Start Here If You’re Too Busy to Read Up on the Spying Scandal

If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the spying scandal, here’s an overview:

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8 Responses to “Cheat-Sheet On NSA Spying”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    An interesting and thought-provoking analogy…


    What Medical Tests Should Teach Us about the NSA Surveillance Program
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    “The National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting massive amounts of information about people in the United States and throughout the world. From details about every phone call to collections of people’s activities online–the US government is creating a monumental amount of data on each individual person in existence. The balance between privacy and security is always difficult, and the ethics of the NSA’s practices be will debated for the near future. However, as a physician I worry about something just as difficult. Excellent reasons exist why I as a physician do not order every test on every patient. I know that amassing too much data can be harmful….”

  2. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    • Top constitutional experts say that Obama and Bush are worse than Nixon … and the Stasi East Germans
    ____________

    I believe that when East Germany fell, the Stasi had warehouses of spying notes — a large percentage of the population kept tabs on the others, and filed written reports. The Stasi had no way to sift this information, so it was warehoused, haphazardly.

    The digital age has changed all of that. With digital communications, huge amounts of data can be collected, filtered, and stored, or stored and filtered, later.

    The Stasi would envy the NSA.

    No matter how you look at it, secret/surveillance government is the enemy of the governed.

    Orwell’s vision was of a dystopian world.

  3. > There is no real oversight by either Congress or the courts.

    I believe this, despite the claims by the administration and lawmakers. Senator Wyden and just a few others have been focused on this issue, few others. Everyone else has either been involved in this program or a bump on the log.

    Keep up these lists.

  4. emailcraigs says:

    The minions are hard at work creating reality while the rest of us are hard at work convincing ourselves that it isn’t.

  5. lhlrew says:

    Everybody can easily protect themselves from prying eyes by using a multi-tiered advanced encrypted eMail, IM, VOIP, Data Transfer SaaS called Cryptoexpress.com/quicktour which also supports all PC’s, Tablets and Smartphones. However, a stringent KYC process has to be gone through for access.

    • dadidoc1 says:

      On the surface multi-tiered advanced encrypted eMail, IM, VOIP, Data Transfer SaaS, etc all sound appealing until you realize that the NSA has backdoor access to your computer and therefore, has access to your stuff before you have it encrypted.

  6. emailcraigs says:

    That’s why I’m getting a chip in my head to encrypt my thoughts as I think them. ;-)

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