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  •  good question (1+ / 0-)
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    There's not a definitive answer unfortunately.  I have email sitting out on servers that's a decade old. I suspect this comment may stick around for at least as long.

    But phone calls? Texts? My browsing history? Once upon a time I assumed such things had a short shelf life.

    In the early days of the internet you downloaded your email automatically when you opened and it was then gone from the server.We were mostly using analog phones back then too. The point being that we as a people never explicitly said it was okay to keep or  capture our data...we just assumed the same rules applied as they did before technology changed.

    •  It's a new world huh? (0+ / 0-)

      I can't imagine phone conversations exist (at least not yet), but I just assume a record of all my calls exist. As well as the actual content of my texts and emails. And so I always assumed every republican administration would be accessing this info to catch common criminals from now on. Maybe the only way to change that is to put them into the shoes of us America haters. You know, if they aren't doing anything wrong... They never seem to understand until it's a threat to them.

      And frankly Obama having this power doesn't worry me. So it's a good time to be having this debate. With a president actually willing to argue he shouldn't have this power.

      Money doesn't talk it swears.

      by Coss on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:02:29 PM PDT

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    •  Also I'm pretty sure (0+ / 0-)

      we hand over ownership of our personal content to sites like Facebook and Google when we hit that little 'agree' button.

      Money doesn't talk it swears.

      by Coss on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:05:32 PM PDT

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