Mass protests planned over web NSA spying revelations

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    Over the past month, there has been a lot of backlash over the recent revelations of mass surveillance being carried out by the NSA against American citizens, foreign embassies and more. Quite a few people have decided to take action with a petition calling for full disclosure of the US's "spying" programmes as well as a real-world protest set to occur this Thursday.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23160309
     
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    Not quite sure this is USN territory but I will leave it alone for the time being.

    Personally I had kind of always assumed this was happening (technically speaking it is expensive but not necessarily hard) and decided "peh, not like there is anything that can be done really". Watching the realisation in some others has proven to be amusing though.
     
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    I don't really care as long as I can pirate and browse everywhere I want to go. I don't have any terrorist intentions too, so I really really really really doubt they'll check my facebook/mail/whatever. I just don't care basically
     
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    Did people just realize they're being watched?
     
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    But it is very tempting to simply tell those who are spying to piss off and go to hell :lol:
     
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    Hmm...I wasn't too worried about privacy, as I'm compensating that for having a lousy and boring life. But the development of the Snowden case is getting pretty disturbing.

    I mean...America stops the private Jet plane of the Bolivian president, solely based on the RUMOR that that guy was on board.

    Seriously, USA...WTF is this shit? The guy is a former NSA-employee who isn't even charged with a crime. You know damn well that's an act that has huge international consequences*. If that's a risk you're willing to take...then what kind of information does this guy have?


    So yeah...I'm glad these protests are there. I was thinking of saying "they're hunting that poor guy as if he was a terrorist"...but I kinda get the feeling that in a way, he's hunted even MORE than terrorists (remember: in the aftermath of 9/11, some prominent Saudi families were put on a plane home by the US government).






    *for reference: suppose Belgium flagged down Air Force one because there MAY HAVE BEEN an ex-employee on board. You would have nuked us off the earth.
     
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    Even I don't like my own government, they're full of self-entitled, self-conscious douchebags who get upset just because an ex-NSA employee calls them out on something they knew they were doing was wrong. They're just butt-hurt and they seriously need to grow the hell up and realize that we, the people, will not tolerate this s**t.
     
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    Does anyone ever like their government?
     
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    No one I know of.
     
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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/shady-companies-nsa/all/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/israelis-bugged-the-us-for-the-nsa-2013-6

    http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_...nals-Behind-the-NSA-Spy-Scandal_printer.shtml



    snowdens "revelations" in glen greenwalds piece in the guaridian were not exactly any revelation at all, in fact the government had just admitted on CNN that it not only collects metadata but that it also records ALL digital communications just a week or two before glen greenwalds piece in the guardian , so its not exactyl breaking news or a secret




     
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    Oh look, the government is being a bunch of butt-hurt retards. Why am I not surprised?
     
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    Americans seemed pretty pleased to hear Obama say Osama Bin Laden was dead, so much so that they chanted "U-S-A" like they were world supremacists. Not sure if that's them liking the government, or their own stupidity.
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    USA spies on the web.
    If that wasn't bloody obvious.

    Pretty much every American action film made involves spying and what not.

    I'll just continue like nothing has happened like I did a year ago.
     
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    Exactly. It's already out and in the open. I can understand why your government wants to capture him (even though I completely disagree with it), but damaging your international reputation for it is something I don't get. It's not like arresting him for revealing ugly truths is somehow going to make people un...know these things.

    (oh, and...sorry, but I don't have the time to read all your sources right now. My apologies if this was already in the media you provided :( )
     
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    Precisely. Snowden tattled on the government's wrongdoing and they want to silence him. Sounds like an ideal situation between a bully and a small fourth-grader on the playground; you know it's not going to end well