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NSA: White House task force recommends surveillance curbs

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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Thought I would post this for you guys. Nothing amazingly new about it but my initial thoughts that maybe, just maybe, this could be the start of reigning in the NSA.


However it is just an advisor committee. Whether or not Obama will follow or not is another question. I think he may do. But you never really know with this situation.


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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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The joke is that any curbing or even cancelling of the program means nothing.

They’ll look you in the eye and say “we wont do this anymore” and proceed to continue as if nothing has changed.

Committee findings, court rulings, presidential decrees, etc… mean absolutely nothing.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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Great point!

Once a liar always a liar right!



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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I think it's another White House red herring.

They just want to put some people at ease and make it look like somebody is doing something.

There's billions of dollars at stake.

The surveillance will actually increase.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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Golly... A committee came up with recommendations. I see.

I feel all better now and the problem is solved. Why can't every situation of years of institutional abuse be wrapped up so neatly??

...../sarcasm

What was the point of this exercise aside from paying some people to think up a new way of pacifying the public? This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what is required here. Not even a warm up or a joke, IMO.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 12:01 PM
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Yeah... uh-huh. And that new multi- billion dollar data center in Utah will be left to return to the elements... this advisory committee will stop it... or at least curb it... right?

But there's an easy way out of this... just don't write or speak anything on electronic media that might be construed as anti-gov or imply breaking ANY of the hundreds of thousands of laws or have ANY embarrassing content... simple.

And hope your past communications going back to the early eighties are clean, too.
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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I was wondering when the "LIST" would be released.

I believe the MOST important one is ... "Halting spy agencies' efforts to undermine commercial encryption methods".

ALL the "Tools" that are USED and ABUSED ... NOW! EXIST ... ( and/or not going away ).

The "Temptation" to use these "Tools" is probably TOO BIG of a "Temptation" to simply ... Poo-Poo-Away ( and/or DUMP ).

"WHOLE WORLD is SPY!'n HARD"

IF they are REALLY SERIOUS about "Privacy Rights" ( and not interested in "content" ) then at least DO this ... ONE.

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On a "Side-Note" ...

I would "Guess" that there are Key-Loggers ( or other recording devices ) already built-in to EXISTING Operating-Systems ( and various programs associated code ) that would need to be Addressed and Considered ... ( and I COULD More-Easily "TRUST" Open-Source in this area ).


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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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thisguyrighthere
The joke is that any curbing or even cancelling of the program means nothing.

They’ll look you in the eye and say “we wont do this anymore” and proceed to continue as if nothing has changed.

Committee findings, court rulings, presidential decrees, etc… mean absolutely nothing.


Indeed. You'd think people would have learned by now that you couldn't believe these people if they told you snow is cold.



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