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SPYING ON EVERYONE: Google, Yahoo data caught in dragnet
Oct 31st, 2013 by Warren Swil

Now it’s personal for

almost every internet user

Uber-leaker Edward Snowden deserves a presidential pardon for revealing the spying scandal.

IN A MAJOR development in the government spying scandal, it was revealed Wednesday that not just chancellors and prime ministers are targeted by the NSA.
Advancing the story based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reported that massive data streams are diverted off-shore from Google and Yahoo into government data warehouses.
That makes it personal. For you and me.
Hundreds of millions of people use one or both of the online giants for email. Even if you don’t, email you receive from or send to a Google or Yahoo address could end up in the government’s files.
Are we ready to say, Enough is Enough?


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SPYING SCANDAL: Revelations in France add to US woes

EU FAR AHEAD IN PROTECTING PRIVATE DATA
The revelations about the extent of US government spying on individuals and officials throughout the world keep coming.
The latest embarrassment came Monday in the French newspaper Le Monde, where Glenn Greeenwald revealed massive monitoring of French citizens and government officials.
But the European Union is way ahead of America in recognizing the right to privacy – and doing something about protecting it.
Concerned Americans should take a cue from our European allies and begin to seriously discuss effective measures to put a cap on how, when and why the government can intercept the communications we hitherto thought were private.


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Is the end of personal privacy at hand?

GOVERNMENT SPYING…vs VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OF PRIVACY
The current debate over the Obama administration’s alleged spying on the emails, telephone calls and other electronic communications of Americans and foreigners raises the vital question of the nature of personal privacy the Internet era.
The current brouhaha over government spying on us, however, pales in comparison to what many of us are doing voluntarily, and mostly unwittingly, to ourselves.
Millions of internet users are surrendering their privacy by revealing intimate details of their lives on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and innumerable others.


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