EU seeks clarity about PRISM amid rising international concern

By Jesse · 6 replies
Jun 13, 2013
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  1. James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has assured the American public that PRISM doesn’t collect data on U.S. citizens. Assuming it’s the truth, this may placate some of the concerns in the U.S., but what about members of the international...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,018   +1,319

    I wonder why this request for information is so public. You'd think if British Intelligence or French Intelligence etc wanted an answer out of the NSA or CIA they'd call them and ask and we'd never find about it. Considering this is the EU's commissioner for justice and fundamental rights (whatever that is) and they're asking publicly it sort of gives them the same level of credibility as your average newspaper doesn't it? Meaning... they care more about the fact that we're watching the conversation than what's actually being said.
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  3. This "transparent" Administration cant keep up with their own lies. Let alone what other countries think that are not so quick to accept them.
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  4. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Guru Posts: 308   +71

    Why should anyone believe Clapper when he assures the American public that PRISM doesn?t collect data on U.S. citizens? Didn't Clapper lie under oath to the Congress? (the fact that the members of Congress are also liars and hypocrites is irrelevant). Just like the IRS saying that they did not target any groups. Or the State Department covering up its employees (and Ambassador's) use of prostitutes.

    This US administration has simply lost all credibility with me.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,216   +333

    What surprises me is that people are surprised by this. Everyone mindlessly supported the patriot act in a fear ridden fever. Its all legal.


    Its to appease their public who feel their government is somehow weaker because USA is spying on everyone.
  6. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    Perhaps in the state of fear, many people didn't realize the implications of what was being suggested. Now the smoke has cleared and the scope of the act is revealed to be even more frightening.
  7. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I believe, dear editors, that we have forgotten the meaning of the verb "to assure". How did they ASSURE us they weren't spying, again? By saying "we assure you we didn't" ?!

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