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What the N.S.A. Should be Doing

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posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 05:00 PM
After thinking about it, I think the N.S.A. should be keeping all of our phone records and data in unopened containers for later use. Feel free to disagree -

However, in order to be opened, the data would need to have probable cause, a warrant, etc.

Think of it this way. My friend and I have been working on a prototype device for around 3-5 years now, and one of the companies we worked with violated our Non-Disclosure Agreement and has proceeded to pursue the technology themselves -

Technology that, when we were working on it, was of the kind where other scientists scoffed and insulted us for it.

Why can't we get the phone records and e-mail records in order to hold the other business accountable for their actions, exactly? Or can we? Or is this a situation where we know they did something wrong but it's a game of hide-and-seek? Or is it better just to play nice?

What do you guys think? Should the N.S.A. get involved in criminal or civil corporate and political proceedings, if a third party approaches them for access to their data?
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posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 05:12 PM
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You can press charges against the companies that violated your non-disclosure agreement and apply to subpena the phone company for their records and have them turn over relevant emails.

But the Govt. should definitely not be keeping that information on hand.

posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 05:44 PM
In a perfect world where that information was only available in civil disputes or criminal proceedings which came about in a legal fashion for warrants and arrests it could be a great system. However, the likelihood of this being used the way it's intended is nil to none.

Imagine a world where we could just plug ourselves into a computer to replay memories and past experiences. Would this be used in a court of law which gave infallible testimony by replaying our thoughts and experiences, and would it be generally accepted by people and government alike?

The answer is probably, no. Even if it were made to be 100% accurate, so many would fight it simply because they do not want an infallible system.

It's like the speed radar traps which have been set up in various places. In many, people complained because it was too accurate, too good at its designated job. The simple fact is that the majority of drivers go over the speed limit, and the laws or regulations that govern speeding are not only unrealistic, but probably nonsense at their very core, as it's been shown that many are just money grabs for the government.

The government needs tax money, and because it can't just levy a tax it taxes people who commit or get caught for social faux pas. The system works in a variety of ways. But if it works too well, then people get upset at the system.

I think deep down everyone realizes that no one is perfect.

posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 09:55 PM
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Awesome. Discussion had. Thanks.

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