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  •  Not sure what you mean (3+ / 0-)
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    deep info, Tony Situ, koNko

    What does Windows 7 or MS Word have to do with surveillance? If I use both to compose a short story on my PC that I never send anyone, how is it within the legal mandate of either product, or of any other SW or HW I have installed on my PC, to transmit it elsewhere without my knowledge and consent?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:50:33 PM PDT

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    •  "Authorization" and "capability" (1+ / 0-)
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      koNko

      are not the same thing.

      People in power do things they don't have "legal mandates" for all the time. Surely, our memories aren't that short.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 04:36:12 PM PDT

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      •  True (2+ / 0-)
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        Tony Situ, koNko

        But absent evidence, all we have is speculation, not knowledge. I couldn't stand Bush but I never accused him of anything there wasn't proof he did.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:51:14 PM PDT

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