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    Re: FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

    I'll look for a description of how phone data is used later. At least now we have agreement that the data is private.

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    Re: FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

    Despite the fact that Americans are going to die in plane wrecks, car wrecks, of cancer, hell, of bee stings, before they are going to die of a terrorist attack, our civil liberties continue to be eroded to protect us of that ever so slight eventuality.

    A Pew research survey finds that about half of members of the Council on Foreign Relations (52%) express concern that the government’s anti-terrorism efforts have gone too far in eroding civil liberties;

    Section 6: Views of Council on Foreign Relations Members | Pew Research Center
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

    We the people should not expect our government to keep us 100 Percent safe. It is impossible, a waste of resources and will take away our freedom and quality of life.

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    Re: FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I believe you're wrong. "Patterns" don't materialize out of thin air - searches for them initiate from some other form of intelligence operation. Someone may become a suspect and then his/her information may be fed into the database to determine who he/she is in contact with or what websites, etc. he/she has visited. ....I think you're exaggerating the extent of the monitoring. It is the collection of data that is massive - the review of data is targeted.....
    "They are not looking at people's names, they're not looking at content," Obama said then. "But by sifting through this so-called metadata, they may identify potential leads with respect to folks who might engage in terrorism."

    Ex-NSA Chief: 'We Kill People Based on Metadata' - ABC News

    "The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications.

    The Guardian has acquired top-secret documents about the NSA datamining tool, called Boundless Informant, that details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks.

    The focus of the internal NSA tool is on counting and categorizing the records of communications, known as metadata, rather than the content of an email or instant message...."
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ng?INTCMP=SRCH
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