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  •  Phone records (0+ / 0-)

    I've read about what can be done with phone records alone. It's nothing short of stunning. They really can build an incredibly accurate picture of your relationships with other people and groups based on call records alone. Scary when you consider there's only six degrees of separation between any given person and Osama bin Laden.

    +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

    by cybersaur on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:07:51 PM PDT

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    •   but they have to get a warrant to do that (0+ / 0-)
      •  Kinda. A FISA approval ain't (0+ / 0-)

        much of a bar . . .

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 10:06:14 AM PDT

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      •  They're claiming a "general warrant" is enough (0+ / 0-)

        Read the FISA "court order".  It claims to be a warrant to collect everyone's data, no specificity.

        They're claiming that that's enough.

        This is of course an explicit Fourth Amendment violation -- as NonnyO mentions above -- and everyone involved in this unconstitutional spying belongs in prison, or possibly executed for treason.  But they're doing it anyway.

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