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EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify 177

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from the everybody's-doing-it dept.
Qedward writes with word that the EU Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee published the draft of their report on the impact of dragnet surveillance by the NSA on EU citizens (PDF). Quoting CIO: "... Members of the European Parliament say that it is 'very doubtful that data collection of such magnitude is only guided by the fight against terrorism,' and that there may be other motives such as political and economic espionage. The document urges EU countries to take legal action against the breach of their sovereignty perpetrated through such mass surveillance programs." The same committee voted today to allow Edward Snowden to testify before them in a special hearing.
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EU Committee Issues Report On NSA Surveillance; Snowden To Testify

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  • by zlives (2009072) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @01:08PM (#45907677)

    nope false alert, not gonna happen.

  • Re:Where? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by gstoddart (321705) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @01:13PM (#45907737) Homepage

    Snowden will absolutely be captured if he appears in any of these places and would be a great fool to testify there.

    Or, if they're going to have him testify, they have diplomats collect him and bring him in on a plain covered by immunity, move him around in diplomatic cars, and house him in diplomatic residences.

    Do you *really* think that it is impossible to basically "fuck you" and bring him there safely if there's the political will?

  • so says (Score:5, Insightful)

    by pablo_max (626328) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @01:46PM (#45908099)

    So says the man from America. The country who's population literally could not care less that their own government is spying on them as well AND systematically removing their rights and dismantling their constitution.
    But you go on and talk about how stupid and cowardly we in the EU are. After all, we can see how strong your back bone is. After all, it is not we who have the backbones to bomb brown people "into freedom".

  • Re:so says (Score:3, Insightful)

    by cold fjord (826450) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @02:12PM (#45908539)

    After all, it is not we who have the backbones to bomb brown people "into freedom".

    As in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and Syria?

    Here is a tip for you. Over the years, Europeans, just like Americans and various Asian nations, have demonstrated their willingness to bomb people of all colors for many reasons, including to make their lands a colony, and lately to free them. It is happening right now.

    Your sense of superiority is based on mistaken ideas, bad history, and bile.

  • Re:Perhaps (Score:4, Insightful)

    by davester666 (731373) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @03:16PM (#45909501) Journal

    I think you have that reversed.

    Some of us are incensed, the rest are apathetic to how our government is acting as the USA's poodle.

  • Re:Perhaps (Score:4, Insightful)

    by WilliamBaughman (1312511) on Thursday January 09, 2014 @03:39PM (#45909797)
    Have you visited the Stasi museum in Leipzig? I've been and I recommend it. I think those people you know have good reason to be outraged at the spying revelations and cancel their trips beyond the fear that the TSA will confiscate their property, intrude on their documents, or abuse them.

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