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  •  Thank you for this, we need this conversation (4+ / 0-)

    I have to run right now, but I'll drop back by later.

    I think a general lack of understanding of how digital rights and the internet work in general is a huge stumbling block in this. For me the big issue is the telephony metadata. That is so much broader than it sounds. In 2006 we were told that the government have "phone records" and it was presented as if they had records of the calls we'd made. I wasn't a huge fan of that but telephony data potentially includes text messages and information on where you've been. That's concerning.

    Ultimately, I simply have a complete lack of trust when we're told that this isn't as wide spread as Snowden has claimed. Mainly because they've lied again and again. They had said for years that they weren't collecting information on Americans, and now they're like "oh, well this isn't information!"

    I don't know a lot about PRISM and if you have a good link to what all it includes then that would be great.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 06:03:10 PM PDT

    •  the meta data is a huge issue (3+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue, kj in missouri, AoT

      and it's another that needs to be addressed and not even with just the government but phone companies too. I didn't really talk about it much because I have so heard so little about it to date and I don't want to get ahead of myself.

      The only real info I have on PRISM is what I have read from various papers and it's wiki.

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      by duhban on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:41:30 PM PDT

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    •  a year ago, (3+ / 0-)
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      after i brought my first IPhone home and discovered the little green dot could follow me around my own home, i knew i was locked in the grid like a lobster in a trap.

      i mean, i knew before, it just wasn't so damn obvious. my first reaction was to laugh, "they'd" done it!   the phone knew when i went from the front door to the back.   that little phone knows everything.   and here i thought cleaning my brower history was proactive.  we are so far behind this curve it's unfathomable.

      "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

      by kj in missouri on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:51:47 PM PDT

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