Don't worry, the government has been reading your emails too.

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    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    It's official, with no warrant, no demand letters, nothing, the government has been stealing audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs from 9 leading US internet companies... for the last 6 years.

    Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple

    Have an email with one of them? Or, have you emailed someone with an account with one of them?

    1. Josak profile image59
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Patriot act *sigh* sucks.

    2. GA Anderson profile image82
      GA Andersonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oops.... you might want to recheck your sources.

      Apparently the "leak" was an inaccurate Power Point presentation.

      Google has this statement saying "It ain't so"
      https://plus.google.com/u/0/10941225723 … LKWUPfJSXK

      Matt Cutts, also from Google links this CNet report that further appears to debunk the claims:
      http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57588 … companies/

      So now it appears to be a choice of who to believe - The Government... or Google

      I vote Google.

      But note, I have not researched this and am taking Google's folks word for it.

      GA

  2. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 5 years ago

    OMG. Now the Government is going to know ALL ABOUT my devilled eggs. I'm F*rked!

    1. profile image72
      Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      See, that's not the point.  So many people discount this violation of privacy by saying they have nothing to hide.  I have nothing to hide too, but that doesn't mean I want the government listening to me and watching what I do.  That's creepy.

  3. profile image0
    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    It saddens me that people simply don't care. They don't care about liberty. They don't care about privacy. They don't care about rights. They don't care about the Constitution. They don't care about unlimited government.

    1. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You think this email and phone stuff is messed up? think about what you DON'T know that's going on. That's a lot scarier in my opinion.

    2. profile image48
      Lie Detectorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh they care, don't you remember them going nuts when Bush was in charge? Now that Obama has done the exact same thing and put in overdrive its ok.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Not one person I know believes that.

        What I find funny is people like Rand Paul acting all shocked and say they didn't know about it, yet voted to renew it.

        1. profile image72
          Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well, now you know another.  It was wrong for Bush to do it, but it's okay for Obama?

          1. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Man, this gets old.  No, it is NOT okay for Obama to do it, either.  It's mind-boggling for us who were warning people about it years ago to see the sudden outrage when it's Obama's turn to utilize the policies put in place during the Cheney/Bush era.  Where were you then?

            Oh, let me guess, you didn't like it then, either.  roll

            1. Reality Bytes profile image78
              Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I was redpilled by mass-murdering Janet Reno!  It was at this time that I realized that the Federal government would kill an individual/s and not be punished for it.  It has been a steady decline since then!

              https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRij9M-fpxl5IkgppovQ5tmvI8mPd9Dc5rhza6SKx1HLJq35OwY

            2. profile image48
              Lie Detectorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You know what gets old?

              The continuous "Bush did it"

              Obama is worse than Bush, in every way.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Actually, what is happening here is some of you are saying we (we being liberals, I assume) don't care because Obama is doing it and we (those of us who did care when it first happened and still care now)  are saying why didn't you care when Bush did it?  It's hard to maintain outrage for 7 years, you know.

                Remember, this whole topic came up because people are outraged that it is happening under Obama's watch.  Pointing out that it was instituted under Bush's watch, with many liberals vocally opposing it at the time, is a perfectly rational and reasonable response.

                I suppose you want us to thank conservatives for finally caring?  roll

            3. profile image72
              Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              ?

              Did you not read my post where I said I was against it then too? 

              You see, I supported/support Bush in many different ways, but I am not like the typical Obot who has to support Obama no matter what.  I did and do say when I disagree with George Bush.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Uh huh.  I'll take you at your word.

                I've never met an Obot.  Who would that be again?

                1. profile image72
                  Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I get it. You read my post but want to question my integrity.  I don't compromise my integrity to make a point.  It's not worth it; I'm not some fickle person whose views fluctuate from day to day.  I have always been opposed to our government spying on American citizens.  You can see some of my posts on drones and other related topics.  By the way, I liked George Bush, but that doesn't mean that I do/did support all of his policies.  I can't say that I fully support any politician's policies.

                  An Obot is a person who automatically believes anything Obama says.  He/she must defend everything he says, does, or thinks, regardless of whether or not they believe he is right.  Yes, there are people who do this in both parties.  I did not coin the phrase.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    You're right.  I don't know you so I  should assume you are accurately describing you beliefs.  I apologize.

                    But, in my defense, I live in the reddest part of a red state and hardly anyone here will admit to voting for George W. Bush when I'm quite certain he won my county by over 80% of the vote.  Can you understand my skepticism?  And now, these same people are outraged over the NSA having access to phone data.

    3. Zelkiiro profile image94
      Zelkiiroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not that people don't care. It's that people know that it's beyond their reach to change.

      The only way it will change is by either a miraculous 180 from everyone involved or violently disemboweling everyone involved. And the mountains of bodyguards make the latter unlikely.

      Also, oh no now the government can see the D&D characters I mailed to my friend so that he could print them out! The horror!

      1. innersmiff profile image71
        innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Stop paying taxes - done.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    As far as we know (today) Hub Pages is safe, though.
    Don't know what emoticon to put here.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Lindsey Graham is "glad" about something -- anything -- being done by this administration?
    Well smack my a$$ and call me Sally!


    [url]http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/06/lindsey-graham-im-a-verizon-customer-i-dont-mind-them-giving-my-records-to-the-nsa-because-im-not-talking-to-terrorists/[url]

  6. bBerean profile image60
    bBereanposted 5 years ago

    Technological simulation of omniscience and omnipresence is prerequisite to "most high" status.  So far so good.  Once mastered, a form of omnipotence can be simulated as well.  All feeble compared to the real deal, but you do what you can.  wink

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    If the government is reading my e-mails they're going to be bored stiff. "All this guy does is talk about Black Sabbath with his dorky friends!"

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    what should we do?

 
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