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[liberationtech] Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple

Andrew Clark andrewrclark at mac.com
Fri Jun 7 05:35:29 PDT 2013


 Michael

Well I feel much better as Australian Citizen living out side of US.

Andrew Clark
andrewrclark at mac.com



On 07/06/2013, at 10:32 PM, David Golumbia <dgolumbia at gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Michael Rogers <michael at briarproject.org> wrote:
> "This law does not allow the targeting of any US citizen or of any person located within the United States."
> 
> Note the wording of this denial: the *target* of collection may not be a US citizen or a person located in the US. But if the *target* is, say, Al Qaeda and affiliated organisations, does the law prevent data about US citizens and persons located in the US from being collected and retained?
> 
> Cheers,
> Michael
> 
> 
> And in case one draws any comfort at all from these apparent limitations: there is no chance that intelligence community representatives would take advantage of very technical details of the wording of laws to, e.g., share information on the citizens of other countries with whom it has formal information sharing agreements but whom it is not supposed to directly surveil, right? Because that would be kind of dishonest, and we know the intelligence community is first and foremost dedicated to being truthful in public. 
> 
> http://opencanada.org/features/the-think-tank/essays/canada-and-the-five-eyes-intelligence-community/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA_Agreement
> 
> 
> 
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> David Golumbia
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