Sources: Der Spiegel , 
quote: And yet the huddled masses in America appear relatively apathetic to the same kinds of intrusions that their ancestors labeled as tyranny. The majority -- for now -- appears content to surrender their freedom for a small measure of safety.
quote: No, the problem is the masses aren't even aware of the issue. Most people aren't reading tech sites, and major news outlets aren't reporting enough about it. As far as the people who are concerned - if you look at any recent poll or the digital rights groups that are fighting back, both clearly show that people are neither content nor apathetic.
quote: If you are overly concerned with the NSA surveillance.you're likely,a. a criminalb. ashamed of what you're involved in.c. prone to illusions of grandeur. (thinking the nsa is actually interested in your daily activities)
quote: Or maybe plenty of us are well aware how the world operates and this comes as no surprise. Do I think it violates the spirit of the constitution? Yes. Do I honestly care that it does? No. Until such a time as people are having the government drop by and execute a search and seizure of their private residence without a search warrant, I'm not concerned. The constitution wasn't written with the Internet in mind. Do not compare sniffing internet traffic with kicking in someone's door and taking their household goods at gunpoint. The latter of which is what the constitution was written to protect you against.
quote: (Well, unless he's an NSA comment board troll. LOL.)
quote: "If you don't have anything to hide, why worry about the NSA spying on you?"
quote: One such program is dubbed "COTTONMOUTH" and involves the installation of a malicious USB "hardware implant".
quote: I mean I realized what you are reporting on is shocking and disturbing, but I think it's written a little on the dramatic side...
quote: Why bring history into the picture at all except to add drama?
quote: Why bring history into the picture
quote: we've forgotten it or worst
quote: It may be re-interpreted to a point at different times by different groups
quote: Just ask the leaders of the the American Indian Nations (Oops sorry Native Americans).
quote: current historical data about them being nearly wiped from existence through a variety of atrocious practices is inaccurate?
quote: History is always re-written, whether it's by those who made it in retrospect or those who put a different slant on it because perception changes.
quote: Regardless, gotta do something about this stuff that keeps being revealed, start using our democratic/republic rights. Gotta start electing representatives who have the balls to defend this country but without sacrificing the Constitution.
quote: This administration may not have started most of the spying programs, but they have certainly shown the most willingness to use it on US citizens for political reasons.
quote: Am I the only one that doesn't really care about any of this? Tap my lines, intercept my txts, emails, internet, etc. So? I have nothing to hide and I know these people don't know me and they don't have time (or care) to read about my boring life.
quote: As long as their snooping doesn't get in my way or slow me down then whatever.
quote: I have nothing to hide and I know these people don't know me and they don't have time (or care) to read about my boring life.
quote: Am I the only one that doesn't really care about any of this? Tap my lines, intercept my txts, emails, internet, etc. So? I have nothing to hide and I know these people don't know me and they don't have time (or care) to read about my boring life.As long as their snooping doesn't get in my way or slow me down then whatever. If they catch some bad guys or terrorists then it's worth it. Don't put anything out there...ANYWHERE... that you don't want the world to know and you'll be fine. And that holds true for facebook or anywhere.
quote: What no article about the Judge who ruled almost everything the NSA is doing is legal thanks to the FISA Act passed under the Bush administration? Didn't think so, you fucking pieces of shit.