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Act granting gov’t snooping rights was legally questionable

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Act granting gov’t snooping rights was legally questionable Edward Snowden’s release to the public of a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court order, which grants the federal government the right to collect metadata telephone records and emails on all Americans, raises significant questions about whether the FISA court that issued the order can or will significantly affect our personal privacy. Surveillance on all Americans is totally unprecedented. But the government says it is OK ...

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September 2, 2013
7:03 a.m.

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Things change. What was once objectionable becomes necessary. As the level of civilization decreases, so must the level of the quality of control needed to maintain it. Sufficient knowledge of history leads to pessimism. Maybe there is no salvation.