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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 18 2013: Kate Blake 50+
    TED didn't put up a "Reply" thingy.

    I don't know anyway to get a hold of Oprah to get her support.
    But I will give it my best.

    My problem is that I got rid my TV 4 or 5 years back when the
    commercials outweighed the programs.
    Never missed it. Not even during the NFL season.
    I like Aussie Football better anyway.
    Computers are great for spectator sports, as commercials have
    yet to make their ugly impact.

    It would be so nice to have Congress re-work our system of commerce.
    Ours is old, out of date, slow, and ripe with corruption.
    Limited Liability Laws, the carrot and the stick for Corporations.
    What garbage.

    I think I may have been sent back in time.
    This has to be a nightmare.

    I wonder what the NSA likes.
    Can you imagine reading all that stuff.
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      • Jul 18 2013: Kate Blake 50+ Yes Miss Kate...
        Thank you for the information. I had no idea.
        Oprah's had a great show for years, and I think
        I may have watched it twice, for a few minutes.

        I am solitary as an old Moose, standing on the top
        of a singular hillock, under a lone tree, with his head
        twisted upside down to eat the choicest of leafs.

        We old Moosey's seldom watch TV. But I will ask
        my daughter to help. ..She runs the Internet Service
        Provider Digital Putty. ..But her politics differ from mine.
        Drat !!! ..The good part is I get free service. lol

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