Source: Le Monde
quote: That's not news. That's the only real way to protect against anti-terrorism. You don't just ask someone if they're planning something, you have to spy and gather intel.
quote: What I think we should all care about is if the US govt is abusing this power, or if they have any plans to abuse it.
quote: Are their systems susceptible to thievery?
quote: We care about respective privacy, but still require protection from the abuse of the current system and foreign powers that may become privy to this information.
quote: Foreknowledge on decisions by top key officials can greatly enhance our ability to combat terrorism
quote: During the euro zone debt crisis, for instance, the failure to accurately predict German intention led to the collapse of MF Global. Billions of dollars were lost. The event has also become a rallying point for numerous domestic terrorist groups.
quote: The event has also become a rallying point for numerous domestic terrorist groups.
quote: Actually countries would not have a problem whit the US spying on it citizens if it was only to prevent terrorism, but the problem is that the US is not trusted to do only that, but also use non terror related data that should be trashed will be used for personal (US) economic gain.
quote: Name one instance where spying on Americans stopped an attack. The Obama administration has had ample time to provide such an example. It has not, and can not.
quote: Immaterial. If they have a system that invites abuse whether they're abusing it now or plan to does not preclude future abuse.
quote: All systems are vulnerable to data loss if they are accessible by humans. No system is "hack-proof".