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    ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    BALTIMORE The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure.
    The suit filed in federal court in Maryland accuses the NSA of harvesting virtually everything sent via the Internet between Americans and people outside the United States, and then using search terms or identifiers to identify and monitor foreign intelligence targets.

    A similar challenge was turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court, which said the plaintiffs couldn't prove they'd been harmed. This lawsuit says that's changed since the government confirmed the surveillance after its scope and details were leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden in 2013.


    The suit's other plaintiffs include The Wikimedia Foundation, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA, the Rutherford Institute, PEN American Center, The Nation magazine, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Global Fund for Women and Washington Office on Latin America.


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    Interesting angle to attack it on. I do hope that they will win, and someday these unwarranted, vast intelligence operation(s) are shut down.


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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    If this works out in favor of freedom, I'll finally be willing to post the top 25% most inappropriate things that pop into my mind, instead of holding back like I've been doing since I got here!
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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

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    Interesting angle to attack it on. I do hope that they will win, and someday these unwarranted, vast intelligence operation(s) are shut down.
    Compared to torture this is utterly insignificant. Get your priorities in order.

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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    If this works out in favor of freedom, I'll finally be willing to post the top 25% most inappropriate things that pop into my mind, instead of holding back like I've been doing since I got here!
    Is your inner revolutionary itching to come out too?
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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Is your inner revolutionary itching to come out too?
    In my time here, I have discussed my real or imagined affliction of, involvement in, or interest in:

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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Of course it hurts Americans, as it does every time the government steps on civil liberties.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    In my time here, I have discussed my real or imagined affliction of, involvement in, or interest in:

    • tentacle porn
    • a hypothetical STD involving purple, spiky growths
    • masturbating with IcyHot. Twice.
    • the sex act known as "rosebudding" (google it, I dare you)
    • necrophilia
    • having sex with Superfly's avatar
    • crossdressing
    • raping and murdering various random people/things/ideas, not necessarily in that order
    • masturbating to other people's posts (ask sangha)


    And that stuff is all tame compared to what I hold back. Some of the people who would've really been freaked out by my first post in her are banned now, like Muhammad, ChrisL, and Telekat, but plenty more are still around to be horrified by the dire implications of it.
    Ouch.

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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    The NSA/US government will never give up their surveillance powers. This is not gonna have a happy ending.
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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Compared to torture this is utterly insignificant. Get your priorities in order.
    The last decade called and said they want their issue back.
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    Re: ACLU: Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The last decade called and said they want their issue back.
    Torture will always be a relevant issue, whether you choose to deny it or not. Same with mass surveillance. Maybe you can accept these things, but most people can't.
    "Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue. "

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