Well then Pete, as has already been stated, this is absolutely not the place for this."Hiding behind anonymity AND not staying on topic. Get lost buddy!"
Unlike you buddy, I will never need to hide behind ANY weapon. You think your Government or mine can do what?
Truth, not spook truth really hurts yes?
This thread is about console gaming boxes, about as frivolous a topic as you can find here at TS, or anyplace else. (Of course the, "or anyplace else" is me editorializing as I am both wont and very prone to do).
In a larger sense, citizens of a government do not necessarily represent the opinions of, or condone all of that government's actions. If we did, we wouldn't even need the two stinking, miserable excuses for, "choices?"we have for political "parties". (And that has come to mean, "parties" in the common everyday sense of the word).
In any event, allegedly the USA is cut from British cloth. So, you'd think we'd be getting along better, wouldn't you?
This PRISM issue would be a non issue, if every douche in the world, (and I'll include myself if it will make you happy), didn't absolutely feel that they have the inalienable right to run their yaps incessantly on the web or a stinking cell phone.
In any event, we could speculate that MI-6 is using the same tactics, but hasn't yet been caught at it. And what the heck, when you come right down to it, the British Empire wasn't always as nice to their subjects as they could have been.
Soooo, why don't you hold those fiery, rhetorical, verily even "revolutionary" thoughts of yours, and vent them here: https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/in-the-wake-of-prism-should-we-give-up-on-online-privacy.193253/#post-1316726
(And if you don't think you're going to make it there before pissing all these grand concepts away, try crossing your legs. That has helped me on numerous occasions).