White House assessing four alternative proposals on NSA data collection reform

By Justin Kahn · 9 replies
Feb 26, 2014
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  1. After reports that parts of President Obama's NSA crack-down were put in motion through a secret court ruling, a new report from The Wall Street Journal says that four proposals on how to reform the NSA's mass phone data dragnet...

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    They got a badass looking HQ, I gotta say :3
  3. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    The amount of corruption within the government has long passed the point of no return. One of the biggest issues revolves around corporations buying their way into elected officials so that they can gain more power. It also works vice versa.

    Centuries ago the United States separated Church from State, the same needs to happen for corporations & governments
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  4. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    You sound like a government shill.
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    You exposed me oh noes :(
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,037   +2,558

    Thank God they're not collecting data about people odors.

    Unless of course, you're butt dialing and farting at the same time. Then it's your dumb own fault, if the NSA puts a brown stain on your record......:eek:

    (And now, we could sure put a, "holding its nose" smiley, to good use).
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,891   +1,224

    Ignoring the fact that this story doesn't have anything to do with corporations....

    We actually really need lobbyists. I know that's like saying we need lawyers, but thing about it for a second. The govt is really good at passing laws to accomplish one thing and end up doing the exact opposite. Kinda like how Obamacare was supposed to get people more insurance, but because of plan requirements more people have lost insurance than have signed up, and that's even after they fixed their website with no security.

    Imagine if the govt was free to pass laws on banking and healthcare and transportation and all these other fields they have no idea about without experts telling them the effects of their ideas. It would be a giant mess.

    Regardless... I have no faith that anything the govt passes is going to result in what they say will happen. Not after all the other giant lies out of that white house..'Benghazi wasn't a terrorist attack'...'There wasn't a single bit of corruption in the IRS targeting scandal' and of course 'If you like your plan you can keep it.'

    It is far more important for the govt to make the appearance that they're trying to do something about it than to actually do something about it. They just want this to go away before the Nov election cycle.
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  8. Terrorism kills less than 300 people a year. Heart disease kills 700,000 people a year. Cancer kills 550,000 people a year. You're 57 times more likely to trip and fall to your death than to be killed by terrorism. We spend $500,000,000 for yearly for every death due to terrorism, and only $2,000 for every death due to a stroke. Do you really believe the government is trying to protect you?
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  9. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Well said, priorities are obviously not in place
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  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,891   +1,224

    The problem though, is that terrorism breeds more terrorism, which would then breed more terrorism. There are a lot of people in this world who want to kill infidels, not matter how much we dislike our govt's strategies for 'protecting us' Do you realize that saying 'you're 57 times more likely to trip and fall to your death than die of terrorism' is actually a really GOOD thing? I could totally see that line being used as a defense for all the spending.

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