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Europe's Commissioner Demands Answers Over PRISM Data Surveillance

     
2:42 pm on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The EU's Justice Commissioner has written to the US attorney general, questioning him about America's data surveillance programme, Prism.

Viviane Reding wrote that she was concerned America's efforts "could have grave adverse consequences for the fundamental rights of EU citizens".

A series of leaks suggest major tech firms have passed information to the National Security Agency, the US government's snooping organisation.

Experts say they could now be sued.

Europe's Commissioner Demands Answers Over PRISM Data Surveillance [bbc.co.uk]
9:10 pm on June 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I am surprised that this issue is not discussed more on WebmasterWorld.
Am I the only paranoid one here?
9:22 pm on June 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This should be bad for the US economy...every incentive to build internet companies elsewhere so they can be trusted.
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The perfect antidote to freedom is just a math problem for the high priests of IT, search and social media.

Welcome to the Matrix.
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The wibbling from the EU commissioner will probably be greeted with the common response for these unelected bureaucrats from Brussels: Meh! Sure you've got the people who don't understand what's happening shrieking in indignation and trying for figure out how to protest but most people don't really care.

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but most people don't really care.


That doesn't make it right. You could probably say the same about Germans and "The Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" in 1933
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Yes. But most people (especially in Ireland and perhaps the UK) distrust the EU/Brussels and its Nomenklatura more than they do NSA strange as that seems. The realist approach is that this kind of thing is going to happen. The idealist approach is that this kind of thing should not happen. The EU/Brussels bureaucrat approach is to wonder how they can get their snouts in this particular trough. However I don't think it is quite on the same level as that 1933 German law.

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I am surprised that this issue is not discussed more on WebmasterWorld.
Am I the only paranoid one here?


I'm surprised too. I have no idea who to believe at this point. Sure, all the tech companies denying all knowledge of PRISM could be lying, but the document could also be disinformation.
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It is being discussed a lot. Three active threads.
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Links, please? I've looked in the Google government section and the SEO section. Where are they?
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and combined with the ECHELON project makes it complete ... they are watching you , yes YOU
we have a post near us, just don't get near to the fence all these blokes with guns turn up
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More in the Guardian and on Newsnight -- direct tapping into fibre network