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Should Microsoft and Google stand up and oppose the NSA publicly? Will doing nothing work?

The big Media Story today is about a Whistle-Blower who is hiding and
may soon to be captured and returned to the US for Arrest and Trial.

The exposure of NSA spying tactics of forcing Microsoft and Google,
as well as a number of other Internet Providers, both here and abroad, to provide User Records has put this nation's Internet Users on guard.

The NSA's current program PRISM has now been shown to have been
used to invade and capture information from friendly foreign nations.

We are Americans. We claim to be Free. However, in the
last 20 years things have been changing. Can we afford to stay
out of the mess?
What I wrote, although it sounds like an hyperbole, is anything but.

I refer to CNN's presentation on July 17th's video of the US Congress
having a hearing with the Deputy Director's of the Department's of Justice, DOJ, the DIA, the National Security Agency, NSA. and one other.

In the 3 .8 hour Congressional Committee's hearing, members asked pointed
questions and received evasive answers, with promises made that a secret
session would be more appropriate to answer their queries.

The queries by the Congressmen and Congresswomen were to the point
of why the NSA and other such agencies were conducting surveillances'
of US citizens, with partner corporations, collecting said US citizen's information from the telephone (cell phone) calls, email messages, and otherwise, that had been placed and received, and specifically without the knowledge and/or permission of said US citizens, in violation of two of the amendments to the US Constitution, plainly illegal acts.

Hyperbole, not hardly.

I found on my operating system, evidence of the NSA's Prism program.
Regardless of your opinion, please take a few minutes and
respond. ..Your input is necessary. ..Stand up, be fearless.


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      • Jul 12 2013: There are 6 or 7 major nations trying to control the internet as I write.
        some of those nations already have strong controls in place.

        Apparently they realized the end of "babble" and the birth of worldwide
        communication was a prelude to the end of geographical governments.

        To end that threat, these governments co-opted Microsoft, Google, Adobe,
        and Yahoo, and many more not yet revealed.

        Today their medium is the NSA's Data Mining Prism Program. They have
        other programs in place.

        The hints of something not being kosher, has started to appear. The Hearld news
        about San Francisco Presidio DOD employees being restricted from searching
        certain sites on the internet is but one example.

        Invasion by internet of EU computers has caused France's President to show his
        disgust, by stopping trade with the EU and the US for a 2 week period.

        When the current administration was unable to get new laws passed by congress
        that would provide controls over the internet, they merely sic'd the NSA on us and
        the EU nations that have been friendly to us.

        You folks can make your own decisions. You have a Whistle-Blower who has just
        risked his life and future to cry wolf, for you all. For God's sake listen.
    • Jul 13 2013: I recently read the recent differences between
      the old Adobe Reader EULA
      and the newer Adobe's and Acrobat;s EULA's.
      ..Sparked my interest immediately.
      ..These providers are closing the port-holes.

      ..Be aware people that our free internet is being changed.
      ...We've had a heyday, now something else has been added.
      ... put your reading glasses on and read.
      ...Set the old EULA's besides the new ones and compare.
      ...You will never want to click on "I agree" again.
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        • Jul 14 2013: TED FRIEND
          Sounds good, but in actual fact it doesn't work that way.
          You and I both know it.

          Times are changing.
          I am looking at the IBM OS, just to move away from MS.
          I may go with p2p if after I check things out and it looks ok.
          MS pings my event about 5 times a minute 24/7/365.
          I have been eliminating programs until thing get back to
          normal. I can wipe the HD and reload, but why?
          I had a perfectly good XP for 10 years, and then my
          daughter gave me Win7 as a gift. Arrrrrugh !!!

          I have a Seagate backup but when I install a new OS
          I will still have to inspect each file for who knows what.
          Thank you NSA.
    • Jul 16 2013: This is "pie-in-the-sky", typical American efforts to stop spying and "quick-fix" dream solutions so easily and ignorantly espoused by the uninformed.
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        • Jul 17 2013: TED FRIEND you were not replying to me but --
          You've won the HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD award for
          briefly explaining the solution.

          Problem is we have to wake a nation.
          Going to be hard.
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        • Jul 17 2013: TED FRIEND

          Dang it Ted, you've beat me to the idea.
          Here I am riding a bus to ask people about the NSA,
          and getting quizzical looks. You, on the other hand
          know what to do.

          Now we need to find the guys or gals who can reach
          Oprah and the rest of those social giants and talk them
          into carrying the ball a few yards. Am I on the right track?

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