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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?
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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.
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Regardless of your opinion, please take a few minutes and
respond. ..Your input is necessary. ..Stand up, be fearless.

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    Jul 17 2013: Frank, That big brother is watching is nothing new. When you get a "store card", lets say grocery card, it matches what you buy to your name, how often you buy, etc.... almost every company "sells" you name, age, address, etc ... mailing lists are big business.

    NSA could not, without great expense, collect all of the information you put on the web daily. Had a fight with your other ... post it ... had a finder bender ... post it ... got drunk .. post it ... hate your job / boss / whatever ... post it.

    We are willing victims. Why does the State Department have over 500 "media" departments. They spent 600K just to update their image. They want to tell you what to think ... and it works ... because you let them.

    Some say this is intrusion ... how .... no one told you to put your life and everything that happens out there. Talk loud in a small area and then accuse people of eaves dropping .. silly.

    Of course you are being monitored and used ... but you allowed it and made it all possible.

    It doesn't make it all okay on the part of government or corporations ... but you need to take charge of your own life also. You don't want junk mail ... don't provide the info that makes it possible. Ask the right questions.

    Be pro active ... don't blame google, Microsoft, etc ... you put it out there. Stop.

    I wish you well. Bob.
    • Jul 17 2013: Robert, thank you.

      You've got the wrong guy.
      I don't have store-purchase memberships. I use Mickey Mouse.
      He is never challenged. No one reads those application forms.

      I love my Privacy. TED conversations might be a threat, but if I can
      find the code when I take apart the Appliance's and code that NSA uses,
      I will sue them 'til hell freezes over. Those bastards will have it coming.
      And Obama better stop this nonsense right now.

      There's been a law suit filed yesterday against these nuts.
      The filers are not your regular types, but they have taken the first step.
      Kudos for them.

      No one should blame the people for the foul deeds inflicted upon them by
      their government and by those same politicians they themselves elected.

      We should blame our President (in hiding) and his Administration, along with
      a Congress (in hiding) for creating a such a mess, and for a total lack of over-
      sight, and finally for embarrassing we Americans throughout the world.

      In years gone by:
      South Americans spit on Nixon and yelled "Yankee go home !!"
      They won the HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD award,
      Today, they get my vote.
      John Kerry has a real job to do.
      He may thank Hillary, but I doubt it.

      I have been advocating cleaning up Washington DC for years.
      Time to clean house. Does the word RECALL mean anything to you?

      We should and can blame those Computer and Phone manufacturers for
      misleading us all, in an atmosphere dedicated to security updates and soft
      sales pitches, soothingly saying we can protect you and your data from
      outside attack, when knowingly telling us, their customers, "Complete Lies".

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