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Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post


Can anyone explain why exactly this is necessary?

I mean, even if you are an admitted big time statist, surely you would draw a line somewhere, right? Or is that naive of me?


What purpose does this serve?







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urinetrouble
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


I'm curious when all major cities will be under video surveillance.





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WikiTiger
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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I'm curious when all major cities will be under video surveillance.


Surveillance drones are already being deployed in local PD's, funded by the FedGov. Of course, that's in addition to the vast CCTV networks setup.






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Bard
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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"All the Congressional members are under surveillance too"


If this is true, I bet that changes pretty damned quickly.






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urinetrouble
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Surveillance drones are already being deployed in local PD's, funded by the FedGov. Of course, that's in addition to the vast CCTV networks setup.



Right, but how close are they to comprehensive coverage?






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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post


THIS IS A VERY GOOD IDEA. IF YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. IF YOU'RE A CRIMINAL OR A TERRORIST YOU DESERVE WHATEVER YOU GET. I TRUST OUR LEADERS TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND I DON'T WANT BAD PEOPLE HIDING BEHIND THE CONSTITUTION TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (IN SOME CASES LITERALLY).






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LSUwag
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


Time to build a bunker and go off the grid.





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LSURussian
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why exactly this is necessary?

Because of people like you?

Personally, I think it has something to do with bitcoins......






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Jim Rockford
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


Because they can. No other reason is necessary. Your employer will do the same thing, if he's allowed and has the technology. People are naturally snoops.





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Robin Masters
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


So we dont hurt ourselves...cant ever be too safe!





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DapperDan
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


Can they? Constitutionally?





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Scruffy
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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THIS IS A VERY GOOD IDEA. IF YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. IF YOU'RE A CRIMINAL OR A TERRORIST YOU DESERVE WHATEVER YOU GET. I TRUST OUR LEADERS TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND I DON'T WANT BAD PEOPLE HIDING BEHIND THE CONSTITUTION TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (IN SOME CASES LITERALLY).
Two questions:

1. Are you serious?

2. Why are you yelling?






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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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1. Are you serious?


Why, of course I am!!!

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2. Why are you yelling?


So "they" can hear me better






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baybeefeetz
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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What purpose does this serve?


Just in case.

I don't want to watch the video, but tell me, since you say "post," are we talking about Internet activity?

If so, then I really am not bothered by this. The internet is like a street corner. If you post on the Internet, you might as well be screaming on the street corner. I don't see it as private.









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HempHead
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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I don't want to watch the video, but tell me, since you say "post," are we talking about Internet activity?


All electronic telecommunications.






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baybeefeetz
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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Surveillance drones are already being deployed in local PD's, funded by the FedGov. Of course, that's in addition to the vast CCTV networks setup.


You're not going to believe this, but when you go outside, people can see you. Does it really matter whether it's the state or your neighbors or some guy who has a crush on you?







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baybeefeetz
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All electronic telecommunications.


Thanks. I guess now I know.






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HempHead
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Does it really matter whether it's the state or your neighbors or some guy who has a crush on you?



Yes.

My neighbors do not have the authority to imprison me.






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baybeefeetz
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re: Why would the US government need to surveil all its citizens?


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My neighbors do not have the authority to imprison me.


But that wouldn't make it any better for you, would it, if your neighbors could put a tracking device on your car, for example? Surely you wouldn't be down with that? So it's not that the state has the authority to put you in prison that bothers you about this, is it? Isn't it really the feeling of intrusion?



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HempHead
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So it's not that the state has the authority to put you in prison that bothers you about this, is it?


No, their monopoly on the initiation of violence is my primary concern. With sufficient data, enemies of the state could be labelled and dealt with in an expedited manner.

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Isn't it really the feeling of intrusion?


Coupled with the ability to act.



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