Sources: Reuters [on Huffington Post], ACLU [PDF], Google, Mark Zuckerberg
quote: What did this program do to prevent BOSTON!!! Not a thing, and they are liars, and power mad wannabe tyrants. Stand up to this BS!
quote: He is a traitor. He exposed sensitive information to the enemy, the American public. Therefore the government is at war with the American people.Boehner knows what he's doing. He's picked a side.
quote: It only applies to U.S. Citizens. The small text under this entire fiasco is that only Foreigners (Non-U.S.) are the targets.
quote: the custodian of records shall produce to the National Security Agency (NSA)...all call detail records or "telephony metadata" created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States and abroad (ii) wholly in the United States, including local telephone calls.
quote: I don't know why I'm bothering anyway, it is quite clear most people can't look at this situation objectively and sort out the facts. It will probably be months before we get to that point. You aren't helping with the massive amount of sensationalist spin in this article. Stick with the facts and not big media's spin on those facts.
quote: Foreigners are the target and you haven't a clue what you are talking about with FISA.
quote: Both ends of a communication need not be foreign. If a communication originates or terminates in a foreign land, it's fair game.
quote: I’m quite ok with that, however the snooping programs put in place do not discriminate between citizens or non-citizens. They are analyzing everyone’s communications, and it’s unconstitutional.
quote: Terrorists are the targets today. And you're OK with that because you are not a terrorist.Then tomorrow, someone says...
quote: you can’t just ignore the constitution
quote: CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he wouldn't cave to spying requests like Verizon did.
quote: Private companies are not allowed to send armed thugs to break down my door if the government does not like what I have to say.
quote: Snowden said he sought refuge in Hong Kong because of its “strong tradition of free speech.”
quote: Text“I have had many opportunities to flee HK, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong’s rule of law,” he told the paper.