I'm always amazed by how Obama's administration gets away with "crime" when it comes to civil liberties, including a pass by leftist media. The latest example is the ILLEGAL data mining by the NSA of Internet companies servers to go through personal emails and other documents. Yes, it is ILLEGAL inside the U.S., and it does set participating tech companies in violation of their commitments to users in other countries, especially in the European Union!
If it was G.W. Bush's administration, for whom I have no sympathy, The New York Times, MSNBC and other so-called (leftist) journalists would be all over it, but of course, it's Obama, everything is OK because he smiles at press conferences.
|Screenshot of the leaked NSA document on PRISM (The Guardian)|
NSA taps in to user data of Google, Skype and others, secret files reveal• Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple• Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007
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