The NSA is Watching You More Than You Think

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    Dec 20, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/647/476/239/tell-the-nsa-to-stop-monitoring-online-games/?z00m=20691632
  • MikeW

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    Dec 21, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Not likely. That is to say, I *assume* they are data mining every public on-line activity (among many other things). On a more personal level, I know several 3 letter agencies have files on me for my outspoken criticism of the government over the years. We live in a womb to tomb surveillance society and anyone who doesn't know that simply isn't paying attention.

    ETA: The good news is, for the most part they don't give a fuck what we say or think. We become 'persons of interest' at that juncture where ideas become actions.
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    Dec 21, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    The US spies on everything and everybody - enemies, friends, allies, dead people, etc.

    Every shameful duckface and buck nekkid cockshot anyone has ever snapped is on a server in BFE, Utah.

    Happy fun time, y'all!
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    Dec 21, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    MikeW saidNot likely. That is to say, I *assume* they are data mining every public on-line activity (among many other things). On a more personal level, I know several 3 letter agencies have files on me for my outspoken criticism of the government over the years. We live in a womb to tomb surveillance society and anyone who doesn't know that simply isn't paying attention.

    ETA: The good news is, for the most part they don't give a fuck what we say or think. We become 'persons of interest' at that juncture where ideas become actions.


    This.

    Anyone who has any notion of online privacy is seriously delusional. But also if you think they give a damn about your mundane emails, gaming, or who's gay/cheating/etc...

    They only are going to pay your information any attention if you give the a reason to.
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    Dec 21, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    Actually the NSA is spying on us less than we think - after all the overblown media coverage.

    Privately owned corporations on the other hand definitely ARE spying on us more than we think.
    Facebook and Google are particularly invasive.
    Plus the corporate spying and tracking of our online activities that's being done is not always anonymous.

    Corporate entities that spy on us can access our name, address, personal info (even bank account info) and collate it all together.
    The NSA is by law barred from attaching names to phone numbers - and can only access the name of a particular phone number if they go to court to get a court order.
    The online spying that's being done by corporate entities is not limited by the same restrictions in the laws that have been passed regarding what the NSA is and isn't allowed to do.

    I'd certainly like to see more oversight and protections put in place on the NSA spying and tracking of citizens - but guidelines and restrictions limiting what corporate entities may and may not do when it comes to spying on us and tracking our online activities are FAR more desperately needed.
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    Dec 21, 2013 4:52 AM GMT
    This actually factored heavily into why I told Santa I wanted a PS4 and not an XBox this year. XBox requires you to be online to play a fucking game. Screw that.
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    Dec 21, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    Canadian saidThe US spies on everything and everybody - enemies, friends, allies, dead people, etc.

    Every shameful duckface and buck nekkid cockshot anyone has ever snapped is on a server in BFE, Utah.

    Happy fun time, y'all!


    pretty much, they have enough storage now
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    Dec 21, 2013 6:57 AM GMT
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    Dec 21, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    Does the nsa know which stories I read on nifty?
  • Selfie77

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    Dec 21, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
    I don't care if the NSA is watching or monitoring my phone calls and email. I've got nothing to hide and anyway, my man has got my back.

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    Dec 21, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    SouloGuero saidDoes the nsa know which stories I read on nifty?


    Yes.
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    Dec 21, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    Selfie77 saidI don't care if the NSA is watching or monitoring my phone calls and email. I've got nothing to hide and anyway, my man has got my back.

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    ∆ The most idiotic statement you could possibly make.
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    Dec 21, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    Selfie77 saidI don't care if the NSA is watching or monitoring my phone calls and email. I've got nothing to hide and anyway, my man has got my back.



    Gee. Sounds like something a lot of Germans said back in the 1930's.

    As a foreigner (Canadian) on this site I know that american security agencies are almost certainty logging my posts somewhere. For that matter the equivalent org in Canada is probably doing the same and I'd have to be on drugs if I thought the spy agencies actually gave a f* about any privacy laws.
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    Dec 21, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    I loved the meeting Obama had with all the tech CEOs to deflect the fact the government is collecting all this data and trying to pin it on ATT, Verizon and Google

    hahaha good try Obama
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    Dec 21, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    Peek a boo
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    Dec 21, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Rand Paul will be the only person who will dismantle this monstrosity. I normally don't support libertarian candidates, but the NSA is an exceptional threat to freedom that needs to be dramatically curtailed.