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The FBI used National Security Letters -- a form of surveillance that privacy watchdogs call

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I don't know what's worse, the frightening amount of information companies like Google and Facebook are giving up to 3rd parties, or the frightening amount of information individuals themselves give up publicly online.

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I don't know what's worse, the frightening amount of information companies like Google and Facebook are giving up to 3rd parties, or the frightening amount of information individuals themselves give up publicly online.

I'd vote the latter.

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Not surprised by this at all. Why I dont publicly/privately post personal info online and very rarely use my full/real name. I NEVER give out my phone number or my main email as well.

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I am not surprised. I predicted a few years ago, on this very website, that Google would become a government backdoor to people's lives... That it would be a means for the FBI to just casually spy on Americans... That google would just "agree" to let it happen w/o the need for a warrant.... Oh look, here we are. :-p

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I am not surprised. I predicted a few years ago, on this very website, that Google would become a government backdoor to people's lives... That it would be a means for the FBI to just casually spy on Americans... That google would just "agree" to let it happen w/o the need for a warrant.... Oh look, here we are. :-p

I am willing to bet Google isnt the only company the feds are doing things like this to. Glad Google gave out the info this is happening tho.

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Well at least Google is partially open and honest about it...

Does this only include American users? Assuming the ROTW users data is also stored on servers based in America, would the FBI still be within their jurisdiction to "spy" on ROTW users data?

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They can have all the info they want on me, I don't live in the USA. :p

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Well at least Google is partially open and honest about it...

Does this only include American users? Assuming the ROTW users data is also stored on servers based in America, would the FBI still be within their jurisdiction to "spy" on ROTW users data?

From recent articles, any data stored on US servers is fair game regardless of the person's original country of origin.

It also extends to say that even if your data is stored outside of the US, but is held by an American company (eg the data is stored in Ireland, or France or whatever) then that is still fair game and can be requested by the FBI and such.

Disgusting piece of legislation and is utterly abhorrent.

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Disgusting piece of legislation and is utterly abhorrent.

But ... but ... we need to stop the terrorists.

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Not surprised since Google was started by CIA funding

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i recently starting to hates youtube & google-based blogs, as it keep pestering me to use my REAL NAME,

hell no, i'll never submit

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i recently starting to hates youtube & google-based blogs, as it keep pestering me to use my REAL NAME,

hell no, i'll never submit

You have to question, what is a real name anyway? It's certainly not your birth certificate. It's not a legal document, and it doesn't even belong to you. Is it your common name, given name, or what you personally consider your name?

You could just use Micky Mouse .. but we do have 'usernames' for a reason and like you, I'd like to use that as my online persona.

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If they have checked up on me I bet they fell asleep somewhere in the middle of it. Yes, I am that boring.

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I am not surprised. I predicted a few years ago, on this very website, that Google would become a government backdoor to people's lives... That it would be a means for the FBI to just casually spy on Americans... That google would just "agree" to let it happen w/o the need for a warrant.... Oh look, here we are. :-p

You can't really disagree with an NSL though, that's one of the complaints about them (It's gotten better recently, but it's still pretty bad)

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I am not surprised. I predicted a few years ago, on this very website, that Google would become a government backdoor to people's lives... That it would be a means for the FBI to just casually spy on Americans... That google would just "agree" to let it happen w/o the need for a warrant.... Oh look, here we are. :-p

You act like they actually have a choice in the matter.

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