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Spooky: How NSA's Surveillance Algorithms See Into Your Life 211

Posted by timothy
from the spitzer's-the-expert-on-personal-intrusion dept.
SmartAboutThings writes "A quite scary talk show with former NSA employees — now whistle blowers — Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe, and William Binney reveals that the NSA has algorithms that go through data gathered about us and they can basically 'see into our lives.' And this seems to be going on especially since the Patriot Act has removed the statutory requirement that the government prove a surveillance target under FISA is a non-U.S. citizen and agent of a foreign power." Binney's HOPE keynote has more detail on how the NSA watches people.
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Spooky: How NSA's Surveillance Algorithms See Into Your Life

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  • by DarkOx (621550) on Tuesday July 24, 2012 @12:34PM (#40751403) Journal

    A true libertarian would be FOR environmental regs, because "your right to swing your fist stops where my nose begins".

    No. A True Libertarian would argue the government should NOT have environmental regs. It should have courts, where you can sue someone whose activities are having spill over effects harming your person or property. That court should either force them stop or fairly compensate you.

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