been briefed on the Obama administration’s classified programs to monitor cellphone and Internet traffic.
    That’s in direct contradiction to President Barack Obama’s assertion. The president said on Friday that “every member of Congress” has been briefed on the programs led by the National Security Administration.

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a telephone interview late Friday that he learned about the two programs after requesting a briefing under “classified circumstances” following urging by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

    Durbin said congressional leadership and intelligence committees had access to information about the programs, but that the “average member” of Congress likely wouldn’t have been aware of the breadth of the telephone and Internet surveillance.

    They don’t receive this kind of briefing,” Durbin said of the congressional rank-and-file.

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who has railed against government intrusion on the Senate floor, told POLITICO that he “hadn’t been briefed on this particular issue,” referring to the NSA collection of phone records. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) also said he learned of phone monitoring through news reports, although he said it “wasn’t a surprise.”

    “Not quite!” tweeted Rep. Billy Long (R-La.) in response to a tweet by ABC’s Rick Klein that said “Obama says ‘every member of Congress’ has been briefed on phone program #NSA; suggests only intel comm. knew of PRISM.”

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also get briefed, along with intelligence committee chairs and ranking members. Rank-and-file members of Congress, however, are only periodically briefed on specific incidents — there have been briefings recently on Syria and the Boston bombings.
    Lawmakers: NSA surveillance news to us - POLITICO

    another lie
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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    curiouser

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the “outrageous press reports about PRISM” today, saying the social media giant “is not and has never been part of any program to give the U.S. or any other government direct access to our servers.”

    “We have never received a blanket request or court order from any government agency asking for information or metadata in bulk, like the one Verizon reportedly received. And if we did, we would fight it aggressively,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday.”

    He continued: “When governments ask Facebook for data, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if [it] is required by law. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.”
    Facebook's Zuckerberg: We hadn't even heard of PRISM before yesterday - POLITICO

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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Techcrunch has been following this story very closely and apparently none of the tech companies involved with PRISM knew that they were a part of this program, so either the companies are willfully ignorant, or it's a planted, fabrication... The perfect thing to distract the public; fear!

    If PRISM Is Real, Why Are All These Tech Companies Denying Participation? | TechCrunch
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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    I'm probably wrong but seem I recall libs going ballistic with the the though of Bush listening in...probably confused.

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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    I'm probably wrong but seem I recall libs going ballistic with the the though of Bush listening in...probably confused.
    Yeah... this lib is still pissed. Needless to say we wouldn't be in this position if the Bush administration and the GOP didn't hype fear and ram this through under the guise of protecting us after 9/11. Conservatives are just now finding out how to be pissed about this... 7 years too late. 7 years ago of course I was constantly being told by conservatives to get over it because if I've got nothing to hide then I got nothing to worry about. Fast forward 7 years up to a day or two ago we still have conservatives saying this:

    (Lindsay) Graham clarified that under the law, "you just can't track people's phone calls," and said there must be a reasonable belief that the people being surveilled are involved in terrorism.

    "I don’t think you're talking to the terrorists. I know you're not. I know I'm not, so we don't have anything to worry about,

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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Yeah... this lib is still pissed. Needless to say we wouldn't be in this position if the Bush administration and the GOP didn't hype fear and ram this through under the guise of protecting us after 9/11. Conservatives are just now finding out how to be pissed about this... 7 years too late. 7 years ago of course I was constantly being told by conservatives to get over it because if I've got nothing to hide then I got nothing to worry about. Fast forward 7 years up to a day or two ago we still have conservatives saying this:

    (Lindsay) Graham clarified that under the law, "you just can't track people's phone calls," and said there must be a reasonable belief that the people being surveilled are involved in terrorism.

    "I don’t think you're talking to the terrorists. I know you're not. I know I'm not, so we don't have anything to worry about,
    If you were really pissed, you would call for the end to such practices regardless when they were begun...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If you were really pissed, you would call for the end to such practices regardless when they were begun...
    It should've never started and it should not be in practice now. Hence why I'm still pissed about it. I'm not the one being inconsistent in this thread.
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    Re: Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    What is your point?
    If a man has been beating his wife for over a decade, does that make it ok to continue doing it?
    No one is listening to your phone calls.
    It's really just a phone log of who you called and who called you.

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