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My reaction -- that's why I practically fell out of my chair -- was that from all the connections I saw, they were basically sweeping up, vacuum-cleaning the Internet through all the data, sweeping it all into this secret room. ... It's the sort of thing that very intrusive, repressive governments would do, finding out about everybody's personal data without a warrant. I knew right away that this was illegal and unconstitutional, and yet they were doing it.

So I was not only angry about it; I was also scared, because I knew this authorization came from very high up -- not only high up in AT&T, but high up in the government. So I was in a bit of a quandary as to what to do about it, but I thought this should be halted.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...ews/klein.html
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post #2 of 23
sounds like the guys is just trying to get famous lol
post #3 of 23
Nothing new. We've known this for years.
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post #4 of 23
BIg deal.

Funny avatar though, Less Than Jake. Did I do thaaaaat? XD
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post #5 of 23
ANOTHER anti-goverment thread???

Guys, enough is enough. Go overclock something.
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The EFF is currently suing AT&T over this. You can find info on the case here. The government as well as AT&T have tried numerous times to get the case dismissed but it seems that it might just come to a ruling
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Already known by most people. But, as pointed out in the article: we're too apathetic to do something about it.
     
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Already known by most people. But, as pointed out in the article: we're too apathetic to do something about it.
Yeah pretty much...

I figure that if the government finally comes after me for something that they would've only known by spying on me then I'll rise up to the occasion...I'm kind of like a bear, I only eat you alive if you poke me with a stick.

But if anyone figures that the "Constitution" protects us they're just living in a fantasy world.

Also, just a thought, if you don't like ISPs looking at what you're doing on their network (What a concept) then dont get on the network? lol

We're all guilty of something, whats your guys' secret?
    
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Also, just a thought, if you don't like ISPs looking at what you're doing on their network (What a concept) then dont get on the network? lol

We're all guilty of something, whats your guys' secret?
Oh noes! But without the network, I won't have access to Windows hotfixes, or WoW, or wikipedia! The only sites I could get into would be TPB and chinese ones!
     
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Oh noes! But without the network, I won't have access to Windows hotfixes, or WoW, or wikipedia! The only sites I could get into would be TPB and chinese ones!
exactly lol
    
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