Poll: Most Americans ok with PRISM phone tracking
0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2013, 09:59 posted on
If the recent leak about the NSA's PRISM phone record tracking program had taken place in another era, Americans would be calling for the impeachment of every elected official involved; during the Watergate era, when we had a paranoid President in office, and U.S. citizens were wary of every pronouncement that came out of Washington D.C., this story would have had more of an edge to it...
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6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I really hate these polls that speak for 'Most People'. Who the hell takes these surveys? (ive never taken one), Who writes them? Where does the information go? And finally, why do they require it in the first place?
7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i guess most of these polls are conducted in and around California or some other state like NY , if it was in the mid west the result will surely be quite different
14. newuser1 (Posts: 257; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
There is no poll or never had one, just a made up table to draw attention from people.
40. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Did a poll inl on the streets of ny most American don't know what PRISON I mean prism is...
9. bucky (Posts: 2617; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
If some people are ok with that's fine. There should be something that allows privacy as a choice.
16. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I don't see how this poll is not a manipulated poll that is very common in washington. There are agencies that they hire that phrase questions in certain ways or have build up questions to make you answer how they want you to. Penn and Teller did a great job of exposing that.
17. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
so american citizens are so obsessed about their freedom but they are willing to consent to be eavesdropped?
36. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
My favorite is how people (particularly Republicans) freak out every time a gun control law is passed, because "Ohnoes Second Amendment," but then go ahead and vote for (or even write) bills that shred every other amendment in the Bill of Rights.
18. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
These results are disturbing. There's clearly partisan bias. Republicans approve of the NSA less now than they did in 2006. Democrats approve more now than they did in 2006. I wonder if that has anything to do with, I don't know, the President who runs the NSA?
21. lallolu (Posts: 486; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
I really do not get why people are making a big deal out of this. This program is to fight terrorism and it is not like they just read emails. I can imagine the program search for predefined keywords based on their frequency.of use and some other parameters. If tis is not done and another 9/11 sould happen, people will blame the government for not trying enough to curb terrorism.
I believe the people making most noise have some other dirty things they are ashamed have been seen by someone else or they are doing illegal things. As long as Prism is controlled, I see no problem with it.
24. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
The problem is that the government tries to disguise everything they did post 911 with 911. There are ways to fight terrorism without data mining the whole country and putting illegal wire taps.
34. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
I see no clause providing for an exception in case of foreign threats. The people have a right to privacy, so get a warrant.
56. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Most the people who are on here complaining aren't even Americans, or live in the USA... For that, their opinions don't really matter .
61. KParks23 (Posts: 627; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Why dont u throw the rest of ur rights out the window with the one ur freely giving up now!
67. synthetic_llama (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
To some extent your right, it helps against so called future attacks if they aren't staged. Like someone was saying before if they been using this program for awhile the boston should of been figured out before it happened. Though the problem with it within the country is they know everything about us. Majority of us average ppl its no harm and wont affect, but just think about the rich people, some companies. they have control and power over them, any small thing they've done can be used against them. black mail etc.. idk my thought.
79. lallolu (Posts: 486; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
I believe the idea behind the program is good. But as you said, it can actually be difficult to control the people handling it or even the government.
Any decision made on this will have consequences.
28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
I know I'm not okay with it. And theres nothing we can do bout it. I just saw on CNN they are making a BIG FACILITY in UTAH too record ALL DATA EMAILS/PHONE CALLS/EVERYTHING
30. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Don't listen to CNN it'll rot your brain.
32. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Same here, I'm not ok with it, but at this stage what can be done? The cat is out of the bag. Anyone who thinks they still have a shred of privacy is kidding themselves.
35. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Not the correct attitude.
You could say the same about every social issue in the history of ever. Then people come along and demand change. Fight long and hard enough, and you'll get your change.
37. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I'm not. I just happen to like the 4th amendment though, and think our laws shouldn't violate it.
38. medicci37 (Posts: 1282; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
The main reason the government does things like Prism has nothing to do with terrorism or national security. That's my problem with all of this
41. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Haha...I bet most people on here ain't even american....as a American, I applaud our government for keeping us safe....expect for 9/11 and if you want to consider the incident at pearl harbor...we have never been attacked on our soil. You have all these people in other countries not knowing when another road side bomb will go off, or who will be strapped with an bomb. Go USA!!!
42. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Do some reasearch you are blinded by the lies the media throws at us
51. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Lol.. your blinded by what others tell you.....then stop watching the media you stupid asshole
65. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
That would be you moron I look into this on my own I don'. Take ssomeone's word for it like you but you're just a good little patriot stupid and clueless
44. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, you are really in the dark...the gov't knew of the attack of Pearl Harbor well in advance...that fact is well documented. 9/11 was an event created so that America would have no problem with their rights being sacrifice with the inception of the Patriot Act, a law that had been written up well in advance of 9/11.
52. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Wow...you must be some Muslim who Hates America or something....
Ps all you asses who don't like what's going on here in America then get f**** outta here..go to Canada or somewhere