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  •  Gore's right... (8+ / 0-)

    The laws in general are clearly behind the technology in many areas... but communications in particular.

    It's time for the tech companies, telecoms and civil liberties groups to come together and work with Congress and the executive branch to make sure our privacy is ensured.

    It's painfully clear by now that law enforcement wants to operate without restraints. That simply cannot work in a democratic society.

    That said, the People must accept the fact that we'll never be totally safe. It's impossible in an open society.

    "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." - 17th-century French clergyman and statesman Cardinal Richelieu.

    by markthshark on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 01:09:36 PM PDT

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    •  Now, for the grand prize, (1+ / 0-)
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      which group might actually support ensuring our privacy?

      It's time for the tech companies, telecoms and civil liberties groups to come together and work with Congress and the executive branch to make sure our privacy is ensured.
      Boonus, what percentage is one-fifth?

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 02:48:41 PM PDT

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      •  That's a whole other question... (2+ / 0-)
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        which group might actually support ensuring our privacy?
        More voter participation would help though.

        "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." - 17th-century French clergyman and statesman Cardinal Richelieu.

        by markthshark on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:00:58 PM PDT

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