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  •  Yes, the article he refers to is linked above (6+ / 0-)

    And one of the main articles I have referred to in comments over the past week because it raises the more basic and important questions.

    PRISM is just an app. These IT resources should be the real concern because they a very powerful tools that can be misused and are in the hands of a few.

    Bamford is actually a quite remarkable man who has spend his career reporting on the NSA in quite an objective and factual fashion, which in itself is quite an achievement.

    And his most recent 2 articles in Wired I think are excellent and important.

    Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA’s Massive Spy Center covers the subject with a concise summary of the status quo.

    The Secret War raises essential questions about the concentration of power and mission creep that are both provocative and troubling, and something I hope people will read.

    I wonder if it is healthy for a country to put so much power under so little oversight in the hands of so few people.

    I doubt it. History suggests it's a bad idea.

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 11:00:45 AM PDT

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    •  while Pinkus has doubts about (3+ / 0-)
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      koNko, indubitably, Notreadytobenice

      the American people's protesting this, he certainly gives Bamford his due.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 11:11:44 AM PDT

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      •  Will the people protest this? (1+ / 0-)
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        My study of history says that this will be latched onto if and only if the people are upset about something else and it can be linked to this.

        The people ARE upset about SEVERAL other things.  And they CAN be linked to this -- this is a multibilion dollar waste of taxpayer dollars while food stamps are being cut.

        •  Yes, it's a >$100 Billion dollar black hole... (1+ / 0-)
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          koNko

          and black budget with lot's of support from the military industrial intelligence complex. Diarist sayz 40K employees but the contractors more than double that.

          Has to be tied to the $500 toilets that would make the headlines a generation ago. What a friggin waste and only will get worse if it ain't stopped now.

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