"Boundless Informant" software could show how much metadata NSA's PRISM collects
18 June Google files with secret court to obtain permission to report on two data sets
17 June Eavesdropping scandal escalates: U.S. spied on Russian president Medvedev, other top politicians
17 June Apple issues official statement: “we do not provide government with direct access to our servers”
16 June WSJ: NSA does not gather cellphone-location records despite authorization to do so
16 June The NSA can listen to your calls without a warrant
1. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Damn the us is really collapsing in on itself.
2. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)
So they were basically Spying on Pakistan and Iran.
Interesting, they first spy on their facebook and drone-attack them because they didnt like the picture that was posted on facebook.
5. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
I don't think so, America has been successful with their drone attacks, the only thing is, that it kills way too many innocent civilians in the process. Terrorists live among the civilian population, there was always going to be collateral damage, sadly enough. War is war, what a horrible thing it is.
9. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)
no, it's like you've even went there, drone attacks mainly target civilians, so terrorists would stop
like killing someone's son to make him stop something
11. Beholder88 (Posts: 80; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Wow, this makes no sense. You think terrorists think like we do? They are HAPPY if they die, or someone dies for their "Jihad". They die and get their 72 virgins and are supposedly in a better place anyhow. They don't care who lives or dies, it just gives them all the more validation. I've been in the Army for almost 11 years, so don't tell me killing some terrorist's son is going to make him stop attacking us. Something like that would make them all the more likely to attack again.
7. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
where is China??
4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
It's a really sensitive and tough topic with two very strong sides of the argument. On the Pro PRISM side you have protecting the US and parts of the world from dangerous, violent terror attacks that could harm and kill many innocent civilians (Online/Phone spying has stopped various terror attacks in the past) while on the Against PRISM side you have a ferocious circle of paranoia, fear, distrust and the feeling of being watched 24/7 by a government you are meant to trust, which are famous for not being trusted, even by their own people. This program has saved many innocent lives and captured many terrorists in the act of planning out an attack, on the other hand you may have the wrong people with sensitive private information.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5593; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Hmmm. Looks like the U.S. gets the same level of attention as the People's Republic of China.... Nothing like spying on your citizens. Folks in Russia get less attention from our own alphabet soup agencies.
Is there any doubt the 4th amendment to the US Constitution ceases to exist?
10. Diazene (Posts: 123; Member since: 01 May 2013)
WTF, the US spying on my country, who gave them the f*cking right, they can spy as much as they want on their citizens, but not on us
and I doubt any terrorists are from my country
12. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Ok so what happens to the Whistle Blower -- Edward Snowden -- who revealed all this?
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5593; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
He comes down with a fatal case of previously unknown form of avian influenza with a 100% mortality rate? Since he appears to be a lone wolf, there is nothing to be gained by rendition.
14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It was a smart move coming forward or else he would have been one of the nameless in Getmo. It's insane how crazy the government has gotten over the years and we still can't pass a decent bill for background checks or get the veterans disabilities computerized.