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Must read from EFF sums up the NSA's surveillance powers

Here's the bottom line:

In sum, if you use encryption they’ll keep your data forever. If you use Tor, they’ll keep your data for at least five years. If an American talks with someone outside the US, they’ll keep your data for five years. If you’re talking to your attorney, you don’t have any sense of privacy. And the NSA can hand over you information to the FBI for evidence of any crime, not just terrorism. All without a warrant or even a specific FISA order.

What could go wrong? At this point, let me quote the Fourth Amendment:

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.[1]

I'll be waiting for some Obot to make the case that the program as described is "reasonable." 10, 9, 8, counting, 7....

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Submitted by mgmonza on

Sorry, I wanted to log in from my new hushmail account but your filters said only that I "did not pass the gate"

I thought it was important you knew this: Skillings sentence has been reduced by the Deal Broker In Chief by 10 years. This would have been my comment if your opaque server hadn't barred it:

Justice is a commodity more precious than life, as any revolutionary will tell you.

Obama's "Justice" department has given Skillings fourteen more years of free life:

Skillings' victims? Not so much.

Submitted by lambert on

You have an account, which I must have approved, and you're logged in now. There are no "filters." What on earth do you mean by "opaque server"? Are you asking for root access?

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Submitted by gizzardboy on

I wonder about the 50 instances where we were all supposedly saved from terrorist attacks, and if there are any legitimate cases where going back 5 years was necessary. My guess is that going back a long ways has added little. We know that it is costing a whole lot with a massive data center being constructed in Utah and now one nearly as big to be constructed in Maryland. I wonder if it might be politically possible to limit the saving of data to a year or 18 months, except there there are on-going investigations.

This doesn't mean that I wouldn't rather see the whole thing scrapped, but I am thinking about the "politically possible".