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In response to the recent revelations of massive, secret surveillance programs conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA), organizations, businesses, and activists across the country are taking action. On Tuesday, Mozilla announced that it has assembled a broad coalition of almost 100 groups and individuals aimed at …

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Thank You

ACLU, Mozilla, EFF and everyone on board -- THANK YOU! Please, everyone consider donating even a few pounds, euros or dollars to these organizations, especially you American readers out there!

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Re: Thank You

And to our elected representatives (who "knew all about this"), charged with oversight of the intelligence services, a big _digitus impudicus_ for doing f*ck all to keep them in their place. Thanks for nothing, boys.

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WTF?

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"ACLU, Mozilla, EFF and everyone on board -- THANK YOU! Please, everyone consider donating even a few pounds, euros or dollars to these organizations, especially you American readers out there!"

Why would anyone outside USA be grateful for this?

Hint: The article title is:

Mozilla, ACLU, others join fight against NSA domestic spying

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007 Bond ........ and .......who is the US really spying on....?

Realistically the ACLU / EFF and others haven't got a shot against the might and secrecy of the NSA. Electronic privacy is dead, and all future rights to liberties and privacy are being systematically crushed. This is where its at, and sadly things can only get worse from here. We've all been lamenting FB and Google spying for advertising dollars, and now this?

I've decided to take a holiday from the internet. At the very least get off the US giants i.e. anything US hosted, assuming that's an option, and migrate back to smaller, local, non-us based services.... Why bother?... For no other reason than making a micro statement....

I'm a fan of the film 'Body of Lies'. Its a much better '007 Bond' for today's world. And although its fiction it has merits in reality in how it shows the perception of terrorists. In short, they perceive us as like fighting enemies from the future. Therefore they retreat away from technology and modern means of communication and return to old school non-electronic guerrilla fighting tactics. I imagine fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan's wars had aspects being fought out this way. If so, who is the US really spying on?

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Yeah, right

The ACLU is a bunch of jerks grandstanding every chance they get. You don't read too much about all of the lawsuits they file and end of losing, do you? They ain't protected anything but their own existence.

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Yo Cletus, your momma says to get off the computer thingy and come skin some roadkill.

Can you hear the banjos?

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I hear them, and I am paddling as fast as I can to escape!

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Actually yes, the local paper does carry stories about lawsuits the ACLU has won *and* lost.

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I say, chaps

Could you be so kind as to extend ...make it clear that blanket surveillance of US residents is against the law... to include those whose data just happens to be resident in the USA? We'd be ever so grateful.

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Re: I say, chaps

Sorry, inalienable rights provided by the great and powerful Creator stop at the border. That's why we aren't allowed out there without a military escort.

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How times change

1765, colonial America: "no taxation without representation"

2013, rest of world: "no snooping without representation"

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Re: How times change

*Snoopation

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Re: How times change

* Pingas.

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The ACLU is involved now.

Every conservative pressure group will feel obliged to demand more spying, purely out of reflex. The US political landscape is based on two camps in mutual loathing - whatever one does, the other must do the opposite.

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Re: The ACLU is involved now.

So you too noticed that the included list reads like a who's who of Liberal Fascism.

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