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[The Guardian] XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

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A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.

A long read with charts and pics of the surveillance computer program's screens.


Edited by thegreatsquare - 8/1/13 at 4:48am
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Total and utter crap.
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hah. today's senate hearing should be a blast to hear or read about.
    
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The ONLY positive I could see with this type of search is if it is used to find those that are looking at illegal content in the US. Outside of helping track down some sickos and saving lives of kids in trafficking, I don't know any positive spin that could be put on this to make it seem legit. I am sure the Senate will find a way to justify it though, they always do.
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The ONLY positive I could see with this type of search is if it is used to find those that are looking at illegal content in the US. Outside of helping track down some sickos and saving lives of kids in trafficking, I don't know any positive spin that could be put on this to make it seem legit. I am sure the Senate will find a way to justify it though, they always do.

your avatar says it all lol.
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I just want to know why the USA Government and related sectors think they have the right to control the world in any way they can.
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Not surprised that everything is collected but my god, just imagine how expensive this program must be run? I mean to store virtually every single move everyone does on the internet? The costs for running this must be astronomical.
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The ONLY positive I could see with this type of search is if it is used to find those that are looking at illegal content in the US. Outside of helping track down some sickos and saving lives of kids in trafficking, I don't know any positive spin that could be put on this to make it seem legit. I am sure the Senate will find a way to justify it though, they always do.

Except the fact that this still isn't helping catch the bad guys...They are just collecting information because they can.
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Not surprised that everything is collected but my god, just imagine how expensive this program must be run? .

this. tax payers money thrown at I.T contractors and specialists for this must be into the millions but over time im sure that will become billions.

the reasons are pure Orwellian no other, sorry to say this people but America think they own the world. If they are free to continue this stuff then the world and the internet (including tech forums especially ) will be a very dull place indeed.
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Not surprised that everything is collected but my god, just imagine how expensive this program must be run? I mean to store virtually every single move everyone does on the internet? The costs for running this must be astronomical..

...and can you imagine the glut of 2nd hand info storage units that could be created if they ended the program?
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...and can you imagine the glut of 2nd hand info storage units that could be created if they ended the program?

the data will get compromised no question.

obvious ways 1. dodgy deals with big corps 2. dodgy contractors personal vendettas 3. old hard discs and equipment go missing with millions of peoples online ID information onto the black market

the scandals from this will echo for years to come!!
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